Watford vs Everton Match Info
Date: Saturday February 9 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm
Venue: Vicarage Road
Referee: Lee Probert
Watford vs Everton Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
December 10 2018: Everton 2-2 Watford
February 24 2018: Watford 1-0 Everton
November 5 2017: Everton 3-2 Watford
Total head-to-head league matches played: 23
Watford wins: 4
Everton wins: 15
Watford vs Everton Stats
- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in 10 of the last 13 matches between these clubs
- Both teams have scored in 10 of those 13 games (not all the same ones)
- Watford have kept a clean sheet in four of their latest six matches
Watford vs Everton Match Preview
Everton manager Marco Silva returns to the club that sacked him just over a year ago, with Watford presumably not regretting the decision to bring in Javi Gracia so quickly.
Silva’s departure from Vicarage Road and Gracia’s ensuing appointment were done within just a few hours one Sunday in January 2018 after Everton had failed to make a good job of keeping secret their desire to take the Portuguese coach to Goodison Park.
In the end, Silva took over on Merseyside last summer once the dust had settled, but Watford are certainly no worse for not having him still with them. Gracia is doing a very good job, with the Hornets in the top half of the Premier League table and the last 16 of the FA Cup.
However, at the time of writing, the day before Everton hosted Manchester City, Silva was the favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job due to a run of only four wins in 14 games starting with the heartbreaking last-gasp defeat in the Merseyside derby.
With plenty of pride at stake here, both personally and professionally, Silva is backed to save face by guiding his Everton side to a draw against a team with whom they are closely matched on the season’s results as a whole.
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