Watford vs Newcastle United preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Watford will be looking to secure back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time this season as they face a struggling Newcastle United at Vicarage Road, a side who are so far yet to win a league game.

Magpies boss Steve Bruce has found himself under immense pressure as of recent after a torrid start to the season – losing three and drawing two – which has left them in the bottom three after the first five games.

Xisco Munoz's newly-promoted Hornets side, however, have had a promising start to life in the top-flight once again with two wins on the board at this early stage, their most recent victory coming at the weekend against Norwich City.

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Team news – Watford

Goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann and forward Joao Pedro are both doubts for this game with respective knee injuries.

Kiko Femenia is set to return to the side after being ruled out of the midweek Carabao Cup defeat to Stoke City.

Team news – Newcastle

Newcastle are to be without Martin Dubravka, Freddie Woodman, Paul Dummett, Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Willock and Callum Wilson for the trip to Hertfordshire – leaving them short of options until after the international break in a few weeks time, when the majority are set to return to action.

Previous meeting

The last time these two sides met was in July 2020 where Watford sealed a crucial 2-1 home victory over Newcastle, with Troy Deeney scoring a brace after Dwight Gayle put The Magpies in front.

Ones to watch

Watford – Ismaila Sarr

Touted for big money move to Liverpool after The Hornets were relegated in 2020, Watford kept hold of their star player Ismaila Sarr, and he has continued his impressive form ever since his arrival from Rennes two seasons ago.

The 23-year-old winger has already notched three league goals this season, and will be looking to add to his tally against a Newcastle team who have conceded 13 goals in their opening five Premier League games.

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Newcastle – Allan Saint-Maximin

Was Newcastle's one-to-watch really going to be anyone but Allan Saint-Maximin?

The Frenchman is arguably the Premier League's most exciting player to watch, and is comfortably The Toon's best player.

Saint-Maximin has two goals and two assists to his name so far this season, and it would not be a surprise if he was to have a big play on proceedings Vicarage Road tomorrow afternoon.

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Predicted lineups

Watford: Foster; Femenia, Troost-Ekong, Cathcart, Rose; Sissoko, Kucka; Sarr, Cleverley, Dennis; King. (4-2-3-1)

Newcastle: Darlow; Manquillo, Krafth, Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie; Hayden, S. Longstaff, Almiron; Saint-Maximin, Joelinton. (5-3-2)

Where to watch the game

Due to the 3pm kick-off television blackout in the UK, this game cannot be watched live.

However, highlights of the match will be available on YouTube shortly after the final whistle.

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