Two sides who were promoted from the Championship last term go head-to-head at Vicarage Road as Watford welcome Norwich City.
Both sides will be satisfied with the starts they’ve made, especially Watford, who sit 11th on 19 points after last weekend’s excellent 3-2 win at Aston Villa.
Quique Sanchez Flores’ side have impressed in the top flight, with the deadly partnership of Troy Deeney (4 goals, 3 assists) and Odion Ighalo (8 goals, 2 assists) proving that the 4-4-2 system can still be effective.
The Hornets will be targeting this as a game to pick up three points in, and they’ll want to improve on a home record which reads just two wins from seven matches.
However, their visitors will also be viewing this fixture as one they can definitely win, and Alex Neil’s side are also in confident mood following last weekend’s decent 1-1 draw against Arsenal, which saw them move three points clear of the drop zone.
Since getting hit for six at Newcastle in early October, the Canaries have conceded just five goals in five matches and have lost just one of their last three – a 1-0 defeat at Chelsea.
Away from Carrow Road though, City have collected just five points from a possible 21, but they did beat their hosts 3-0 in both Championship fixtures last term.
Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes could play despite being stretchered off at Aston Villa with a neck injury.
But defenders Sebastian Prodl (calf) and Joel Ekstrand (knee) are both still sidelined.
Alex Tettey is set to return to the Norwich midfield after recovering from a groin injury, while captain Russell Martin could also come back into the starting line-up after he wasn’t risked from the bench against Arsenal.
However, winger Matt Jarvis, on loan from West Ham, remains out with a knee injury.
League Position: Watford – 11th (19 pts); Norwich – 16th (13 pts)
Last Meeting: Watford 0-3 Norwich – February 21st, 2015
Key Players: Watford – Odion Ighalo; Norwich – Robbie Brady
Form: Watford – LWWLLW; Norwich – LLLWLD
Shoot Says: Watford 2-1 Norwich