Watford head to Carrow Road today to face fellow promoted side Norwich in the Premier League as they attempt to end a run of three straight defeats.
Xisco Munoz’s team have lost their last three Premier League matches without scoring a goal, going down to Tottenham, Brighton and Wolves.
They will now aim to get back to winning ways as they come up against a Norwich team who have lost all four of their Premier League games, scoring just once.
Will Xisco make any changes to his starting line-up? Here is our predicted XI for the match…
We are predicting that he will make three changes to the team, with Ozan Tufan, Adam Masina and Christian Kabasele coming in.
Starting with the centre-back, we believe that the 30-year-old come into the team in place of Francisco Sierralta, who scored a horror own goal against Wolves last weekend. He messed up his header at the back post and inadvertently found the back of his own net, which could cause Munoz to call upon Kabasele to give him a chance to show that he deserves a regular place.
He started the first two games of the season and averaged a solid SofaScore rating of 6.80. The Belgian defender won an incredible 78% of his duels and made 14 clearances in the two games, which suggests that he has the quality to come in for Sierralta and help Watford pick up a positive result against the Canaries.
We are also predicting that there will be a change at left-back. Danny Rose started against Wolves and struggled at times, losing half of his duels and being dribbled past three times in comparison to making only one tackle throughout the 90 minutes.
The former Spurs man also failed with all of his crossing attempts and gave possession away 17 times. This suggests that Munoz could decide to chuck Masina back into the XI to add more solidity at the back against Norwich, with the £31k-per-week beast dribbled past 0.7 times per game this season whilst winning 64% of his defensive duels.
Finally, we are predicting that Turkish international Tufan will be handed his Premier League debut. Juraj Kucka lost half of his ground duels and was dribbled past three times against Wolves, and it could be worth giving the veteran a rest to see what Tufan is capable of producing. The 26-year-old midfielder, who is on loan from Fenerbahce, deserves a chance to show what he can do in a Watford shirt, and this today’s clash could provide him the opportunity he needs.
The rest of the team should stay the same from the defeat to Wolves.
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