Watford vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League commentary stream, latest score, TV channel, line-ups, prediction – Evening Standard

Watford vs Arsenal
Premier League 2018-19
Venue: Vicarage Road
Kick-off time: 8:00pm GMT, tonight

Arsenal will attempt to bounce back from their woeful defeat at Everton and stay in the thick of the crowded race for a top-four finish as they return to Premier League action against Watford tonight.

Chelsea’s defeat at Liverpool on Sunday means victory for the Gunners tonight will see them move up to fourth in the table, just one point behind rivals Tottenham.

Unai Emery’s side returned to form with a dominant Europa League quarter-final first-leg victory over Napoli on Thursday and now come up against a Watford team riding high after reaching their first FA Cup final since 1984 with a thrilling extra-time comeback win over Wolves at Wembley.

The Hornets, currently 10th with games in hand, are battling with the likes of Everton, Leicester, Wolves and West Ham for ‘the best of the rest’ title and a seventh-place finish.

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Watford vs Arsenal team news and predicted line-ups

Watford are without Gerard Deulofeu, Jose Holebas (hamstring), Domingos Quina (shoulder),Tom Cleverley (calf) for this one.

Meanwhile, Granit Xhaka returns for Arsenal after a groin strain.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos begins a two-match domestic suspension after he collected his 10th yellow card of the season on Merseyside, while long-term absentees Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck are all still out.

Confirmed team line-ups

Watford XI: Foster, Janmaat, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina, Femenia, Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes, Deeney, Gray

Arsenal XI: Leno, Mustafi, Koscielny, Mavropanos, Monreal, Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Iwobi, Aubameyang

Score prediction: Watford 1-1 Arsenal

Monday’s game sees two good friends and former team-mates – Javi Gracia and Unai Emery – pit their wits against one another for the second time in English football.

Watford are enjoying a terrific season and will still be basking in the glow of their semi-final win, while Arsenal are yet to keep an away clean sheet in the Premier League this season.

Providing it does not turn out to be all a bit ‘after the Lord Mayor’s Show’, the hosts should be able to bag a valuable point.

TV channel and live stream, and online coverage

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £8.99.

Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.

Head to Head history and results (h2h)

This will be the 12th top-flight meeting between the sides in the Premier League era. Arsenal currently boast nine wins to Watford’s two, with no draws.​

In September, the Gunners won 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium courtesy of a late Craig Cathcart own goal and side-footed effort from Mesut Ozil.

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