Watford will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run when they host Gary Rowett’s Millwall on Boxing Day, and will be hoping the home side take the lead in this clash.
After missing the Hornets’ clash against Hull City, Ismaila Sarr returned to the starting line-up against Huddersfield Town last weekend and that was a big boost considering how much the Senegal international can change at this level.
It is currently the subject of speculation elsewhere, but there is no reason why he will not start again on Monday after playing the majority of the game at the John Smith’s Stadium, only being substituted in stoppage time.
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The Lions, meanwhile, have not had the best of times since the World Cup break, losing 3-0 to Sunderland, failing to pick up three points against struggling Wigan Athletic and having their game against Luton Town postponed last weekend. .
Although it could be argued that the hosts will be more demanding given their recent performance, the visitors should not lack energy after a long break and this could make for an interesting match.
Ahead of the game, we’ve got everything you need to know!
The latest news from the group
The Hornets have not suffered any new injuries in this clash, although Keinan Davis, James Morris and Mattie Pollock have missed a few days of practice due to a camp virus.
That means Sarr and Joao Pedro get a chance to start again, and their quality could make the difference on the day.
Hamza Choudhury and Edo Kayembe will be without again, but new signing Leandro Bacuna is available and could once again partner Tom Dele-Bashiru in the middle of the park.
A treble of injuries has emerged for the visitors with Benik Afobe, Ryan Leonard and Callum Styles taking part in light training, but none of the trio are expected back in time for this clash.
The hosts will be strong favorites for this tie, with Slaven Bilic’s men on a run of 17 points from their last eight league games, taking 17 points from 24 in the process.
Also, having lost three of their 11 league games at Vicarage Road this season, they have been quite strong at home and should be able to take the three points from this upcoming clash as well.
The visitors have won just one of their last six games and could face another defeat here. A 2-0 win over Watford is predictable in this one.
Is there live streaming?
Those unable to attend the game will be able to watch Sky Sports Football on the Red Button and Sky Sports app, allowing those who subscribe to the channel to tune in.
Watford’s Hive Live service will also be streaming the game, although you’ll need to pay £10 to get access. You can also subscribe to Millwall TV and buy match tickets when you sign up.
What time does it start?
This game kicks off at 12pm, which isn’t really surprising considering most Millwall supporters won’t have to travel far.
Sunderland’s clash with Blackburn Rovers kicks off half an hour later, with just six of the 10 Championship league games on Boxing Day kicking off at 3pm.
Supporters of both sides should be able to return in plenty of time to see Cardiff City host Queens Park Rangers at 5.15pm, and there’s another game at 7.45pm as Rob Edwards looks to get his first win as Luton Town manager at Norwich against. City.