Match Pack: Huddersfield Town v Watford

By: Watford FC Staff


  • Huddersfield Town v Watford
  • Sky Bet EFL Championship (Gameweek 20)
  • The John Smith's Stadium (Behind Closed Doors)
  • Saturday December 19, 3pm GMT


  • Referee: Leigh Doughty
  • Assistants: Robert Merchant, Richard Wild
  • Fourth Official: Sebastian Stockbridge


Carlos Corberán's Huddersfield Town sit 14th in the Championship but have recently been in hot form at home, winning their last three at the John Smith's Stadium. Leading scorer Josh Koroma netted in each of these games, taking his tally to six for the season, but missed the Terriers' last game – a goalless draw at Coventry City – through injury.


  • None of the last 12 league matches between Huddersfield and Watford have ended level, with the Terriers managing five wins to Watford’s seven.
  • Watford have never kept a clean sheet in a league fixture away at Huddersfield, conceding 23 goals across their 14 visits (W5 D1 L8).
  • Huddersfield have won each of their last three home league games, their best run since February 2017, a campaign in which they were promoted to the Premier League.
  • Watford have lost just one of their last 10 games in the Championship (W5 D4), a 1-0 defeat to Cardiff earlier this month.
  • Troy Deeney is looking to score in four consecutive league appearances for Watford for the first time since December 2015.


Adam Masina could make his first appearance of the season according to Vladimir Ivić, and Étienne Capoue could be afforded more minutes, while João Pedro faces a late fitness test. Domingos Quina misses out through a hamstring injury. More information HERE.


Vladimir Ivić, Watford Head Coach:

“They’re a team who have good organisation, they change their system, but we need to adapt. It doesn’t matter how they play; it’s about how we want to play and what we will do on the pitch.

“We will respect them, we know it’s a tough game, a tough away game, and we need to be focused at our maximum from the first until the last second to give our best for the three points.”



  • Won 11, Drawn 5, Lost 14

Last Six:

  • Apr 2019: Huddersfield 1-2 Watford (Premier League)
  • Oct 2018: Watford 3-0 Huddersfield (Premier League)
  • Apr 2018: Huddersfield 1-0 Watford (Premier League)
  • Dec 2017: Watford 1-4 Huddersfield (Premier League)
  • Jan 2015: Huddersfield 3-1 Watford (Championship)
  • Aug 2014: Watford 4-2 Huddersfield (Championship)


Watford were victorious on their last trip to the John Smith's Stadium thanks to a Gerard Deulofeu double. The Spaniard netted in each half to secure a 2-1 win and lift the Hornets to seventh in the Premier League.

Hive Live: Huddersfield Town v Watford

Hive Live will bring you an exclusive Adam Masina interview on our pre-match show from 2pm on Saturday. There will also be a host of special guests including Hall of Famer Paul Robinson on our final show before Christmas. Secure your match pass HERE to watch or listen to the game from kick-off at 3pm!

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