- Aug 29, 2014
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Brentford and Watford meet at Griffin Park for the first time in the league since January 1998 when Watford beat The Bees 2-1; Brentford will be looking for there first win over The Hornets in 38 years.
Alan McCormack may be able to return to the Brentford starting line-up but may have to fight for his place as Moses Odubajo has impressed whilst covering McCormack and for seconds Mark Warburton's men have barely put a foot wrong in the past few months only losing 3 times in the League since Christmas. However, McCormack may replace Nico Yennaris on the Brentford bench. Brentford are likely to keep to the same squad that beat Leeds with only Alan Judge, Lewis Macleod and Scott Hogan sidelined.
Slaviša Jokanović will be able to welcome back Almen Abdi and Fernando Forestieri to his squad. The duo returned to the Watford squad against Blackburn last week but could return to Jokanović's starting 11. Sean Murray and Joel Ekstrand remain sidelined for The Hornets. Odion Ighalo will almost certainly retain his place in the Watford starting 11 following his 9th goal in seven games against Blackburn on Saturday.
Overall, this will be a tight contest and possibly a high scoring one with the teams scoring 102 goals combined this season and Watford being the second highest scorers this season; but if Brentford are to continue recent form The Bees should come out victorious.
Brentford- Button, Bidwell, Dean, Tarkowski, Odubajo, Douglas, Diagouraga, Pritchard, Jota, Dallas, Gray
Watford- Gomes, Cathcart, Angella, Hoban, Paredes, Layun, Watson, Munari, Anya, Deeney, Ighalo