Match 25 round of the championship of England Stoke City - Watford will be held on Wednesday January 31 at 23:00 at the stadium Bet365. After 24 days of play, Stoke ranked 17th in the Premier League standings, one point from the relegation zone, while Watford is in tenth position with 26 points scored. "Watford" at the beginning of the season in the Premier League was considered one of the main discoveries. Now the "hornets" have only a three-point lead over Stoke City, which is fighting for survival. How can the face-to-face meeting between these teams end?
Last year, "Stoke City" also the first half of the season hung around the relegation zone. Nothing has changed and now, although the "potters" are still considered a strong middle peasant championship. However, the team does not progress, and in such cases the decline often begins. This time, the club was entrusted to Paul Lambert, who had already worked several times in the Premier League, and also built an interesting project in Wolverhampton. As a result, in the last round, "Stoke" won for the first time in six games at home with "Huddersfield" - 2: 0. Prior to this, the "potters" suffered four consecutive defeats: Chelsea 0-5, Manchester United 0: 3, Newcastle 0: 1, and Coventry 1: 2.
In "Watford", too, did not fail Mark Silva, even despite a good start. The leadership of the "hornets" entrusted the future of the club to Spaniard Javier Garcia, who previously worked with the Russian "Ruby". The first pancake of Javier turned out to be a lump. "Watford" flew in the FA Cup from "Southampton" - 0: 1. Now the Spaniard has to prepare the team for his first fight in the Premier League. Note that "Watford" in total lost five consecutive guest fights in the championship.