• Watford haven't lost any of their last six league contests with Boro (W4 D2), last losing to them in October 2012.
  • Middlesbrough have won only one of their last seven trips to Watford, losing on five occasions (D1).
  • Troy Deeney has scored in six of his last eight league games against Middlesbrough (6 goals). The only side he's scored more league goals against for Watford is Leeds United (7).
  • Watford have lost four of their last five Premier League matches (W0 D1 L4), scoring just two goals.
  • No Premier League team has scored fewer goals (17) or fired in fewer shots on target (50) this season than Middlesbrough.
  • Middlesbrough have won just one of their last 23 away games in the top-flight (2-1 v Sunderland in August 2016), losing 16 (D6).
  • Watford have conceded a joint-high 10 headed goals in the PL this season (along with Stoke); two more than they shipped in the entire 2015-16 campaign.
  • Only Spurs (14), Chelsea (15) and Man Utd (19) have conceded fewer goals in the Premier League this season than Middlesbrough (22).
  • Alvaro Negredo has had a hand in five of Middlesbrough's last seven goals in the Premier League (four goals, one assist).
  • Watford have conceded more Premier League goals from crosses this season than any other team (17).
  • The Hornets handed appearances to only two English players in the Premier League in 2015-16 (Deeney and Watson), but have already used five different Englishmen in the competition this season (Deeney, Watson, Sinclair, Mason and Folivi).
  • Middlesbrough will be looking to win two competitive matches in a row for the first time since April 2016, following their 3-0 FA Cup win against Sheffield Wednesday last Sunday.