Newcastle United v Watford live stream, Saturday 15 January, 3.00pm GMT
Big-spending Newcastle United could climb out of the drop zone with a win over Watford on Saturday, in a crucial clash for the relegation battle at St. James’ Park.
Two points separates second-bottom Magpies from the visitors in 17th ahead of kick-off, with both sides desperate for three valuable points.
Newcastle have been quick to use their new-found funds in the January transfer market, bringing in England full-back Kieran Trippier for £12m last week before completing a £25m deal for striker Chris Wood from Burnley on Thursday.
But a bulging bank account won’t be enough on its own to save the Tynesiders, who suffered a humiliating FA Cup defeat at home to League One side Cambridge United last weekend.
Claudio Ranieri’s side were thumped 4-1 by Leicester in the FA Cup last weekend, their seventh consecutive defeat in all competitions.
The Hornets have lost eight of their last nine league outings, and desperately need things to turn around soon before they are dragged into the bottom three.
Both teams have obvious areas requiring improvement; Newcastle have dropped 19 points from winning positions this season, while Watford haven’t kept a clean sheet since January 2020.
Wood should go straight into the Newcastle team, with Callum Wilson out injured, while Federico Fernandez, Isaac Hayden and Jamal Lewis also have injuries and Javier Manquillo is suspended.
Watford are missing Imran Louza, Adam Masina, William Troost-Ekong and Ismaila Sarr due to their involvement at the Africa Cup of Nations, and Ranieri’s injury list includes Nicolas Nkoulou, Peter Etebo and Kwadwo Baah.
Kick-off is at 3.00pm GMT on Saturday 15 January, and the game is not being shown on UK television. See below for international broadcast options.
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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.
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