Watford vs Leeds preview: This FA Cup tie is a big game for Troy Deeney

A look ahead to the FA Cup fixture at Vicarage Road

It’s a big game for…

Troy Deeney: Watford’s top scorer last campaign - who was vital in their promotion to the Premier League - will see this game as a big opportunity to get into double figures for the season. His strike partner, Odion Ighalo, has already netted fifteen times this term and playing at home to the Championship side Leeds will give him the chance to end a run of three goals in ten matches.

Best stat…

0: Watford and Leeds have never previously met in the FA Cup, but have mustered up seven wins each, drawing six times in all of their previous meetings.

Remember when…

A Fernando Forestieri brace helps Watford on their way to a 4-1 win, when the Hornets last met Leeds at Vicarage Road in the Championship last season.

 

Player to watch…

Odion Ighalo: The Nigeria international has the same amount of goals so far this season as he did at the same stage last campaign, but, the striker has took a big leap into the Premier League. And having only ever made three appearances in the FA Cup, the former Udinese man will be looking to put an end to a quiet start to 2016 against lower league opposition.

Past three-meetings…

Leeds 2 (Sharp, Austin) Watford 3 (Deeney, Vydra 2), Championship, February 2015

Watford 4 (Forestieri 2, Deeney, Tozser) Leeds 1 (Tamas OG), Championship, August 2014

Watford 3 (Abdi, Anya, Deeney) Leeds 0, Championship, April 2014

Form guide… 

Watford: LWWDLW

Leeds: LWDWLD

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 3.00pm

TV: Highlights on BBC 1, Saturday 10.35pm

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