West Ham United take on Watford this Friday as the 2019/20 season enters its finishing stretch. Here’s the lowdown on the game…
Where and when
West Ham United v Watford
Friday 17 July 2020, 8pm BST
How to follow
Friday’s match will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. If you live overseas you can find broadcast listings in your territory by clicking here.
Live match updates will be provided through the official West Ham Twitter account.
You can also follow the game live via our Matchday Blog on whufc.com.
You can also follow the match on our official Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat channels.
Live audio commentary will be available on whufc.com, our official mobile app, talkSPORT and BBC Radio London.
Meet the opposition
West Ham and Watford meet on Friday knowing the victor – if there is to be one at London Stadium – would take a giant stride towards Premier League safety.
The teams are locked together on 34 points, with West Ham possessing a superior goal difference, so three points could be priceless.
The Hornets have rediscovered their form in the nick of time, ending a run of three straight defeats by beating Norwich City and Newcastle United at Vicarage Road last week,
On both occasions they needed to come from behind to win 2-1, with a brace of Troy Deeney penalties doing the job against the Magpies.
That took the Hornets’ talismanic skipper past 130 goals for the club and they’ll be looking for more of the same from him over the campaign’s final three matches.
West Ham United manager David Moyes has offered an update on the fitness statuses of wingers Robert Snodgrass and Felipe Anderson, as they both continue their respective recoveries from injury.
Since the Premier League restart last month, Snodgrass has been unavailable for selection, having suffered a disc problem in his back.
Fellow winger Felipe Anderson, meanwhile, featured in the first two games back against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur, but subsequently sustained a hamstring injury in the warm-up against Chelsea.
Ahead of his side’s game against Watford at London Stadium on Friday evening, Moyes suggested that while Felipe Anderson might yet recover in time for the season’s conclusion, the final week-and-a-half is less likely to bear Snodgrass’ return.