Watford v Cardiff. Team news and preview

Last updated : 05 December 2020 By Michael Morris

Watford welcome Cardiff City to Vicarage Rd this afternoon and they also welcome up to 2,000 fans as the club is situated in Tier 2 of the English Covid restrictions. One fan, pre-match, is sat next to the Graham Taylor statue holding his Welcome Back match programme.


Cardiff are hoping to build on the two impressive home perfomances in the past week and take something from on the the favourites to win the dividsion.

 Match facts

  • Watford have won their last three league matches against Cardiff, most recently during the 2018/19 Premier League season when they did the double over them.
  • The last Championship meeting between Watford and Cardiff was back in December 2014, with the Hornets winning 4-2 at the Cardiff City Stadium.
  • Watford have won more home points than any other side in the Championship this season (19 – W6 D1 L0), while they’ve also scored the most home goals in the division (16).
  • Cardiff City have won back-to-back league games for the first time this season, though they’re winless in their last four on the road (D2 L2).
  • Kieffer Moore has scored four goals in his last four Championship games, more than he had in his first 11 appearances in the competition for Cardiff (3).

Match officials:

Assistants: Rob Smith and Craig Taylor
Fourth Official : George Byrne