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Centre by Ikechi Anya.
The ball is sent over by Troy Deeney.
Handball by Troy Deeney. Adam Legzdins takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Almen Abdi.
Corner taken by Jamie Ward, Troy Deeney manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Matej Vydra on Chris Martin, free kick awarded. Troy Deeney on for Matej Vydra. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamie Ward from left channel, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.
Centre by Jonathan Hogg, Jeff Hendrick manages to make a clearance.
Chris Martin takes a shot. Save made by Jonathan Bond.
Shot from just outside the box by Jamie Ward goes over the bar.
Paul Coutts crosses the ball.
Mason Bennett takes a shot. Save made by Jonathan Bond.
A cross is delivered by Ikechi Anya, Jake Buxton makes a clearance. Cristian Battocchio has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward, Nathaniel Chalobah manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Marco Cassetti.
Jonathan Hogg comes on in place of Alexandre Geijo.
John Brayford delivers the ball, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance. Mason Bennett on for Conor Sammon. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the left by-line, Foul by Lloyd Doyley on Chris Martin, Penalty awarded. Placed penalty scored by Jamie Ward. Watford 2-1 Derby.
Corner taken by Almen Abdi from the left by-line, save made by Adam Legzdins.
Marco Cassetti takes a shot. Ben Davies gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Almen Abdi, Goal scored by Joel Ekstrand from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Watford 2-0 Derby.Assist by Almen Abdi.
Joel Ekstrand concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Sammon. Direct free kick taken by Jeff Hendrick.
Unfair challenge on Conor Sammon by Joel Ekstrand results in a free kick. Jamie Ward crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Marco Cassetti challenges Ben Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Davies takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Ward on Cristian Battocchio. Jamie Ward booked for unsporting behaviour. Nathaniel Chalobah takes the free kick.
Almen Abdi takes a shot. Adam Legzdins makes a save.
Ben Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marco Cassetti. Free kick taken by Almen Abdi.
Foul by Almen Abdi on Ben Davies, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Davies.
Shot from just outside the box by Conor Sammon misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken by Almen Abdi from the right by-line to the near post.
Nathaniel Chalobah takes a shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.
Ben Davies challenges Matej Vydra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Caution for Ben Davies. Almen Abdi produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Jamie Ward gets a block in.
Craig Bryson takes a shot. Save made by Jonathan Bond.
(Watford) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Bond coming on for Manuel Almunia.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Almen Abdi, clearance by Richard Keogh.
Corner taken by Almen Abdi from the right by-line played to the near post, Paul Coutts makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Almen Abdi, John Brayford manages to make a clearance.
Matej Vydra fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Watford 1-0 Derby.
Conor Sammon concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Ekstrand. Free kick taken by Joel Ekstrand.
The official flags Alexandre Geijo offside. Direct free kick taken by John Brayford.
Close range shot by Ikechi Anya goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Nathaniel Chalobah concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Ward. Paul Coutts crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Manuel Almunia.
Matej Vydra takes a shot. Clearance made by Richard Keogh. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Almen Abdi, Shot on goal by Joel Ekstrand from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Almen Abdi sends in a cross, save made by Adam Legzdins.
The ball is crossed by Ikechi Anya, clearance made by John Brayford.
Jamie Ward delivers the ball.
Michael Jacobs fouled by Joel Ekstrand, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Coutts.
Lloyd Doyley fouled by Jamie Ward, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.
Foul by Nathaniel Chalobah on John Brayford, free kick awarded. Adam Legzdins takes the direct free kick.
Ikechi Anya crosses the ball, clearance by Craig Bryson.
The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hendrick by Cristian Battocchio. Direct free kick taken by Jeff Hendrick.
The ball is crossed by Cristian Battocchio, Adam Legzdins makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Paul Coutts.
The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Conor Sammon misses to the left of the goal.
Marco Cassetti takes a shot. Save made by Adam Legzdins.
Ikechi Anya sends in a cross, clearance made by John Brayford.
Matej Vydra takes a shot. Adam Legzdins makes a save. Shot from just outside the box by Alexandre Geijo misses to the right of the goal.
Pudil a problem for Hornets
Watford will assess Daniel Pudil ahead of their home encounter against Derby.
The wing-back missed Tuesday's 2-0 victory at Ipswich due to illness, with the fit-again Joel Ekstrand starting in defence having recovered from his knee injury.
Otherwise, boss Gianfranco Zola has an unchanged squad to select from and could opt to recall 19-goal top scorer Matej Vydra and midfielder Cristian Battocchio having rested the pair to the bench at Portman Road.
Defenders Fitz Hall (hamstring), Tommie Hoban (ankle) and Neuton (back) all continue to miss out.
The third-placed Hornets, who are three points off the automatic promotion places, will be out for revenge against Derby having been hammered 5-1 in the reverse fixture at Pride Park at the start of September.
Jake Buxton could return to action and ease Derby's defensive problems.
With Mark O'Brien, James O'Connor and Shaun Barker all out with knee injuries, Kieron Freeman expected to be out for around a month after suffering a twisted ankle against Bolton in midweek and Gareth Roberts serving the final game of a three-match ban, the Rams are down to the bare bones at the back.
Buxton has sat out the last three matches after returning from an eight-week absence with knee ligament damage earlier than expected against Sheffield Wednesday on February 9, but the centre-back is set to resume training on Friday.
If Buxton is fit that would allow John Brayford to revert from centre-back to his usual right-back role.
Should Buxton not make it, Brayford would continue alongside Richard Keogh at the heart of the defence and midfielder Ben Davies would replace Freeman at right-back - as he did after 29 minutes against Bolton on Tuesday night.
Elsewhere, teenage midfielder Will Hughes remains a doubt for Saturday. The 17-year-old missed his first game of the season in midweek after a groin strain forced him off during the goalless draw with Wolves last weekend.
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