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Match Preview: Norwich City v Watford

Norwich City are back at Carrow Road this weekend to face Watford in the Premier League at 3pm on Saturday.

Our Match Preview provides a summary of the Hornets’ season so far, the officials in charge of Saturday’s game and how City fans can follow from afar.

The opposition

Watford began the 2021/22 season in style, going 3-0 up at home to Aston Villa before conceding two goals late on.

However, that was followed by a 2-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League and a 1-0 win at home to Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup.

Son Heung-min’s free-kick was the difference as Tottenham Hotspur beat Xisco Munoz’s side a few days later.

Since then, Watford were beaten 2-0 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the league last Saturday.

Ahead of the weekend, Watford are 15th in the Premier League with three points from four games.


Since 1921, this fixture has provided 31 Norwich wins, 42 Watford wins and 29 draws.

Last time we met, Watford emerged from Carrow Road with a 1-0 win during the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship season.

Ref watch

Robert Jones has been appointed to take charge of Saturday’s game, Scott Ledger and Derek Eaton his assistants and Tim Robinson the fourth official.

Graham Scott is on VAR duties with Dan Cook acting as assistant VAR.

Jones was also the referee for our 2-1 defeat at home to Leicester City at the end of August.

How to follow

Home, international and junior members will have access to live audio commentary of tomorrow's game. You can find out all the information you need on how to follow the game here.

Please email if you have any queries.

Live updates will also be provided on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, with a match report published on after the final whistle.

Fan guide

For supporters attending the game live at Carrow Road, please click here to view our full fan guide, which contains plenty of important information regarding your visit to the stadium.

A reminder that there may be some voluntary Covid-19 checks in place for the match, but these are not mandatory for entry.

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