Troy Deeney
Troy Deeney has scored nine goals in all competitions for Watford this season Getty

Watford take on Leeds United in the fifth round of the FA Cup clash at Vicarage Road on Saturday, 20 February.

Where to watch

Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. Radio commentary of the match will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Watford progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup after defeating Nottingham Forest 1-0 away from home. They will now face Forest's league rivals hoping to register a place in the quarter-final of the competition.

In the last five matches, Quique Sanchez Flores's side have lost only one match played in all competitions and conceded four goals in the process. The Watford manager will be looking to play a strong lineup on Saturday as they look to progress further in this season's FA Cup.

Meanwhile, Leeds enter the fixture after their last clash against Middlesbrough in the league ended in a goalless draw at Elland Road. Since the start of 2016, the Championship side have registered only two wins in all competitions.

Out of the two fixtures, one was against Bolton Wanderers, which was during the fourth round of the FA Cup. Steve Evans is aware that it will not be easy for Leeds to defeat Watford in their own backyard, but a victory would give them a mental boost for the remaining fixtures of this season.

Quique Sanchez Flores
Quique Sanchez Flores will be looking for a victory over Leeds United in the FA Cup clash Getty

What manager says

Quique Sanchez Flores: "When I was working in the media after I retired as a player, I saw Leeds play in the Champions League Semi-Final against Valencia and I remember perfectly how important this team was in this period. They were close to playing a final in the Champions League.Football is football, it is very difficult to know what will happen in the future. They had a bad run and now they aren't in the Premier League, but we respect a lot the history of this team."

Steve Evans: "I don't want to give Watford the benefit of predicting what we'll do. It's a tie we can win, I've said that already, but we'll have to play exceptionally well and defend exceptionally well down there. Chances will be at a premium so we have to take them. And if Watford play as well as they can, we're going to need a lot of good luck."

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Watford to win: 8/13
  • Draw: 14/5
  • Leeds United to win: 24/5

Team Form


  • Last Five: W L D W W
  • Last Result: Crystal Palace 1-2 Watford

Leeds United

  • Last Five: D L W D W
  • Last Result: Leeds United 0-0 Middlesbrough

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