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Head to Head records: Home v Watford

Javi Gracia could face losing his job should Newcastle take the three points on Saturday.

The Premier League's bottom two sides go head to head at St. James' Park on Saturday as Steve Bruce will aim for his first win at St. James' Park as Newcastle manager.

Watford's poor finish to the end of last season appears to have continued into the new season as they are the only team in the league yet to register a single point. Considering the Watford board are no strangers to the sacking culture in modern day football, Javi Gracia could well be fearing for his job. Despite Watford's poor finish to last season, their 11th place finish in the Premier League was their best placing in the top flight since 1987.

As for Newcastle, several injury doubts appear to be the main concern going into Saturday's game including Matt Ritchie who fell victim to a Hamza Choudury horror tackle in midweek in the EFL Cup defeat on penalties to Leicester.

Prior to Watford's promotion to the Premier League in 2015, the Hornets were constantly stung on their visits top St. James' Park and the Magpies will be looking to recapture those days when Watford feared coming to Tyneside.

Facts and Figures

All Competitions

Newcastle wins: 15

Draws: 15

Watford wins: 14

Top flight

Draws: 7

Watford wins: 7

Newcastle wins: 6

Top flight at St. James' Park

Newcastle wins: 6

Draws: 2

Watford wins: 2

Previous ten (all competitions)

Watford wins: 6 (14 goals)

Newcastle wins: 3 (9 goals)

Draws: 1

It was Ayoze Perez's winning goal in this fixture last season that gave Newcastle their first win of last season. Picture courtesy of The Chroinicle.

League Record

Home: Played: 17, Won: 10 (59%), Drawn: 3, Lost: 4, Goals For: 25, Goals against: 17, Goal difference: +7, Pts: 33 (65%).

First met in the league: 1979/80

Doubles achieved: 2

Doubles conceded: 3

Last home win: Newcastle United 1 (Ayoze Perez 65) Watford 0 - 03/11/2018.

Last home draw: Newcastle United 2 (Lee Clark, Andy Hunt) Watford 2 - 24/09/1991.

Last home defeat: Newcastle United 0 Watford 3 (Will Hughes 19, DeAndre Yedlin og 45, Andre Gray 62) - 25/11/2017.

Watford's Last 10 (W 2, D1, L7)

20/04: Huddersfield (a), Premier League, Won 2-1, 49 points - 7th place.

23/04: Southampton (h), Premier League, Drew 1-1, 50 points - 7th place.

27/04: Wolves (h), Premier League, Lost 2-1, 50 points - 9th place.

05/05: Chelsea (a), Premier League, Lost 3-0, 50 points - 10th place.

12/05: West Ham (h), Premier League, Lost 4-1, 50 points - 11th place.

18/05: Man City (n), FA Cup Final, Lost 6-0.

10/08: Brighton (h), Premier League, Lost 0-3, 0 points - 19th place.

17/08: Everton (a), Premier League, Lost 0-1, 0 points - 20th place.

24/08: West Ham (h), Premier League, Lost 3-1, 0 points - 20th place.

27/08: Coventry (h), EFL Cup 2nd Round, Won 3-0.

Average placing last 20 years: 26th (6th in the Championship)

Biggest win: Newcastle United 5 - 0 Watford (27/02/1932)

Biggest defeat: Newcastle United 0 - 3 Watford (25/11/2017)

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