February 2, 2013
Zola ponders changes
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.8||1.4|
|Goals against *||1.2||1.8|
|Last 5 home||W-L-W-D-D||D-W-W-W-W|
|Last 5 away||L-L-W-L-L||D-L-W-L-L|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Watford | Bolton Wanderers|
|4/19||H: Ipswich Town||4/18||A: Charlton Athletic|
|4/21||A: Queens Park Rangers||4/22||H: Leicester City|
|4/26||A: Derby County||4/26||A: Sheffield Wednesday|
|4/29||A: Charlton Athletic||5/3||H: Birmingham City|
|5/3||H: Huddersfield Town|
Watford boss Gianfranco Zola is expected to rotate his side once more for the visit of Bolton.
The Italian manager made six changes in midweek as the Hornets failed to score for the first time in 14 games and were beaten 2-0 by Bristol City.
Zola is expected to recall 30-goal strike duo Matej Vydra and Troy Deeney, who were restricted to just half-an-hour at Ashton Gate.
Nat Chalobah, Marco Cassetti, Lloyd Doyley and Christian Battocchio are also pushing for returns to the line-up.
Midfielder Ikechi Anya (hamstring) and defender Neuton (back) will be assessed ahead of kick-off as they make their way back from injury.
Tommie Hoban is also closing in on a return from his Achilles injury, but Saturday is likely to come too soon for the defender.
Craig Dawson is in line to make his Bolton debut.
Dawson joined Wanderers on loan from West Brom last week but was cup-tied for the 2-1 defeat by Everton.
The England Under-21 international will contest a place at the heart of defence with Zat Knight and Tim Ream but the match may come too soon for midfielder Medo Kamara, who joined on transfer deadline day from Partizan Belgrade.
Keith Andrews remains sidelined with thigh and Achilles problems but Bolton have no new injury worries.
Stuart Holden and David Wheater will continue their rehabilitation from lengthy knee injury absences by turning out for Wanderers' under-21 side against Manchester City on Friday night.