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Match Preview: Watford

13 January 2020

Setting the scene...

Tranmere Rovers host Watford in an Emirates FA Cup third-round replay at Prenton Park on Tuesday night, kick-off 7:45pm.

Micky Mellon’s men staged a sensational second-half comeback from three goals down to draw 3-3 at Vicarage Road, which earned a replay with Nigel Pearson’s Premier League Hornets.

Awaiting the winner of Tuesday’s fixture will be a BT Sport televised home tie against either Manchester United or Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday 26th January.

Team news

Liam Ridehalgh and Ollie Banks could make their first starts since returning from recent injuries.

Scott Davies, Mark Ellis and Evan Gumbs all remain out of action.

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy is a doubt for the visit of Watford.

One to watch

Argentina international Roberto Pereyra became a Watford player in August 2016 in an £11m transfer.

Pereyra, 29, started out with River Plate in his home nation before making the move to Europe in 2011 when he signed for Udinese.

He made 84 appearances for Udinese, before a 2014 loan deal to Juventus.

After a Serie A title victory in 2015, his loan was made permanent and he went onto win another title, two Coppa Italia  and Supercoppa Italiana.

Watford acquired Pereyra’s services in 2016 and he has since played in over 90 Premier League outings. 


Tickets for the Watford match will be the same price as regular home fixtures, as the Club follow the same pricing structure as we did for last season’s game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Seating will be allocated for both home supporters and away supporters.

All supporters who purchase tickets for the third-round replay against Watford will need to keep proof of purchase (seven-digit order number) as the Club will be introducing a tiered purchasing system in the event that we reach the fourth-round.

So come on down and Pack the Park as Rovers aim to reach round four of the Emirates FA Cup.

Click here for a full list of ticket prices

Tickets can be bought online here

Past Meetings

TRFC ‘s record against Watford currently stands at won nine, drawn eight and lost 14.

Match Coverage

The SWA can listen to uninterrupted match commentary of Tranmere Rovers’ Emirates FA Cup third-round replay with Watford through an iFollow audio match pass on Tuesday night, costing just £2.50.

Your TRFC Radio match day commentary team of Phill Wilkinson, Rob Edwards and Adam Siddorn will guide you through events at Prenton Park alongside Club legend Dave Higgins.

iFollow Tranmere is the only place you can listen to devoted TRFC coverage and if you sign-up, you can watch exclusive behind the scenes content, interviews and match highlights.

An audio match pass on iFollow costs just £2.50! To sign-up, CLICK HERE.

Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.

Twitter: @TranmereRovers

Facebook: @trfcofficial

Instagram: @tranmererovers

Did you know?

Tranmere last hosted Watford at Prenton Park in November 2000 in a Division One meeting, with goals from Clint Hill and Scott Taylor securing Rovers all three points.

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