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Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers

5th April 2019, 17:25 by Chris Rivers

A place in the FA Cup final is up for grabs when in-form duo Watford and Wolves meet at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

There is very little to separate the two sides on paper, with the teams split by a single point in the Premier League standings, both sides having won 13 top-flight matches this term.

Reaching the FA Cup final would be the icing on the cake for both teams, with each enjoying excellent seasons, with Watford beating their record points tally thanks to Tuesday's win over Fulham.

Wolves also emerged victorious in midweek when they got the better of Manchester United for the second time this season, Nuno Espirito Santo's men having seen off the Red Devils and Liverpool en route to the semi-finals.

The Hornets have also beaten two of their Premier League rivals on their way to the last four, getting the better of Newcastle and Crystal Palace, while Javi Gracia's men emerged victorious when they visited Molineux in the league in October.

However, Watford have only won one of the last seven FA Cup meetings with Wolves and have been beaten in their last four visits to Wembley. In contrast, Wolves are on a six-game winning streak at the national stadium.

Nuno has no new injury concerns and the Portuguese is likely to revert to his strongest XI, having chopped and changed his side for the last two league matches.

John Ruddy has been selected in goal for the previous rounds of Wolves' FA Cup run but it remains to be seen if regular No.1 Rui Patricio gets the nod for Sunday's game.

Roberto Pereyra is a doubt for Watford due to a hip injury. He has been unable to train since the 4-1 Premier League victory over Fulham on Tuesday and his fitness is being monitored closely by the Hornets.

Tom Cleverley is definitely out because of a calf problem but Isaac Success and Adalberto Penaranda could recover from respective knee and hamstring problems in time.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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