The Hornets have reached the 40-point threshold usually required to stay in the division but there is still a remote chance they could be caught by 18th-placed Hull City as things stand.
|Game||Everton vs Watford|
|Date||Friday, May 12, 2017|
|Time||19:45 GMT, 14:45 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the UK, the match will not be available to watch live on television.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on NBC's Premier League Extra Time channel and by stream via NBC Sports Live.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBC Premier League Extra Time||NBC Sports Live|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Goalkeepers||Robles, Stekelenburg, Hewelt|
|Defenders||Baines, Jagielka, Williams, Holgate, Kenny, Pennington|
|Midfielders||Mirallas, Besic, Barry, Barkley, Gueye, Davies, Schneiderlin|
|Forwards||Kone, Lukaku, Valencia, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman|
Ronald Koeman will hope to have Morgan Schneiderlin back available after a thigh injury but James McCarthy's status is unknown as he struggles with a hamstring problem.
Yannick Bolasie, Ramiro Funes Mori, Seamus Coleman and Aaron Lennon will not play again this season.
Potential starting XI: Robles; Holgate, Jagielka, Williams, Baines; Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies; Barkley, Lukaku, Mirallas.
|Goalkeepers||Gomes, Pantilimon, Arlauskis|
|Defenders||Prodl, Cathcart, Holebas, Kabasele, Zuniga, Dja Djedje, Janmaat, Mariappa, Mason|
|Midfielders||Doucoure, Behrami, Amrabat, Watson, Capoue, Cleverley|
|Forwards||Deeney, Success, Okaka, Niang|
Jose Holebas should be back for Watford but Miguel Britos is only likely to be available for the last two games of the season, according to Mazzarri. Craig Cathcart and Ben Watson also missed the defeat to Leicester City and are doubtful.
Roberto Pereyra, Younes Kaboul and Mauro Zarate are definitely out.
Potential starting XI: Gomes; Janmaat, Prodl, Mariappa, Zuniga; Capoue, Doucoure, Cleverley; Amrabat, Deeney, Niang.
BETTING & GAME ODDS
Everton are 4/9 favourites to win at home, according to Oddschecker, with Watford priced at 7/1 and the draw available at 7/2.
Romelu Lukaku is the 13/5 favourite to score first, with Kevin Mirallas rated at 5/1 and Troy Deeney the top choice for the hosts at 19/2.
Walter Mazzarri looks to have achieved the minimum expectation of keeping Watford in the Premier League, but may not surpass it given the difficulty of the Hornets' final three matches of the campaign.
It would not be a surprise to see them stuck on 40 points and - at best - precariously close to strugglers Swansea City and Hull City by season's end, which would surely increase the calls for Watford to find a third new manager for their third year back in the top flight.
Indeed, some of the fans who travelled for the dreadful 3-0 defeat at Leicester City last weekend were singing the name of Quique Sanchez Flores, who achieved a 13th-place finish last season, rather than Mazzarri's.
In truth, 14th or 15th - Watford currently occupy the latter position, with Burnley above them on goal difference - is probably about right for the Hornets on the strength of their current squad, but fair criticisms can be aimed at their style of play, injury record and numerous misses in the transfer market under the Italian.
The biggest fear for most fans if Mazzarri was to continue would be that with Odion Ighalo sold, Troy Deeney firing infrequently and no guarantee M'Baye Niang will stay beyond his current loan, things could quite easily get worse in 2017-18.