While last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Stoke City brought Watford down to earth somewhat, they have no reason to fear Everton at Goodison Park tomorrow.

The Toffees are in a state of disrepair after a tumultuous start to the season, which has seen them take just eight points from 10 Premier League games this term.

A place in the relegation zone and the departure of Dutchman Ronald Koeman as manager have been the inevitable results of such torrid form.

David Unsworth, who has described the game as being like a cup final for him, takes the helm in a caretaker capacity once again, but there is a sense he will not be offered the job he openly covets permanently.

Everton’s defence has been porous in the extreme this season, with the 20 goals they have shipped this term the joint-second most in the league.

Watford meanwhile have scored two goals in each of their away games this season and will fancy their chances of plundering a few more on Merseyside.

The likes of Richarlison and Andre Gray, who is likely to earn a recall due to Troy Deeney’s three game ban, will be eager to get on the scoresheet.

The former was wasteful in the extreme against both Chelsea and Stoke, while the latter has hardly hit the ground running since an £18.5 million summer transfer from Burnley.

Last season’s clash at Goodison was hardly rich in goalmouth action, however, as Ross Barkley’s solitary second half strike settled a drab match on a rain swept Friday evening.

Watford were poor that night as the Walter Mazzarri reign ticked towards its bitter conclusion.

Marco Silva is unlikely to accept a similar level of performance and with Everton needing a win the game could well suit Watford.

They have thrived when given space this season and Richarlison and Andre Carrillo could prove pivotal against a shaky Blues defence.

Add to the mix Everton’s Europa League exertions, which saw them play Lyon in France on Thursday, and Watford should fancy their chances of picking up a fourth away win of the season.

Tomorrow's hosts were insipid in Thursday evening, going down to a 3-0 loss as they extended their losing run to five games in all competitions.