|Preston North End:||Francisco Sierralta, Adam Masina, Daniel Bachmann, Ismaila Sarr, Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes, Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah, Ken Sema, Joao Pedro and Tom Cleverley|
|Watford:||Ched Evans, Jayson Molumby, Liam Lindsay, Tom Barkhuizen, Daniel Iversen, Scott Sinclair, Ben Whiteman, Andrew Hughes, Jordan Storey, Daniel Johnson and Alan Browne|
|Goals:||Joao Pedro (0-1, min. 52)|
Preston were defeated at home by Watford at Deepdale on Tuesday. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Preston North End were looking to pick up points, following a 2-1 victory against Blackburn Rovers. Watford were able to continue their winning streak after a 6-0 win against Bristol City in their last match. As things stand, Preston North End and Watford sit 12th, (39 points) and 3rd, (54 points), spots respectively, after 30 matches.
After a goalless first half, The second half started favourably for Watford, beginning with a goal from Joao Pedro, 52 minutes in to hand victory to the visitors.
As for substitutions, for Preston, Anthony Gordon, Emil Riis Jakobsen and Brad Potts came on for Tom Barkhuizen, Scott Sinclair and Daniel Johnson, while Watford brought on Dan Gosling, Stipe Perica and Philip Zinckernagel to replace Nathaniel Chalobah, Joao Pedro and Ken Sema.
The referee booked one player from Watford, Tom Cleverley.
Preston North End will next travel to Cardiff City, while Watford will face Derby County at home.