Sheffield United and Watford should both head into their Boxing Day clash at Bramall Lane full of festive cheer, after notching impressive victories in their previous outings.
The Blades picked up three points for the third consecutive match with their 1-0 victory at Brighton and sparked excitement among clusters of fans - could a European push really be on? Fifth at Christmas and with 28 points from 18 games, why not?
The Hornets, meanwhile, tasted victory for just the second time this season, capitalising on errors from a below-par Manchester United in Sunday's 2-0 win at Vicarage Road. They won't be dreaming of Europe, but survival looks much likelier for Watford fans following that result.
Here's 90min's preview of the game.
Where to Watch?
|When is Kick Off?||Thursday 26 December|
|What Time is Kick Off?||15:00 (GMT)|
|Where is it Played?||Bramall Lane|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||Amazon Prime Video|
A lack of injuries has played a huge part in the Blades' success, with Chris Wilder able to call upon similar and settled lineups for the majority of their fixtures this season.
|Sheffield United||Henderson; Basham, Egan, O'Connell; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; McGoldrick, McBurnie|
|Watford||Foster; Mariappa, Kabasele, Cathcart, Femenia; Capoue, Hughes; Sarr, Doucoure, Deulofeu; Deeney|
Watford striker Troy Deeney has scored on six days of the week in the Premier League – the only day on which he has not found the net is Thursday.
The Hornets are unbeaten in their last four league meetings with Sheffield United, keeping a clean sheet each time.
United, however, have lost just one of their last five home league games against Watford, who have managed only nine goals from their last 14 league matches on the road.
Wilder's brutal honesty has been refreshing at times this season, but he felt very much like the Christmas party pooper when he described talk of Europe as 'ludicrous' at this stage of the season.
|Brighton 0-1 Sheffield United (21/12)||Watford 2-0 Manchester United (22/12)|
|Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa (14/12)||Liverpool 2-0 Watford (14/12)|
|Norwich City 1-2 Sheffield United (8/12)||Watford 0-0 Crystal Palace (7/12)|
|Sheffield United 0-2 Newcastle (5/12)||Leicester City 2-0 Watford (4/12)|
|Wolves 1-1 Sheffield United (1/12)||
Southampton 2-1 Watford (30/11)
Source : 90min