Millwall’s time in the FA Cup came to an end last weekend as they were comfortably beaten by Bristol City, exiting the competition in the fourth round.
The Lions now turn their attention back to the Championship, where they find themselves in midtable, nine points clear of the relegation zone and 12 points behind the top six.
Millwall’s last meeting with Watford was a 1-0 home victory in the FA Cup back in January 2017, although they failed to win any of the previous four league meetings against them.
The Lions have struggled at The Den all season, having won the fewest home matches in the division with the 2-0 victory against Luton Town in October their only league triumph so far this season.
With three of their next four league games to be played at home, claiming a victory on Tuesday could provide a massive boost for Rowett’s men heading into February.
Head coach Xisco was delighted with Troy Deeney’s “perfect” performance, as his goal and assist helped the Hornets climb to third in the table, level on points with Swansea City in second place.
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Watford have the best home record in the division with nine wins from 12 matches played at Vicarage Road, but they head to Millwall having won only three of their 12 Championship away games.
The Hornets have a good record against the Lions, having won seven of their last 10 league meetings against them, although their last league visit was during the 2014-15 campaign.
Securing another win on the road would see them move into second place, four points behind leaders Norwich City, who would have a game in hand.