Watford – Bristol City : Preview & Prediction
Watford and Bristol City join forces at Vicarage Road Stadium in a meeting for this stage of the FA Cup (Heat 3). There are only two recent direct clashes between these two teams: on 22-08-2017, which ended with the victory of Bristol City by (2-3), and on 14-01-2014, which ended with the victory of Watford by (2-0). In this meeting, the house factor may play an important role, since Watford presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team make their debut in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of achieving a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this meeting after a defeat away with Manchester City by (3-1). In the last 10 home games for all competitions Watford has won 3, drawn 2 and lost 5. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, as he has achieved in 8 of the last 10 games. In the 15 games he played, he only managed 2 rounds in 9 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Watford enters this unmotivated game after a 3-1 loss to the Manchester City Arena. The emblem of the house usually acts in a tactical system in 4-2-3, privileging the fast transitions, mainly through the wings. One of the strengths of the home set is how they can react to a disadvantage. The Watford coach will not be able to count on Chalobah, Femenía, Hoban, Miguel Britos and Craig Cathcart for being injured.
Review of Bristol City
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the FA Cup with the intention of getting a positive result out. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with a total of 26 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with a total of 25 goals scored and 14 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a defeat away with Aston Villa by (5-0). In the last 10 matches played for all competitions, Bristol City have won 5, drawn 4 and lost 1. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games but their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he managed to return to the result in 2 of the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 15 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: scored 9 of his 23 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Bristol enter into this unmotivated performance after a 5-0 loss to the Aston Villa. The away team usually plays 4-3-3, preferring offensive transitions and channeling their attack through the side aisles. The three arrows aimed at the “enemy” goal will be Bryan, Reid and Brownhill, with the two men responsible for making the outsiders’ game wide are Magnússon and Wright. It is possible that Paterson, Pack and Smith are in the most central area of the land.
Watford – Bristol City : Betting Tips
Watford – Win Odds: 1.45
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70