Predicted 4-4-2 Watford line-up to face Woking in the FA Cup
Watford played an incredible six-goal first-half thriller against Bournemouth in the Premier League, with the game ending level. However, while it was among the most intense games of the New Year, manager Javi Garcia will certainly not take his League Two opponents Woking lightly in their upcoming FA Cup clash.
The Hornets should rest more than a few key stars going into the clash, but given how embarrassing it can be to lose to a League Two side, expect a few first-team players to make their appearance. Manager Javi Garcia will have his reputation on the line against them, but he is going into this game with a strong record against teams outside the Premier League.
Christian Kabasele, Sebastian Prodl and Andre Gray were all out for the Hornets against the Cherries. They remain on the sidelines. Expect more than a few changes to be made after a challenging December like most Premier League sides this season.
Probable Watford XI
Manager: Javi Garcia
Pontus Dahlberg (GK)
The 19-year-old was bought in January of 2018 but was subsequently sent out on loan to IFK Goteborg. Now back at Watford, this could be Dahlberg’s chance to shine.
Marc Navarro (RB)
The Spaniard has been Javi Garcia’s cup right-back, with Kiko Femenia playing in the Premier League. He could once again be given the nod over Daryl Janmaat.
Ben Wilmot (CB)
Another 19-year-old, Wilmot has made three appearances this season for the Hornets and could be in line for his fourth against Woking.
Miguel Britos (CB)
Britos was on the bench against Bournemouth. Should start this game alongside Wilmot.
Adam Masina (LB)
Jose Holebas has been Javi Garcia’s first-choice left-back so far this season, but the hectic schedule could give way to Masina making an impact in the future.
Roberto Pereyra (RM)
The Argentine has been among Watford’s best players this season and their top scorer, which makes him a crucial figure.
Domingos Quina (CM)
The 19-year-old has made seven appearances so far. Expects to see him more in the FA Cup.
Tom Cleverly (CM)
The former Everton man hasn’t made too many appearances this season but there is a good chance that Javi Garcia would opt to bring him in to replace Etienne Capoue.
Isaac Success (LM)
The Watford forwards have struggled to find the net this season, and that includes Success, who has managed only three goals so far.
Gerard Deulofeu (LS)
Deulofeu could start this game as a cup run would be beneficial for Watford. He has been in pretty good form of late.
Troy Deeney (RS)
Deeney’s appearances this season have reduced to the Premier league solely but with Javi Garcia eyeing a cup run, why would he leave his captain off the team sheet?