Watford vs Bristol City: Preview and Predictions

Watford vs Bristol City
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 6 January 2018
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium (Watford).

Neither Watford nor Bristol City will head into this in high spirits after they suffered some unexpected losses in their respective leagues at the weekend. The Hornets allowed two late goals to suffer a shocking home loss to the rock-bottomed Swansea City on Saturday, while the Robins conceded as many as five goals in a demolishing defeat at Villa Park on Monday.

Marco Silva’s men have generally opened the campaign in a super strong fashion which is why they are still in the top half of the Premier League standings in spite of a horrendous spell of form. Watford have lost five and won one of last six matches in the top flight proving out to be very easy to break down even against the bottom-half likes such as Swansea City.

Bristol City have already made a massive result by reaching the semifinal of the League Cup after eliminating the likes of Manchester United (2-1 at Ashton Gate) in the quarterfinal. Since the team’s schedule is well packed and since the potential promotion to the elite class remains the main objective for the Robins, we can expect Lee Johnson to mix up his cards here and send a reserve lineup on the pitch of the Vicarage Road Stadium this Saturday.

Watford vs Bristol City: Predictions

The match with Bristol City is a perfect occasion for Watford to boost up their confidence, particularly now when the Robins allowed five against Aston Villa in the previous Championship fixture.

You can thus hardly make a mistake backing the home win and the hosts to net two or more goals on Saturday.

Watford vs Bristol City: Bet Tips

• Watford to win 1.57
• Watford Over 1.5 Team Goals 1.66

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Watford vs Bristol City: Head-to-head

The two teams played each other in the second round of the League Cup this season when Bristol City took a surprising 2-3 win at Vicarage Road.

Their previous FA Cup clash took place in mid-January 2014 when the Hornets clinched an easy 2-0 win at home.

Overall, the draw has been the most common of the outcomes in the history of the H2H meetings between the two sides as it happened on 12 occasions in 25 matches.