Woking vs Watford:
Date: Sunday, 10 July 2016
Kick-off: 17:00 UK
Venue: Laithwaite Community Stadium.
Watford will kick off preparation for the new season with a pre-season friendly fixture against a National League side Woking at Laithwaite Community Stadium on Sunday.
The Hornets’ new coach Walter Mazzarri will be in charge of his first game as the teams head coach on Sunday during the game. The Hornets have announced 3 friendlies for the summer, with games against League Two side Stevenage and Queens park Rangers of Championship to be played in sequence after this game.
This will be a great opportunity for the new signings of the Hornets to impress the new tactician and seal a permanent place in the squad.
Woking on the other hand, have arranged up to 5 pre-season games to prepare them for the new campaign, they will play Watford in their first game which looks to be the toughest of the games before playing Leyton Orient, Swindon Town, Luton Town and AFC Wimbledon. The manager Gary Hill has an uphill task in this game as he has only 8 players under contract, but the preseason friendlies will help him lookout for potential signings.
Woking: Predicted Line-up
Poke – Caprice, Yakubu, Saah, Jones, Newton – Murtagh, Smith – Sam Smith, Penny
Watford: Predicted Line-up
Gomes – Holebass, Carthcart, Kabasele, Juanfran – Capoue, Suarez, Success, Abdi – Ighalo, Sinclair.
Woking vs Watford: Head-to-Head stats
There are no previous record of games between these two teams, so this will be the first time the two teams are facing each other.
Woking vs Watford: Prediction
A big task awaits Woking this pre-season as the five games they have arranged are with teams playing in higher divisions, but this game against the Hornets is the toughest. Watford will see this as an easy one and won’t have much stress to put them aside.
I predict a comfortable win for Watford with a scoreline of 4-1.
1. Watford win
2. Watford -2 Handicap
3. Watford win Half Time/Full time