Watford (@1.61) vs Swansea (@5.0)

Our Prediction:

Watford will win

Watford – Swansea Match Prediction | 25-09-2019 14:45

Swansea are level on points with Championship leaders Leeds, putting them just two places shy of Watford. Theyve managed to ride a wave after a tough summer at the Liberty, while they are out to continue their momentum when they head to Vicarage Road. In the football pyramid, theres very little between these two sides. The Welsh side have enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, while they are chasing a surprise top-six place this term.

After nine goals in 32 top-flight appearances with he Clarets, Gray was transferred to Watford for yet another club-record fee. Just a season later Gray moved to Burnley where he hit 23 goals in 41 Championship appearances to emerge as a vital cog in his clubs Premier League push in 2014/15. Having scored 57 goals in 111 appearances with The Hatters, Gray was prized away by Brentford in a club-record deal at the time. Fortunately, Andre Grey was pulled out of the gang lifestyle by his mother and close friends and focused on his football career.

They were terrible defensively, which raises concerns ahead of this cup clash. Watford may need a cup run to spark some kind of turnaround this season. The club have already dispensed with Javi Gracia, while they clearly havent had any bounce from that, judging by their weekend result. They sit bottom of the top flight with just two points to their name.

Watfords dismal start to the season got even worse over the weekend, with Man City dismantling them 8-0 at the Etihad. The clash between the champions and the leagues bottom side barely registered as a contest, while the Hornets will surely be mulling over that defeat for a while. However, his side are straight back in action on Tuesday. Watford seemingly need a break and a chance for Quique Sanchez Flores to stabilise them and move them back towards safety.

Watford vs Swansea Match Info

The Swans have seen both teams score in five of their last six away games in this competition, while they claimed a 2-1 victory when these two last met at this ground. Given how the pair approach this clash, we are going with Swansea Double Chance as our tip for this weeks cup clash. We expect the Welsh side to hold on at Vicarage Road, while we are also tipping them to claim a 2-1 victory here.

Swansea will now hope to capitalize on such circumstances but they hardly have a much better streak to boast, after seeing Nottingham Forest snatch all three points in a 0-1 home loss and snatching a point in a goalless draw at Bristol City since. They sit behind new pace-setters Leeds only for their goal difference but Steve Cooper obviously has a task to lift their team spirits.

Despite being regarded as big underdogs in Saturdays football match against Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea City did remarkably well to hold Spurs to a goalless draw at Wembley Stadium. The Swans showed character in the game against the star-studded capital club, but they need to produce fine performances on regular basis if they are to avoid relegation to the Championship. The Hornets are low on confidence ahead of the trip to Swansea and they are unlikely to grab something from the match. In each of their last five meetings in the Premier League under 2.5 goals have been scored, meaning that fans are likely to see a low-scoring affair at Liberty Stadium. Swansea City are eyeing their second win of the season and seeing that their next rivals Watford experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 6-0 loss to Man City at the weekend, we are tempted to put our money on the Welsh outfit.

The visitors have conceded once in their last five matches, which has helped them into the top two of the Championship. If they can maintain that record against this Watford defence, then Swansea will head into the next round. Swansea have every chance of getting a result, given that they are solid at the back. They cruised through the last round with a 6-0 win at home to Cambridge, while the Welsh side are on a three-game winning streak on the road in this competition. They have won seven of 10 games this term, including two Carabao Cup victories.

These two clubs havent had the opportunity to play against each other recently. The latest two matches that they played took place 2 years ago, and both sides were victorious once each. After carefully looking into other important factors, such as their recent forms and performances its obvious that Watford is more of a team than Swansea, and with the help of their fans on the home pitch, the hosts are most likely to win and advance to the next round of the knockout.

Championship betting tips

Watford FC never won any title in the clubs history. Watford FC is a stereotype UK football club where working hard is more important than talent. In the season 1983/1984 Watford managed to qualify for the UEFA Cup (former Europa League) where the club got knocked out in the best of 16 round after playing against Sparta Praha. Well known football players that ever played for Watford FC are Ben Foster, John Barnes, Ashley Young, Luke Young and David James.

They are placed 2nd in the Championship, the second tier of football in England, and if they continue with the good results, they might easily be promoted to the Premier League. Swansea, also called the Swans back home is currently doing great. Before recently losing a match to Nottingham they were on an incredible 19-game unbeaten streak with 15 wins and 4 draws. In their latest 5 clashes, they scored plenty of goals, 13 of them and allowed only 2, but in the upcoming match, they are playing against a stronger team that competes in the higher tier, so itll be tough, but I expect their attacking line to be productive again and net one goal.