CHAMPIONSHIP: WATFORD - HULL CITY
The visitors are coming off a fine win at Nottingham Forest, but they have been very inconsistent this season and one good performance for them, has tended to be followed by a poor one. They have posted a LWLWLWLW sequence on the road and hopefully, that will continue today. They have been comprehensively outplayed by Burnley and Cardiff City recently and they are very much a work in progress.
We have spoken a lot about Watford both pre season and recently LINK and things are getting a little exciting. They beat Barnsley 4-1 last week, to make it four wins and 18 goals scored in five starts ( they led by two gaols in the other, which ended 2-2) and after the last win, opposition manager Keith Hill, who is very much of the tell it as you find it variety said “there was nothing even about that game,we rode our luck with respect to the first half. We made some horrendous decisions, in and out of possession, so the best team won. I have to congratulate Gianfranco because he has got an excellent side.”
He finished with “There is a possibility that this was the best performance that I’ve seen from an opposition team against us. I thought they were excellent in every department.”
The big squad and rotation policy that Zola has been using means he is always bringing in fresh players and that should serve him especially well today, both teams will have played 9 matches in the last five weeks and this will be City's fourth of six on the road and all at tough venues, Cardiff, Birmingham, Forest and now Watford. Hosts to edge this one and underline their promotion credentials. 1.25 units Watford -0.25 ball 2.00 asian line.