Written by billythekid
With the Cardiff game done and dusted and AFCB taking a point in a 1-1 draw to still remain unbeaten, next game is away this weekend for AFCB at Watford’s Vicarage Road ground.They have another new manager for this season, Serbian, Vladimir Ivic, he replaces Nigel Pearson. Ivic was previously at Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Watford have signed a few players in the transfer window. Three players from Udinese for undisclosed fees, Defenders Francisco Sierralta, William Troost-Ekong and striker Stipe Perica. Defender Jeremy Ngakia from West Ham on a free transfer. On-loan striker Glenn Murray from Brighton and midfielder James Garner from Manchester United. A number of players have left.
Watford who were one of the clubs relegated alongside the Cherries have started the season with a 1-0 home win against Middlesbrough, they then drew 0-0 away at Sheffield Wednesday, followed with another 1-0 home win against Luton (same WDW as AFCB). Then followed their first defeat of the season, 1-0 away at Reading, followed with a 0-1 away win at Derby County. Their most recent game was Wednesday night at home against Blackburn Rovers which they won 3-1. Watford are third in the table with 13 points and AFCB are fourth with 12 points.
The last time our club visited Vicarage Road was a year ago bar a day or so. In our last six visits to Watford, five out of the six games have ended in draws, last time 0-0.
In all our league games at Watford, AFCB have W 14, D 15, L 24.
In all competitions, AFCB have W 38, D 39, L 40.
Watford v AFCB
Watford Team News
Out injured are Troy Deeney and Andre Gray, Will Hughes has been recovering from surgery and hasn’t started this season.
Watford Player To Watch
Ismaila Sarr has to be a player for us to watch, linked with a move away to Premier League clubs, but no deal materialised. The young Brazilian winger Joao Pedro has been playing as a striker and has had a good start to the season, so far he has scored three goals in his last four games.
AFCB Team News
Both David Brooks and Josh King missed the game at Watford. Lloyd Kelly still out, no news on any more injuries after the Cardiff game, but Adam Smith went off injured late in the game.
AFCB Player To Watch
On the form he showed against Cardiff it has to be Junior Stanislas, let’s hope he can stay free from injuries this season.
…have to wonder whether King and Brooks will be in the side for this game, as Watford are a physical side who like to get a foot in and not sure that JT would risk them?
Adam may be missing but we can cover him as a wing-back if we go four at the back with Stacey on the right and Rico on the left…
We could do with sharpening up our attacking edge, but not sure how we can achieve this given the movement of our attackers and often the choices they make on the ball. It seemed Danjuma was solely intent on dribbling through the defenders and Stans shooting was wayward along with the clumsy ball control of Dom and some poor free kicks and corner routines we should work hard on these areas IMO.
I liked Stacey’s crossing, certainly better than Diego’s last night…Lerma still can get the ball forward well and Gosling will chip in a few goals hopefully…
There was a glimpse of what Riquelme could offer when he came on which is encouraging…. – Join the conversation, click here.