Our prediction for this Championship match:
Birmingham City will look to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Cardiff City when they take on Watford in the Championship round 4. The Blues are eyeing their second win of the process, but the bookies see them as underdogs in the midweek clash. Both Gary Gardner and Harlee Dean should miss out with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team. The Hornets, on the other hand, are on a quest to return to the Premier League.
Watford proved their worth in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Burnley, with experienced midfielder Tom Cleverley scoring the only goal of the match, and even though Hassane Kamara is banned for Tuesday’s showdown, away win should be considered. Both Imran Louza and Tom Dele-Bashiru are sidelined with injuries, while Joao Pedro should continue to lead the line for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (George Friend):
George Friend has played for no less than nine English clubs so far in his career. Friend made his first-team debut for non-League club Exeter City on April 17, 2006 in a goalless draw with Forest Green Rovers and he stayed at St James Park until 2008. After ending his loan spells with Tiverton Town and Team Bath he joined Wolverhampton, but he made no more than seven appearances for the Wolves in the league.
The 188-cm-tall left-back, who is capable of playing as a centre-back as well, played for the likes of Millwall, Southend, Scunthorpe United and Exeter City on loan during his spell with Wolverhampton and at the end of the 2009/2010 season he signed a two-year deal with Doncaster Rovers. Friend made his Doncaster debut on August 7, 2010 in a 2-0 win over Preston and after three years at the club he was sold to Middlesbrough for a fee of £100,000.
The left-footed defender has been playing for Boro ever since and you should know that he made 24 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign.
Highlighted Team (Watford):
Watford FC is an English football club founded in 1881 and is playing its home games in the Vicarage Road which holds a capacity of 21 000 seats. Watford managed to promote to the Premier League in 2014/2015 after playing for 8 years in lower football divisions.
The club colors of Watford are yellow and red. The away kit of Watford in the current season is in blue. Watford FC is also known as The Hornets of which their fans are very proud of.
Watford FC never won any title in the clubs history. 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. Watford FC is a stereotype UK football club where working hard is more important than talent. Well known football players that ever played for Watford FC are Ben Foster, John Barnes, Ashley Young, Luke Young and David James.