Our prediction for this Championship match:
After suffering a 1-0 loss at Bournemouth, Watford will be looking to start a new winning run in the Championship when they take on Wycombe at Vicarage Road. The Hornets were producing fine displays before the loss at Vitality Stadium, and it has to be noted that they failed to turn their dominance into goals at the weekend. Even though both Joao Pedro and Nathaniel Chalobah are banned for the match, home win should be considered as Watford have turned their Vicarage Road into a real fortress.
All Troy Deeney, Ben Foster, Christian Kabasele, and Marc Navarro remain in the recovery room. The Chairboys, on the other hand, failed to shock Norwich City in their last league match, and given their poor away record, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Hornets. Ryan Tafazolli is banned for the visitors, while Ryan Allsop is out of contention through injury.
Highlighted Player (Andre Gray):
Wolverhampton-born striker Andre Gray is a product of the Shrewsberry Town youth academy who hit the limelight during his two loan spell with Luton Town. A no-nonsense forward endured a difficult childhood which left him with a four-inch scar on his left cheek after he got stabbed in the face in a gang-related incident back in 2011.
Fortunately, Andre Grey was pulled out of the gang lifestyle by his mother and close friends and focused on his football career. Having scored 57 goals in 111 appearances with The Hatters, Gray was prized away by Brentford in a club-record deal at the time. 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 club’s Premier League push in 2014/15. After nine goals in 32 top-flight appearances with he Clarets, Gray was transferred to Watford for yet another club-record fee.
The Englishman’s prolific goalscoring record in the Football League was brought to a halt, however, with Gray scoring just five goals in 31 Premier League appearances during the 2017/18 season.
Highlighted Team (Wycombe):
Founded back in 1887, Wycombe Wanderers are one of the oldest clubs in the League One. The Chairboys are well known for their sky blue and dark blue shirts, but the colour of their away kit is orange combined with gun-metal gray.
Wycombe Wanderers host their rivals at Adams Park, a small stadium in Sands Industrial Estate which can hold up to 10,137 people. Milton Keynes Dons are seen as the club’s main rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Buckinghamshire derby. Wycombe Wanderers made it to the FA Cup semis in the 2000/2001, with the team repeating the success in the League Cup six seasons later.
It has to be noted that the Chairboys have two FA Trophy titles (1991, 1993). Legendary midfielder Gareth Ainsworth is considered one of the club’s most famous players. Ainsworth scored 16 goals in 112 league appearances for Wycombe Rovers.