Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
A spot in the EFL Cup last 16 will be at stake when Watford and Stoke City square off against each other at Vicarage Road on Tuesday evening. The Hornets did well to beat Norwich City on the road in their last league match, with the team climbing to 11th place in the standings. Even though Spanish tactician Xisco should mix the squad against Stoke City, home win should be considered as Watford impressed in the Carrow Road clash.
All Sema, Cucho, Etebo, and Masina are pushing for a start, while Pedro remains in the recovery room. The Potters, on the other hand, continue with their old habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the Premier League outfit. The likes of Allen, Campbell, Fletcher, Fox, Smith, and Oakley-Boothe are injured for the Championship side.
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 (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an English football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is founded in 1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britannia Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators.
The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjohnsen and Peter Crouch.