Our prediction for this match:
Watford and Nantes face each other in a pre-season friendly in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Saturday’s program. The Hornets aim to bounce back from a 4-1 loss to Arsenal, but the game against Nantes will be anything but a walk in the park for the Premier League side. Anyhow boss Xisco Munoz will use this outing to test as many players as possible for the season opener against Aston Villa.
Les Canaris, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Lorient in their last warm-up game. Since both sides are determined to return to winning ways in pre-season, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. Watford summer signing Joshua King is widely expected to retain his place in the starting XI.
Highlighted Player (Tom Cleverley):
Tom Cleverley started his youth career at Bradford City, but, at the age of 11 he joined Manchester United football academy. The 175-cm-tall midfielder made a great progress during his spell with the Old Trafford outfit and it has to be noted that he made his first-team debut with the Red Devils in a 3-2 win over Manchester City in the 2011 Community Shield.
Cleverley, who played for the likes of Leicester City, Watford, Wigan and Aston Villa on loan, scored three goals in 55 appearances in the league for Man Utd and in the summer of 2015 he signed a five-year deal with Everton. The midfielder scored two goals in 32 appearances in the league for the Toffees and he spent the second half of the 2016/2017 season on loan at Watford.
On March 31, 2017 Tom Cleverley signed a permanent five-year deal with the Hornets for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the Watford footballer made his England debut in a 2-1 win over Italy on August 15, 2012. Cleverly was born in Basingstoke, England on August 12, 1989.