Woking v Watford FA Cup betting preview and tips

15:00 Sun 06 Jan
Football
England
FA Cup
Tip: 2/2 HT/FT
Units: 3/5
Odds: -175

Woking were a National League team until last season when they were relegated, with the Cards now bidding to make a quick return to the fifth tier of English professional football.

Alan Dowson is doing a tremendous job and his team will welcome Watford to the Kingfield Stadium on Sunday, with the Hornets hoping to avoid an upset against a team who are playing five divisions lower than the Premier League.

While it’s tempting to think that Woking can serve it up against their elite opponents and cause lots of problems, the simple fact that a professional Watford performance should be enough to get the job done with something to spare.

Javi Gracia is a manager who has been rewarded with a new contract at Vicarage Road and there’s a decent chance that the Hornets can finish “best of the rest” in seventh place this season.

Watford will also fancy a decent cup run and have enough squad depth to lead at half-time and full-time in this encounter, with the top flight side only conceding ten goals in nine away games this season.

Troy Deeney will enjoy playing the role of battering ram in attack and should cause problems for the Woking defence, while Isaac Success, Tom Cleverly and Heurelho Gomes are also players who can feature in this clash.

We’d be surprised if Woking manage to last until half-time with the scores level due to the disparity between the two teams, with Watford not the type of team that look ripe for an upset considering that they are well placed in the Premier League.

Woking won 1-0 at Torquay and Swindon to earn this money-spinning tie against Premier League opponents although keeping things tight against better opponents might not be a tactical ploy that works, especially if Gerard Deulofeu’s trickery is in evidence.

BETTING TIP
Watford HT/FT @ 1.57 (4/7) with bet365