Watford Vs Aston Villa Preveiw

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by The Hornet, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. The Hornet

    The Hornet The Quiet Mod is Watching

    C+P from SkySports.com

    Watford welcome unbeaten Aston Villa to Vicarage Road as they look to climb off the bottom of the table.

    Click here to vote on the outcome of the game

    The Hornets have only picked up one point from their opening four games, with narrow defeats to Everton, Manchester United and Bolton surrounding a 1-1 draw with West Ham.

    They will feel that fortune has not favoured them, especially during last week's 1-0 loss at Bolton, but boss Adrian Boothroyd has remained positive.

    He will be dying for Watford to record their first victory of the campaign, but Aston Villa have been resurgent under Martin O'Neill and offer another stiff test for Watford.

    Villa have drawn their first two away games, against Arsenal and West Ham, but will be looking to go one better in North London.

    Victory over Watford could take Villa second if other results go their way.

    The Hornets will be without veteran full back Chris Powell (calf) for the visit of O'Neill's men.

    The 37-year-old has been ruled out for three weeks and joins Clarke Carlisle, who is still suffering from a chest infection, on the sidelines.

    Tommy Smith is poised to make his first home appearance for Watford since rejoining the club in late August.

    Milan Baros is pushing for a recall for Aston Villa after recovering from the foot injury that has plagued him since the World Cup.

    The Czech Republic international scored in a reserve game on Tuesday and could replace Juan Pablo Angel, Gabriel Agbonlahor or Luke Moore.

    Left back Wilfred Bouma is also bidding for a start after overcoming a groin problem.

    Didier Agathe penned a short-term deal with Villa in midweek and comes into the squad for the first time, while his former Celtic team-mate Stilian Petrov will be hoping to keep up the good form he showed against West Ham last Sunday.

    Skysports.com Prediction: 1-2
    More misery for brave Watford as Villa maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

    Player to watch: Stilian Petrov

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    Watford 13/8 Draw 11/5 Aston Villa 11/8
    1-2: 8/1
    Petrov to score first goal: 10/1
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    Team Watford Aston Villa
    Games Played 4 4
    Goal Attempts
    Goals 3 6
    Ave Goals per game 0.75 1.50
    Shots (excl blocked shots) 40 35
    % Shots on Target 48% 53%
    % Goals to Shots 8% 18%
    Short Passes 888 1,199
    Long Passes 341 279
    Overall Pass Completion % 56% 77%
    Total Crosses 119 55
    Cross Completion % 25% 20%
    Goals Conceded 6 3
    Ave goals conceded per game 1.50 0.75
    Tackles 85 117
    Tackles Won % 75% 74%
    Blocks, Clearances & Interceptions 156 196
    Fouls 64 54
    Yellow Cards 4 8
    Red Cards 0 0

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    What will the outcome be?
    Watford win
    Villa win

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  2. Golden Army

    Golden Army Academy Graduate

    Watford V Aston Villa Review

    Watford recorded their first win of the Premiership campaign with a hard fought 2-1 over the Villains. An early strike by Milan Baros was cancelled out either side of half-time by a Marlon King double.

    Watford threatened to increse the lead but dubious refereeing decisions kept the scores at 2-1.

    Watford now look forward to the visit of Accrington Stanley on Tuesday and will be looking to continue their winning streak.

    My Prediction:

    Watford: King 44,48
    Villa: Baros 5
  3. The Hornet

    The Hornet The Quiet Mod is Watching

    I predict a 3-0 win with king scoring 2 and priskin coming of the bench and getting the 3rd
  4. Defunct

    Defunct First Team

    Superb stuff. Match reports from you then Golden Army?
  5. Defunct

    Defunct First Team

    Thinking about it, maybe a section for match reports. What do you all think?
  6. Golden Army

    Golden Army Academy Graduate

    There will be plenty more match reports to come. ;)
    There will definetely be a lot more 3 points coming our way in the forseeable future.
    CaveManHornet likes this.
  7. The Hornet

    The Hornet The Quiet Mod is Watching

    Having a seperat section for match reports and preveiws would be a good idea

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