Woking vs Watford predictions and betting tips for this FA Cup match on Sunday afternoon, with a goals prediction and anytime goalscorer included.
Expert Tipster Prediction: Considering that Woking’s manager Alan Dowson has played down the likelihood of his side getting any further in the competition, it seems only natural to propose a bet involving a straightforward Watford victory. The Hornets to win with a -2 handicap is 13/8 with Betfair, and one of Oddschecker’s most popular bets this weekend. I can see why.
On paper at least, this should be a walk in the park for the visitors. There’s every chance that Watford fans were pondering who their side might face in the fourth round as soon as the draw for the third round was made, and there’s a good reason for that. Woking are the lowest ranked team left in the competition so this would represent one of the greatest – if not the greatest – FA Cup upsets should the hosts pull it off. Can it be done? Well, it seems improbable. Woking are flying high in the National League South at the moment but they ought to be no match for a mid-table Premier League team. Back the away side to win with a -2 handicap prediction and hope that Javi Garcia selects enough big names to get the job done convincingly.
What are the best odds on Watford to win by three goals or more? 13/8 with Betfair
Watford boss Garcia hinted earlier in the week that his side’s trip to Woking represented a good opportunity to play some of the squad’s more peripheral figures. He will of course still utilise a number of first team players to make absolutely certain of the result, with club captain Troy Deeney likely to feature. Deeney scored twice in Watford’s manic 3-3 draw in midweek and is well-accustomed to the physical nature of lower league football having cut his teeth at Walsall. The Birmingham-born forward should be heavily odds-on to score here and yet Bet365 make him an evens shot to pop up at anytime. All stakes will be refunded if he doesn’t get on the pitch so it’s worth filling your boots at this crazy price even if there are doubts about him making an appearance.
What is the best price on Troy Deeney to score anytime? Evens with Bet365
The FA Cup romantics may not be hoping for a one-sided affair but even the most ardent optimistic would conceded that the likelihood of a few goals being put past the Woking keeper is high. I certainly hope so, anyway, as I’m looking at it from a betting standpoint. Spurs showed on Friday night that there’s no excuse for not demonstrating the obvious disparity in class between a Premier League side and lower league opposition, and we’ll soon see if Watford follow suit. Even with the inclusion of a few generally underused players, The Hornets should have plenty in the tank to put paid to a side not even in the Football League. I like the look of more than 3.5 goals being scored here, and at 5/4 will find it impossible not to include in an acca.
What is the best price on over 3.5 match goals 5/4 with Ladbrokes
If you’re looking for a bit of FA Cup value in the standard ‘winner’ market, then Woking against Watford probably isn’t the best place to start. Unless of course you fancy a plucky victory from the biggest underdogs of the weekend. Despite having home advantage, Woking are just short of 20/1 here which, if anything, still seems a tad too short!
The Double Chance field sees Woking/draw priced up at 4/1, which should pale into insignificance unless Watford really have an off day. The best you’ll find on the latter winning inside 90 minutes is 1/5, so this is definitely a match to think outside the box with if you’re after bets the other side of even money.
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