FA Cup

Pick & Share Your Watford XI To Beat Bristol City

 • by Tom Bodell
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Watford and Bristol City will have other things on their mind when they meet in the FA Cup third round at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

The Hornets’ worrying slide in the Premier League will be of greater concern than overcoming the Championship Robins who, ironically, knocked Marco Silva‘s men out of the Carabao Cup in August.

For Bristol City, all eyes are on a shot at Wembley in the same competition with Premier League leaders Manchester City standing between them and the League Cup final.

Watford have captain Troy Deeney back from a four-game ban but are without Will Hughes (hamstring), Kiko Femenía (hamstring), Nathaniel Chalobah (metatarsal), Younès Kaboul (hamstring), Miguel Britos (foot) and Tommie Hoban (ACL).

However, there is better news regarding Isaac Success and Craig Cathcart who came through a behind-closed-doors friendly against Queens Park Rangers in the week.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Hornets side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.

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