Blackpool V Watford Match Preview.

30/08/2013 16:01

Watford travel to Bloomfield Road on Saturday to play Blackpool in the Sky Bet Championship. Blackpool currently lie in 2nd place on 10 points after 3 wins and 1 draw in what has been a good start to the season for Paul Inces men. The Hornets lie in 5th place with 8 points due to 2 wins and 2 draws. During the two matches last season, the match in November 2012 at Bloomfield Road finished 2-2 as Watford blew a 2-0 lead. In March when the two teams played each other at Vicarage Road, Blackpool won the match 2-1 however the Hornets should have had two penalties. Blackpools star man is Tom Ince who has been linked with premiership teams during the past two transfer windows. However, Ince will miss the match through injury. Hornets fans will see two familiar faces in the Blackpool team sheet those being Michael Chopra and Craig Cathcart. Defender Cathcart spent half of the 2009/10 season on loan with the Hornets. The Northen Ireland defender made 12 appearances for the Hornets. Another familiar name is Michael Chopra. Chopra played for the Hornets in a loan spell during 2003 making 5 appearances and scoring 5 goals.

Team News.

For Paul Ince, Blackpool are plagued by Injuries. Craig Cathcart and Tom Ince are both out for Blackpool and join the long list of Blackpool absentees.

For Watford, Lloyd Doyley is a doubt. Almen Abdi is fit again after he missed the Capital One Cup Match against Bournemouth. Joel Ekstrand and Essaid Belkalem both came through 90 minutes in that match so they could both be fit to start. Tommie Hoban and Nyron Nosworthy are long term absentees.

Predicted Teams

Blackpool - Gilks (GK), Robinson, MacKenzie, Broadfooot, Basham, Bishop, Ferguson (C), Angel, Barkhuizen, Fuller, Delfouneso.

Watford - Almunia (GK)(C), Ekstrand, Angella, Belkalem, Anya, Iriney, McGugan, Abdi, Faraoni, Fabbrini, Deeney.

Referee - Geoff Eltringham