On Tuesday Watford travel down to Ashton Gate to play Bristol City in a NPower Championship game. Both teams come into the game on the back of 0-0 draws, Watford played Coventry and Bristol City played struggling Pompey. A few good points from the 0-0 draw with Coventry is that Britt Assombalonga became the 50th academy player to play for the Hornets since 1998 when Harefield was renovated. Another good point was that Tomasz Kuszczak kept his first clean sheet for the Hornets since he signed on loan from Manchester United in January. Last season when Watford visited Ashton Gate Watford won the encounter 2-0 and earlier this season the reverse fixture was a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road with Carl Dickinson and Craig Beattie, who scored his one and only goal for the Hornets, scoring for the Hornets and Marvin Elliot and Marriappa (OG) scoring for the Robins after a Loach mistake.
Watford will again be without Dale Bennett who is still recovering from concussion against West Ham, they will also be without Stephen McGinn who is still on the road to recovery from the injury that has kept him out of the game for well over a year. It is not known whether Alex Kacaniklic is fit to play after suffering a knock to his knee in the draw against Coventry. Lee Hodson also may be a doubt as it is not known whether he has recovered from the illness that has kept him out for the past couple of games. Watford will also be without Gavin Massey as he has returned on loan to Colchester until the 14th of April. Apart from these omissions there are no new injury concerns for Sean Dyche.
Bristol City lie 13 points and 5 places below the Hornets in 21st place having played the same amount of games. Ex-Watford keeper David James will be in the sticks on Tuesday. More team news to follow. Bristol City's danger man appears to be Albert Adamoah who has scored 5 league goals this season and always poses a threat.
Predicted Starting XI:
Subs: Loach, Taylor, Yeates, Iwelumo, Assombalonga.
Subs: Gerken, McGivern, Kilkenny, Woolford, Wood.
Score Prediction: 2-1 to the Hornets, I hope we win this and I hope Dyche gave the team a talking to after a lacklustre performance against Coventry. Again I would settle for a point at Ashton Gate.