We have 2019 FA Cup Tips for Watford vs Wolves.
The FA Cup magic is still well and truly alive and well. Two teams outside of the Premier League’s top six face off for a place in the FA Cup final; and a chance to win a major domestic trophy.
The winner will play the victor of the Manchester City vs Brighton match.
Watford have enjoyed an excellent season under Javi Gracia. It is even more remarkable when you consider that most bookmakers put them among the favourites for the drop at the beginning of the season.
However, any relegation talk was swiftly eliminated with four wins on the bounce to begin the season. An FA Cup success would be their first major competition success of their history.
The omens are good for the Hornets and are a symbol of how a progressive growth in a team can reap the rewards. The club’s strategy has been questioned over recent seasons, with their constant change of management proving to be no distraction.
They have had seven managers in five years, but their Premier League status has never been in doubt over this managerial circus. Their FA Cup form this season has been consistent. They have only conceded one goal in their four ties.
The Hornets have come up against two fellow Premier League sides en route to the final. The first of these came at St. James’ Park against Newcastle United; which ended in a 2-0 win. In the fifth round, they travelled to Loftus Road to take on QPR; again they managed the game perfectly and secured the 1-0 win.
In the quarterfinal round, the Hornets played their only home game in the FA Cup this season; narrowly edging out Crystal Palace. Etienne Capoue opened the scoring before Michy Batshuayi levelled up the scores. However, Watford weren’t to be denied their first FA Cup semi-final in three years, as Andre Grey scored five minutes later to book their spot at Wembley.
Wolves will be coming into the game high on confidence after beating Manchester United in the mid-week round of Premier League fixtures, while they also announced the deal to sign Raul Jimenez was complete.
Unlike most soccer teams that are promoted to the Premier League, Wolves have been a revelation. Instead of hoping for away draws and narrow home wins, they have attacked every game in which they have played in.
If it wasn’t for dropped points against teams such as Huddersfield Town and Newcastle United; the Midlands club would be in contention for a top-four finish. An FA Cup success would cap a glorious year for the club, but they will be somewhat disappointed to be facing a team that isn’t in the top six.
Their record against the Premier League’s biggest teams is marvellous. Out of the Premier League’s top six, the club has only failed to take a point off Liverpool. However, they did rectify this in the FA Cup by knocking out Jurgen Klopp’s side in the third round of the competition.
After knocking out the Red’s, they faced off against League One side Shrewsbury Town. They had trailed 2-0 heading into the last 15 minutes, but goals from Jimenez and Matt Doherty earned them a replay.
The return at Molineux was another tight game, and once again Wolves had to come from behind to win the tie. It wasn’t until the quarterfinals when they truly believed they could achieve success.
They dominated Manchester United inside a cauldron of noise at Molineux; eventually running out 2-1 winners after goals from Jimenez and Diogo Jota. Can Wolves win their first FA Cup since 1960? Certainly, don’t bet against it.
Watford vs Wolves FA Cup Tips
This will be a good match between two excellent sides in their peak form. Fans’ will enjoy the day out at Wembley and there will be a fever pitch atmosphere.
Wolves should have too much for Watford; especially considering their confidence after beating the Red Devils on Tuesday. Everything seems to be going in their favour this season, and this would be the cherry on top of the cake.
Tip: Wolves to win (+140)