U18 Preview Watford

U18 Match Preview | Watford vs. Cardiff City


City’s U18 side begin 2022 with a trip to face Watford in the Professional Development League at University College London on Saturday, 12pm kick-off.

It will be the fourth time the teams meet this season. The Bluebirds have won, drawn and lost against the Hornets already - between the PDL Cup, Professional Development League and FA Youth Cup.

Cardiff City currently sit third in U18 PDL Group South, 11 points behind leaders Charlton Athletic, with 28 goals scored and four clean sheets kept in their 12 games so far.

It will be five weeks since City last played in that 4-1 triumph at Bristol City, with Caleb Hughes, Cian Ashford, James Crole and Rhys Schwank scoring, and the youngsters will be raring to go once more.

Similar to the first-half of the campaign, U16 and U15 squad members are likely to continue stepping into the U18 side, particularly as U18 players earn U23 call-ups.

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