WATFORD who were relegated from premier league last season start a new life in the Championship against Middlesbrough at home on Friday night. The Hornets were heartbroken when they missed out on Premier League survival, while Middlebrough steered clear of relegation from the Championship after Neil Warnock was appointed towards the tail end of the season.
The Hornets pre-season friendlies preparation yielded lose 3-1 to Gillingham, 1-0 win against Scunthorpe United and 2-1 win against Premier League sideTottenham.
Watford have witnessed a massive overhaul of the squad with the likes Heurelho Gomes, Jose Holebas, Matheus Aias, Juan Camilo Becerra and Dimitri Foulquier leaving the club and more are likely to follow while significant addition has been made. Glenn Murray on Loan from Brighton, West Ham youngster Jeremy Ngakia and Stipe Perica from Udinese were the remarkable additions.
Middlebrough survived a season of scuffle in the Championship last year, finishing in 17th position, 5 points clear of the relegation after Neil Warnock succeeded Jonathan Woodgate as the manager at the Riverside.
Middlesbrough already made an impressive start to the new season with a 4-3 win against Shrewsbury in the first round of the Carabao Cup last week.
PREDICTION: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE