Is this how Watford can beat the Wolves? Gavin Mahon suggests FA Cup tactical plan – Love Sport Radio


Watford is a first FA Cup final victory in 35 years and former midfielder Gavin Mahon believes they have a chance to defeat the Wolves if they can exploit their tactical weaknesses.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side eliminated Liverpool and Manchester United on their way to the semi-final and repeated the feat of defeating the Red Devils during the week, an own goal by Chris Smalling that took Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men to a 2- 1 in the championship. defeat.

But the wolves fell more regularly against the sides in the first six places than those who defied Europe.

Mahon was a two-time FA Cup semi-finalist during his years on Vicarage Road and now an agent based in the Midlands, he believes that is where Watford should draw inspiration from his tactical plan.

"When I watched the teams they got against something, they really attacked them, which gave the Wolves the chance to hit them at half-time," Mahon told Up Front with James Gray (weekdays from 1 pm to 3:30 p.m.). .

"Defensive-minded teams with many men behind the ball – like many teams at the base of the Premier League – are struggling to bring them down.

"When they play against the tops, that's when they are able to exploit it, so it will be interesting to see the tactics that Watford will use over the weekend."

If he can beat the wolves and reach the final of the FA Cup, it will be his first appearance there since 1984, when Everton won 2-0 at Wembley.

They have made it to the four-legged FA Cup semi-finals since then, suggesting a strong affinity between the Hornets and the competition, but have lost all four and Mahon believes his Premier League exploits can secure a path beyond the Wolves.

"I was fortunate enough to play in two FA Cup semi-finals and a League Cup semi-final, so over the years we managed to get there or around a team and this is a great opportunity for Watford," added Mahon.

"Wolves are a good side, so it will be a fun game.

"Sometimes you can have a bad shape in the championship, so you want to get a chance to gain some weight, but the Watford is well in the championship and flying in the cup!

"It will be a great occasion and as a football player growing up, you always want to play professionally, but also reach a cup final. This is a great opportunity. "


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