Woking FC vs Solihull Moors: Match Preview, How To Watch & More!
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  • Team News

Solihull Moors again have a full side when they travel to Woking this weekend. Kyle Hudlin scored twice in mid-weeks victory over Grimsby Town and will be pushing for a place in the starting eleven. Elsewhere, deadline day signing Callum Reilly will also be looking to jump straight into the starting lineup. 

Predicted Line-Up: Boot (GK) ; Clarke, Howe, Maynard, Boyes ; Maycock, Reilly ; Barnett, Sbarra, Dallas ; Hudlin (4-2-3-1)

Woking FC made a tactical lineup change last time out so could operate as a 4-4-2 or a five back system depending on how the opponents line-up. Here I teamed up with Woking fan and fellow VAVEL journalist Will Bewsey and this is his predicted line-up. 

Predicted Line-Up: Ross (GK) ; Casey, Diarra, Champion, McNerney, Johnson ; Ince, Nwabuokei, Kretzschmar ; Oakley, Loza (5-3-2) 

Form Guide

Solihull Moors are currently on an eleven game unbeaten run in the National League which stretches back till the opening game of 2022. The Moors will also be high-flying in the league after coming from behind to beat Grimsby Town in mid-week, making it two wins in a row after beating Eastleigh last weekend. 

Woking are also in great form themselves having won their last three matches in a row against Weymouth,Barnet & Maidenhead United. Not only that but the hosts have also got a run of four consecutive clean sheets on the bounce as well and will be keen to extend that at the weekend. 

Head To Head Record

There has been eight meetings between Woking & Solihull Moors with the first dating back to 2016. Woking have won four times, Solihull three times and one draw. The hosts won four of the first six meetings but it’s Solihull that currently have two wins on the bounce against the Cardinals including a win last time out. 

Previous Meeting

The last meeting between these two sides occurred in December at the ARMCO arena with the Moors picking up a two nil victory. 

In a very entertaining match, Kyran Lofthouse almost gave Woking the lead after ten minutes but his long-range effort hit the crossbar. Solihull took the lead after twenty-eight minutes when Joe Sbarra slotted home to give the Moors the lead. Mid-way through the second half, Solihull’s Adam Rooney was on hand to double their lead from the penalty spot after James Ball was brought down. However, there was late drama when Woking’s Jamar Loza was shown a straight red card for a late tackle on Jamey Osborne. 

Victory originally took Solihull Moors up to eighth in the table climbing above Stockport County. Elsewhere, defeat dropped Woking down to fourteenth below Barnet

  • Player To Watch - Woking FC

My player to watch for the hosts on Saturday will be Max Kretzschmar. He is one of the clubs top scorers this season scoring ten league goals so far this season from attacking midfield. 

Kretzschmar can operate as an attacking midfielder, wide option or even as a false number nine which means creatively, it works as a huge advantage to Woking for sure. 

If the hosts want to extend their winning run to four matches and/or their clean sheet record, they will need to create chances as Grimsby did in mid-week except they need to take their chances and keeping their star man busy is definitely a good starting point. 

  • Player To Watch - Solihull Moors

My player to watch for Solihull will be their wide-man Ryan Barnett. Barnett currently has two goals this season but has four assists in his last two matches. 

Barnett can operate as an attacking midfielder but he is mainly a wide midfielder which has really benefitted Solihull’s turn of form since the start of 2022. 

Solihull Moors are bound to create plenty of chances throughout the match and that will mainly be down to Ryan Barnett out wide. He links up well with Joe Sbarra and Andrew Dallas but also with the big man Kyle Hudlin who’s in fine form in mid-week. 

  • Meet The Managers 

Woking FC caretaker manager Ian Dyer will be keen to see his side extend their unbeaten run. A form that’s took off since the departure of manager Alan Dowson at the end of February. 

Meanwhile, Solihull Moors boss Neal Ardley will also be keen to extend their unbeaten run when they travel to Woking on Saturday. His side have seven goals in two games and will definitely want to add to that as well. 

  • How To Watch The Game

Tomorrow (Saturday 26th March), will be a 3:00pm kick off at Kingfield Stadium. Tickets are available for both sides and pay on the gate is also possible. Ticket prices are as follows; 

- Adults £16

- Concessions/Over 65s £11

- Next-Gen £8

- U16s £3

For more information or to book tickets online please follow: http://www.wokingfc.co.uk/tickets/

Thanks For Reading & Enjoy The Game!