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Newcastle v Watford Prediction & Betting Tips, 31st August 2019

30th August 2019 / lee
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Newcastle v Watford Premier League Preview, 31st August 3.00pm

The Magpies pulled off one of the results of the season. After having lost their opening two games of the campaign, they stunned Tottenham in the capital last weekend. Will they be able to build on that as they face the struggling Watford? The Hornets have lost all three of their games so far and there’s huge pressure on boss Javi Gracia. Read our Newcastle v Watford betting tips for more.

Newcastle v Watford Betting Odds*

Newcastle 8/5
Watford 9/5
Draw 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)

Newcastle News and Form

The Magpies produced a pretty astonishing 1-0 away win at Spurs last weekend. It was a total shock because Newcastle had lost their opening two games of the season and had looked pretty poor in them. Those losses were against Arsenal and Norwich. But they played with fantastic resiliance and self-belief at Spurs, summer singing Joelinton getting their goal inside the first half-hour and they then just hung on for all they were worth.

Sometimes it can be easy to raise your game against stronger teams. Can they do it in easier games like this? This should be a great game for Newcastle considering how bad Watford have been this season. If they suddenly make it back to back wins, everything on Tyneside will be feeling a bit brighter. It was a 1-0 loss that they suffered against Arsenal in their one home game of the campaign so far. They hosted Leicester in the EFL Cup in midweek and lost in a penalty shootout.

Not helping Newcastle’s early-season efforts is a big injury list including record signing Joelinton who missed midweek action along with Miguel Almiron. Allan Saint-Maximin was already out along with the likes of DeAndre Yedlin and Jack Colback. It could be at least 10 first team players they are missing this weekend. Each of Newcastle’s last three games against Watford this season have gone under 2.5 goals.

Newcastle v Watford Head to Head

Newcastle earned four points against the Hornets last season
Watford took an FA Cup win over the Magpies last season at St James’ Park
Watford have won four of the last six EPL meetings
Newcastle have lost two of their three previous EPL home games against Watford

Watford News and Form

Javi Gracia is a man under pressure. The Watford boss is well out of form with the club, and it’s not just the three defeats from three games this season either. Watford have won just two of their last twelve Premier League games now (D1 L9) and that’s where the bigger problem lies. So Gracia could well be playing for his job on the weekend. Their defeats this season have been at home against Brighton and West Ham, away at Everton.

In total, they have produced only one goal this season, scored by Andre Gray last weekend at home against the Hammers. That’s all they have to show for their efforts. Last season Watford went W6 D5 L8 on their top-flight travels. The positive was that they were unbeaten away from home against the bottom seven finishers. Aside from Troy Deeney Watford are at full strength for this visit to St James’ Park.

It is a six-match losing streak that they are currently on in the top flight. All but one of those six games have gone over 2.5 goals. Watford have conceded at least two goals in five of their last six league fixtures. So there are clear problems and their defence has been nothing short of a shambles. With Newcastle depleted through injury, this is a big chance for Watford to get something. They face back to back games against Arsenal and Man City after this.

Newcastle v Watford Tips & Odds

Under 1.5 goals at 12/5
Newcastle 1-0 correct score at 15/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2019 at 6:35 p.m.)

Who will win – Newcastle v Watford Predictions

If the Magpies can reproduce their level of commitment from last weekend, then there is finally a glimmer of hope for them. It remains to be seen if they can raise it in the so-called easier games. Still, they look value all of a sudden to sneak a win here. Home win by a one-goal margin.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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