Will Wolves have as successful of a time after the international break as they had before it? They return to league action in seventh place in the table and with a fantastic undefeated streak of form going. Watford had that bright start but have gone off the boil with just one point in their last four. Read our Wolves v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2018 at 7:52 p.m.)
Not even Wolves themselves would have expected to have produced such a strong start to the Premier League season after moving up a tier. They are W4 D3 L1 for the season and are undefeated in six games now. They are W4 D1 in their last five, the point in that sequence coming in a great performance at Old Trafford against Manchester United. All four of their wins this season have been with a clean sheet. Wolves to win to nil is not an unrealistic proposition at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 7:29 pm).
One of their last seven league games have managed to make it over 2.5 goals and that is largely down to their excellent defensive performances. Three of their last four wins have been by a 1-0 scoreline so that is a decent trend worth considering. A Wolves 1-0 option in the correct score market is at 6/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 7:29 pm). Five of the six league goals that they have come up with at Molineux this season have all been in the second half of matches.
Watford’s positive start to the season, where they won all four of their opening fixtures, has long since passed them by. They have subsequently taken one point from their last four games. They have failed to score in their last two games as well, suffering a big 4-0 thumping at home against Bournemouth just before the international break. So they are starting to feel some pressure. The Hornets are W1 D1 L1 so far from their three road games, the last two ending under 2.5 goals.
Both teams not to score is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 7:29 pm) as we are expecting this to be a tight battle. The worrying thing for Watford is their defence which has not earned a clean sheet since the opening fixture of the next season. They have conceded a total of ten goals in their last four games and with them having scored just two goals in their last four, they aren’t having enough punch going forward to cover up for their defence. Watford have conceded three of their four away goals in the second half of matches this season.
This will be the first meeting between the two sides since they were together in the 2014/15 Championship season. Wolves collected four points that season which included a 2-2 home draw. Wolves are undefeated in their last three home games against Watford, winning one of those. Both teams have scored in all but one of the last six meetings and four of those six have made it over 2.5 goals.
It appears to be another good opportunity to back Wolves to come away with a positive result. They have done such good things this season that we can see value in them on home soil in getting another return. Home win.
17th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hornets have failed to win any of their last three games now so they are losing a bit of momentum. They get a home game this weekend to try and snap out of it. They are facing a Bournemouth side who are right there level on 13 points alongside them in the top seven. It should be an even contest. Read our Watford v Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 2nd, 2018 at 8:23 p.m.)
Watford have just slipped out of form with only the one point in their last three games played. So their bright start to the season is in danger of fading away. They are W3 L1 at home this season, their winning streak snapped with a defeat against Manchester United in their last home fixture. In each of the wins that they have secured at Vicarage Road this season, the Hornets have scored exactly two goals. In the correct score market for this one a Watford 2-1 option is at 17/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm).
The Hornets have only the one clean sheet under their belt after all this season so that does look to be a pretty decent option for Watford v Bournemouth betting tips. Watford have scored six of their seven home goals this season in the second half of matches. So the halftime draw does make some sense here. We are looking at the halftime draw at 5/4 odds as well* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm) so that’s a great price. Each of their last three games at Vicarage Road have ended over 2.5 goals so there’s another trend.
The Cherries are right there alongside Watford on points now after taking a late home win over Crystal Palace On Monday. They are flying along at her Vitality in great form, but it hasn’t quite been as convincing from them out on the road. The Cherries are just W1 L2 from their away games this season and they have failed to score in their last two. Those were defeated at Chelsea and Burnley. They have conceded a total of seven goals in their three away games this season so they are vulnerable at the back.
But they do carry an attacking threat and both teams to score is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm). They have been pretty sharp in finishing their chances when they have come their way. Surprisingly though they have only those two goals away from home. They have had so many players in good form like Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Josh King that you do kind of expect them to hit the back of the net. Five of their matches this season have all produced at least three goals. There could be plenty of excitement in this.
Last season Watford took four points from their meetings with Bournemouth which included a tie at Vicarage Road. Three of the last four games between them have actually ended in a 2-2 draw and the Hornets have scored exactly two goals in each of the four games in hat sequence. In the six previous Premier League meetings, five of them have been drawn with Watford getting a win in the other one.
We are going to throw the form book out and back Watford to get a win in this one. They have done pretty well at home this season and they are facing a Bournemouth side who tend to give away plenty of goals. Home win.
3rd October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners are on a nice run of form with four straight league wins under their belt. So there have been plenty of positives from Arsenal then and they will be keen to keep that momentum going. Watford will be looking to regain some momentum after having picked up just one point in their last two games. Read our Arsenal v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 11:52 p.m.)
The Gunners have definitely started to show signs of improvement under Unai Emery. They battled their way to a 2-0 home win over Everton last weekend to make it fours wins on the bounce in the top flight. That’s a really good return from them and the goals are coming consistently from them. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last five league games and we can see this one production at least three goals. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/9 odds* (betting odds taken on September 25th, 2018 at 5:10 pm) because this does look as if it is going to be a high scoring game.
The Gunners are W2 L1 in their three home games this season, winning their last two home soil. We have to support both teams to score at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on September 25th, 2018 at 5:10 pm) for the game. That is because Arsenal have not looked terribly convincing at the back. Even though they collected a clean sheet against Everton on the weekend, they were let off the hook by a lack of clinical finishing by the Toffees. They are playing with both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Aubameyang up front and both were on the scoresheet last weekend. The Gunners generally are a reliable home side.
The Hornets won their first four games of the season but have only taken the one point from their last two. Their winning streak was snapped in a 2-1 loss against Manchester United and then they threw away a lead last weekend out at Fulham to end up in a 1-1 draw. Still, they look in pretty good shape and they have scored in each league game that they have played so far this term. Because they are out on the road through an Arsenal 2-1 correct score option is at 15/2 odds and has the most appeal in the market* (betting odds taken on September 25th, 2018 at 5:10 pm).
This will only be Watford’s third away game of the league season having picked up four points from their travels so far, a win at Burnley and then the draw at Fulham. Andre Gray and Roberto Pereyra are their joint top scorers with three goals each, but two of Gray’s three were on the road whereas Pereyra has yet to net on the road. Eight of the eleven league goals that Watford have scored this season have been in the second half of matches and they have yet to be trailing at half time in an away game this season. So that suggests that they could be well in the mix at the halftime break and the half time draw should have some appeal for the game in Arsenal v Watford betting tips.
The Gunners and Watford traded home wins last season in the Premier League. Arsenal are W4 L2 in their last six league games against the Hornets. Each of the last nine games between Arsenal and Watford in all competitions have ended over 2.5 goals so there is a big trend there. Both teams have scored in three of the last four meetings.
We can see Arsenal getting the win on the board. They haven’t been scoring consistently even though they still don’t look the best at the back. Because of that, we are looking at Arsenal to win & both teams to score.
27th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Spurs eased a bit of pressure off themselves with a win out at Brighton in what was a tricky
game for them the weekend in the Premier League. They get back to home soil in midweek to face up against Watford in this all-Premier League third round EFL Cup tie. Read our Tottenham v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 23rd, 2018 at 10:34 p.m.)
Spurs snapped a three-match losing streak with a win out at Brighton on the weekend. They were helped on their way via a Harry Kane penalty kick in the first half, but couldn’t close out on the clean sheet, conceding in the 90th minute. That is just the one clean sheet for Spurs all season in all competitions. Five of their seven games this season have been settled by a 2-1 scoreline (W2 L3) and up in the correct score market for this a Spurs 2-1 is at 13/2 and a Watford 2-1 is at 28/1* (betting odds taken from September 23rd, 2018 at 10:43 pm). Spurs have looked a little jaded at times already this season and they are likely to take this opportunity to rest their regular players. This is just their third home game of the season and are W1 L1 from their previous two.
Watford have enjoyed a positive start to the season with a W5 D1 L1 record across all competitions. In the last round of the FA Cup they went out to face Championship side Reading and collected a 2-0 win there. That is just one of two clean sheets for them this season. We fully expect both teams to score at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken from September 23rd, 2018 at 10:43 pm). Watford are unbeaten away from Vicarage Road this season with a W2 D1 record and they have averaged two goals per game across the road games. We are going to take a look over 2.5 goals for our Tottenham v Watford betting tips which is at 1/2 odds* (betting odds taken from September 23rd, 2018 at 10:43 pm). Not the easiest of ties, but they have nothing to lose and will be taking on an understrength Spurs side.
We are going with Tottenham to grind out a home win in what is likely to be a tight contest. Spurs have to rest some key players in this one and so we are expecting the score to be kept down. Spurs to win & under 2.5 goals appeals.
24th September 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Things haven’t fully clicked for Fulham this season in the Premier League despite having played some really attractive stuff. They are on four points so far and need to push hard for their second win of the season. Watford had their strong early momentum snapped last weekend as they were taken down by Manchester United. Read our Fulham v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 18th, 2018 at 6:53 p.m.)
This will be Fulham’s third home game of the season and they are W1 L1 from their previous two. Each of their last four games in the top flight has seen over 2.5 goals and that’s probably a decent trend to roll with. Over 2.5 goals is at 8/11 odds* (betting odds taken on September 18th, 2018 at 4:56 pm). That is largely because the Cottagers have been struggling to get things together defensively. They have conceded at least two goals in each of their games this season so there is a lot of balance that they need to sort out.
They have Aleksandar Mitrovic in good scoring form though and he makes a reasonable anytime goalscorer option at 11/8 odds* (betting odds taken on September 18th, 2018 at 4:56 pm). He has three goals in his last three games. Fulham to their credit play very attractive football, but they just need to add that edge of steel to really push on. Given that they have been unable to stem the flow of goals against them it makes a reasonable option to back both teams to score in this Saturday lunch time kick off.
Watford tore things up at the start of the season winning their first four games. Their momentum was stopped in its tracks though last weekend as they suffered a loss against Manchester United. So it will be interesting to see what kind of response that they have in them after that setback. They have scored an average of two goals per game so they should play their part in an entertaining fixture here. Looking at the two sides here really the 2-2 draw in the correct score market isn’t all that unappealing at 12/1 odds* (betting odds taken on September 18th, 2018 at 4:56 pm).
Much like Fulham, Watford have been struggling for clean sheets this season having only picked up the one. That was on the opening weekend of the season so are without a clean sheet in their last four. We certainly have to take a look at this game having both teams score at 4/7 odds* (betting odds taken on September 18th, 2018 at 4:56 pm). This will be Watford’s second away game of the season only having won their previous road game 3-1 at Burnley back in mid-August.
The last time that Fulham and Watford were together was in the 2014/15 Championship and Watford won both games to nil. They have met in the Premiership before, back in the 2006/07 season. There were two draws between them that season. It means that Fulham are winless in four against the Hornets and Watford and they are W1 D1 L1 in their last three at Craven Cottage against them.
Watford had their momentum snapped and it can be hard sometimes to get that back immediately. Fulham will get their share of the ball at Craven Cottage and look to have enough about them to stick in there and pick up a point.
19th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hornets have had an incredibly strong start to the new season with four straight wins. Not bad for a side who were expected to be struggling. They passed a very big test just before the international break as they produced a success over Tottenham. Manchester United eased a bit of pressure off of boss Jose Mourinho as they collected a win at Burnley before the break. Read our Watford v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.)
A great start then has been made by Watford with four straight wins. There were always going to be question marks about them until they met a strong side. That happened at the start of September when they played host to Tottenham and produced a 2-1 win. This will actually be their fourth home game this season in the Premier League and they have scored exactly two in both of their games at Vicarage Road already this term. We are going to have a look over 2.5 goals with bet365 at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.) as Man United’s defence hasn’t been great. Each of their last seven home games against Manchester United in all competitions have gone over the goal line.
Watford have managed just the one clean sheet as well this season so both teams to score is running at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.). It has been Roberto Pereyra who has made such a strong start to the season for them in front of goal with three goals in four games. He is going to be worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market as he has looked to be a pretty sharp acquisition. The Hornets have been winning at both half time and full time in each of their last three games in the league.
Manchester United snapped back from two straight defeats in the Premier League by getting a win against Burnley before the international break. It was a comfortable win for them as well. They start the game six points behind Watford so this most certainly isn’t one that they can afford to lose. Out on the road this season the Red Devils have suffered a 3-2 defeat Brighton and then that win Burnley. Another factor in this expecting this game to go above the 2.5 goals is that United have netted exactly two goals in three of their four matches this term. Three of their four matches have gone over the goal line.
Romelu Lukaku has been among the goals so far this season and he is the 4/1 first goalscorer favourite for the game* (Betting Odds were taken on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.). Manchester United have actually scored at least two goals in six of their last seven road games at Watford. Putting it all together and really the 2-2 correct score market option at 14/1 odds makes for one of our top options in Watford v Manchester betting tips* (Betting Odds were taken on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.). They still need to go out and prove themselves and find that unity and this will be a great test.
Last season The Red Devils won both meetings against the Hornets and that is a three-match winning streak overall that they are on against them. The Red Devils do totally boss the head to head record between the two of them as they are W20 D5 L5 against Watford. Each of the last four Premier League meetings between the two at Vicarage Road have gone over 2.5 goals.
For our Watford v Manchester United betting tips, we can see the confident start from Watford producing even more on the weekend. They should be strong enough on home soil after proving themselves against Spurs last time out, to collect a point out of this. Draw.
13th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Both teams have started the season with maximum points on the board after three games. Tottenham made a big statement last weekend with a resounding win at Old Trafford against Manchester United. As for Watford, they have been really bright and full of commitment, but this is their first real big test of the season. Read our Watford v Tottenham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
Watford fans could only have been dreaming about this kind of start from their side. The Hornets have won three from three having taken down Brighton, Burnley and Crystal Palace. Granted there are going to be much stiffer challenges to come, like on this weekend for example.
The Hornets have scored two goals exactly in their two games and we can only take a look over 2.5 goals for the fixture at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). The goals have certainly been there for Watford with the impressive Roberto Pereyra tops coring for them.
Preyera has three goals this season and he’s a 7/2 anytime goalscorer option* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). Even after their bright start, Watford finds themselves as heavy underdogs for the game. One great thing from Javi Garcia’s team is that he has started with the same eleven in each match this season.
So there is consistency there. Gerard Deulofeu is going to have a late fitness test ahead of this one. Last season Watford produced a W7 D6 L6 record at home in the top flight. They have won their last three in a row there.
Tottenham have started equally as strongly with maximum points from three games. Their two away games so far has seen them take a 2-1 win at Newcastle and that big 3-0 success at Manchester United. That was their first clean sheet of the season there.
We are going with both teams to score at bet365 for 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) as we see plenty of action flying around in this one. Just like Watford, the goals have been flowing from Tottenham so far this season.
Harry Kane has two for the season and it is no surprise to see him up as the 5/2 first goalscorer favourite at all* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). Spurs are on a five-match winning streak in the Premier League.
With wins in nine of their last ten games against Watford across all competitions then they are going to have plenty of backing. The Lilywhites have returned at least two goals in each of their last four Premier League. Erik Lamela may still be out so they could be unchanged from their trip to Old Trafford.
Tottenham collected four points against Watford last season and they are undefeated in ten previous Premier League games against them (W7 D3). So that’s a fine record and Tottenham have won two of their last three (D1) visits to Vicarage Road in the top flight. Both teams have scored in each of the last three meetings at Vicarage Road in the Premier League. Spurs have won all but one of their last ten games against Watford in all exemptions.
This has the makings of being an entertaining game. We can see the energy that Watford are playing with, producing some kind of challenge to the Lilywhites. Spurs have been getting business done in their usual fashion, but we can’t overlook the appeal on the draw for our Watford v Tottenham betting tips.
31st August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Watford have made a very positive start to the new top-flight campaign having landed back to back wins and looking brighter than perhaps they were expected to be. They will get a chance to extend their good form on home soil as they face up to Crystal Palace on Sunday. The Eagles got a win in their opener but then feel at home in a defeat against Liverpool. Can they pick themselves back up? Read our Watford v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Crystal Palace 2/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.)
The Hornets have made a stronger start to the season than expected. Going into the start of the new term, boss Javi Gracia was the favourite to be the first manager to get the sack. But with back to back wins over Brighton and Burnley, it has been a positive and actually very bright start from them. They have looked confident and spirited, having played with plenty of energy.
Granted the fixture list has been kind to them at the start of the season, but after this game, it gets difficult as they face Spurs and then Man Utd in back to back games. So there is big incentive for the Hornets to keep going and we are going to back the game to finish over 2.5 goals at bet365 for 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.). Watford have worked hard this season to win the ball back and have been pretty creative.
Roberto Pereyra has looked their stand out player so far and for our Watford v Crystal Palace betting, the 11/4 odds in the anytime goalscorer market on him has good appeal as an option. Watford finished with a W7 D6 L6 record on home soil last season but they have won five of their last eight league games at Vicarage Road (D2 L1). So they have some decent home form going there. In the correct score market, a Watford 2-1 looks some decent value at 11/1 odds because this will probably their biggest test of the season so far against a Palace side who know how to battle. The Hornets have produced 14 shots per game on average this season, but have been a bit overzealous with their rate of fouls. They have not been afraid to use the long ball with decent effect too this term.
Crystal Palace opened the season with a 2-0 away win out at Fulham. They then put in a decent battling performance at home against Liverpool, but ended up losing 2-0 but only from a penalty kick and then a 90th-minute goal conceded. That was against one of the top teams in the country and they did have their chances in the game. The Eagles are actually undefeated in their last five away games in the Premier League now so they do have that positive going for them.
We are going to back both teams to score for our Watford v Crystal Palace betting tips at 10/11 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.). If you are thinking about goals from Crystal Palace then you are pretty much going to be relying on Wilfried Zaha. They will be missing defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka who picked up a red card against Liverpool. They have fitness doubts over Scott Dann, Jonathan Williams and Connor Wickham.
The Eagles went with Christian Benteke up top against Liverpool but he churned out a really bad game and is likely to drop to the bench. So it does leave everything on Wilfried Zaha who is actually the 9/4 anytime goalscorer favourite for the game* (Betting Odds were taken from August 22nd, 2018 at 11:21 p.m.). Crystal Palace recorded a W4 D6 L9 record out on the road last season and they averaged under a goal per game, conceding at a rate of over two per game. Their positive start on the road against Fulham this term will give them more hope this time around.
Last season it was Crystal Palace on top as they took four points off Watford in their two meetings, which included a 0-0 draw at Vicarage Road. Palace are undefeated in their last five games against Watford in all competitions. Three of the last four meetings have gone under 2.5 goals and three of the last four between them at Vicarage Road have ended in a draw.
The draw has the most appeal for us in our Watford v Crystal Palace betting tips. Watford have done well but face a Palace side who have the strengths to make life difficult for any sides. Because of how competitive they were against Liverpool in their last game, we are going to back them to get a draw at Vicarage Road.
24th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It has been a busy start to the new season for the Clarets as their Europa League qualification campaign has taken them through to the play-off round where they will meet Olympiakos. Picking up where they left off last season, they have been involved of a lot of tight games so far. Watford will be hoping to take advantage of any tired legs on the part of the Clarets. Real our Burnley v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.)
The Clarets played out a 0-0 draw in their opening Premier League game which was out at Southampton last weekend. That was something of a predictable result really. They have played five games this season including their efforts in Europe and that is five drawn matches (over 90 minutes) that they played out. Each of the last three have been at 0-0 at 90 minutes and in the bet365 correct score market a 0-0 draw is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.). Joe Hart has kept three clean sheets on the bounce since making his debut with the club. We are fully expecting this encounter to be a low scoring affair.
The Clarets had that fantastic 7th place finish in the Premier League last season and that is why they are now in the position of having to deal with Europa League games. They are actually winless in their last six league games (D3 L3) but they are undefeated in 10 home games against Watford. They have blanked Watford in their last three home games against the Hornets and there have been under 2.5 goals in each of Burnley’s last four games. It may well be worth looking at under 1.5 goals for 11/8 odds at bet365* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.).
Watford produced a comfortable 2-0 home win over Brighton last weekend and put plenty of energy into the match. Will they be able to sustain that though because they had a good start last season and it fell apart for them? Boss Javi Gracia needed that to take some pressure off of him as he had a poor time of things last season with the Hornets. It was Roberto Pereyra who netted both of their goals last weekend and he is at 15/4 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.) to follow up with another one in this one. Tom Cleverley and Stefano Okaka are still out, while Gerard Deulofeu remains a doubt.
Watford won just four times on the road last season with a W4 D2 L13 record and they ended the season on a twelve match winless streak away from Vicarage Road. Watford have actually not scored in any of their last eight league away games and that is just another indicator that this is likely to be low on goals. Both teams NOT to score at bet365 is at 4/6* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.) and tops our Burnley v Watford betting tips. Adding more weight to that is the fact that five of Watford’s last six Premier League games have gone under 2.5 goals. They have actually been losing at half time and full time in five of their last road games in the top flight.
Burnley won both league meetings with Watford last season, both one-goal margin victories earned over the Hornets. That is three wins in their last four league games against Watford now that Burnley have taken and they are W3 D2 L1 in their last six against them. The Clarets are undefeated in their last ten home games against Watford.
Burnley had to go through an extra 30 minutes of action on Thursday night and we are actually going to go with Watford to take the win at Turf Moor. They did show plenty of spirit and energy in their opener last weekend and could just have the edge in terms of energy later on in the game. Watford to win.
18th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
A decent opening game for Watford who will want to get off to a steady start for the season. Their efforts fell away badly last term and you wonder what they will be able to get going after sticking with manager Javi Gracia. They have had a quiet summer as well in the transfer market. Brighton’s scrappy efforts secured their top-flight status last season and the Seagulls will be looking to drastically improve upon their away form. Read our Watford v Brighton betting tips for more insights.
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.)
Watford had a pretty rough season last term. They actually got off to a really enterprising and positive start, but it soon all fell away. Javi Gracia carries on as manager but he is one the market leaders to be the first Premier League manager to leave his post the season. Watford sold off their prized asset of Richarlison to Everton in the summer but really there hasn’t been too much high quality going back the other way. They did pick up Gerard Deulofeu and Adam Masina.
Last season Watford struggled for goals badly under Gracia, notably away from home. We don’t see this game returning a high amount of goals really so for our Watford v Everton predictions we are going under 2.5 goals at 8/13 odds at bet365. Pushing that goal line shorter returns 7/4 odds on under 1.5 goals* (Betting Odds were taken from August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). Watford posted a W7 D6 L6 record on home soil last season and averaged 1.4 goals per game.
Brighton showed plenty of battling qualities last season as they got their main goal achieved. That, of course, was surviving in the top flight for another season. They have been pretty bold on the back of that in the summer transfer market having thrown the cash around to try and make sure that they don’t suffer a second-season slump. Some of their big signings include Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Yves Bissouma and Bernardo.
So it actually has been a positive summer from Brighton, but looking at their squad you wonder where the goals are going to come from again for them. Because of that, we are going with both teams not to score at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). Brighton had a poor time of things away from home, collecting just two wins away from the Amex (D5 L16) so need a clear improvement there. They also didn’t get a single win in any of their final 13 away games of the season and totalled just the ten road goals all season. Again this may well be a low-scoring match up.
There wasn’t much to choose between these two last season as Brighton took four points from their two league meetings. There was just the one goal scored across those two meetings as well. Watford are unbeaten in their last three home games against the Seagulls with a W1 D2 record. There was a 0-0 in last season’s corresponding fixture.
The draw has the most appeal in our Watford v Brighton betting tips. We aren’t too sure about Watford tactically under Gracia and that should allow the visiting Seagulls to turn up and do what they do, work hard and frustrate sides. Draw and look at the under 2.5 goals option as well.
9th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting