The Citizens will line up at Wembley on the weekend, the final leg of their attempted domestic treble for the season. Once again it has been so impressive from them and now with the pressure of the Premier League title race over they are going to be dialled in. Watford will be on the hunt for their first FA Cup title in what is just their second appearance in the Final. Read our Manchester City v Watford betting tips for more.
Man City 1/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 14th, 2019 at 11:51 p.m.)
The Citizens won the final fourteen games of their Premier League campaign to get the title. Back in February, they collected the EFL Cup via a penalty shoot-out against Chelsea at Wembley. Now it’s back to business in the FA Cup for them. Across all competitions, Manchester City have won fourteen of their last fifteen games. The one loss in that sequence happened in the Champions League against Spurs.
If you want to look back a little further then the Citizens are W20 D1 L1 in their last 22 games in all competitions. The Citizens have conceded just the one goal in their last five games played now and it’s been something of a stellar campaign from them in the FA Cup. They opened with back to home wins over Rotherham and Burnley by a 7-0 and a 5-0 scoreline respectively. They then won at Newport in the fifth round. They did have to fight back from 2-0 down at Championship side Swansea in the quarterfinals.
On their visit to Wembley for the semi-final, they took on Brighton. Gabriel Jesus put City on the board in the opening five minutes and that was it. Brighton barely raised an attacking effort in the game and City booked their spot in the final. City have won the title five times before (their most recent in 2011) and have also finished runners up five times. The last time they were in the FA Cup final, they suffered a shock reverse as they were toppled 1-0 by Wigan in 2013. So it just goes to show that not everything goes their way every single time.
The Citizens won both 2018/19 EPL league meetings
City have won their last ten games in all competitions against Watford
Each of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Both teams have scored in each of the last three meetings
Man City are W3 D2 L1 against Watford from previous FA Cup meetings
The only previous FA Cup final that Watford have been in was back in 1984 when John Barnes was in the team and Graham Taylor was manager. They lost that game 2-0 against Everton. So it has been a long wait for them to get their second. The Hornets did not have the greatest of form down the final stretch of the season. They picked up just the one win (90 minutes) in their final seven games of the season. They lost each of their last three, conceding a total of nine goals in those games.
So have they ran out of steam at the wrong time? That will be the worry for them. They haven’t taken a clean sheet in any competition since a 1-0 win at QPR in the FA Cup back in February. That is twelve match run with no clean sheet for them. That’s not the kind of thing that you want to read about going into a game against Manchester City. The Hornets have put together a pretty stable campaign in the FA Cup it has to be said, for most of it anyway. They came through two away ties against Woking and Newcastle in the third and fourth rounds respectively, collecting a 2-0 win in each of those games.
They were back out on the road in the fifth round, coming through a tricky tie at Loftus Road against Championship side QPR. That was a 1-0 win for the Hornets. They then got their first home game in the quarterfinals, which helped them over the line in a tough battle against fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace, Watford taking a 2-1 win there. Then in their semi-final at Wembley against Wolves, with just over ten minutes left in the game, it looked as if their run was over. They were trailing 2-0 but a piece of magic from Gerard Deulofeu and a last minute penalty from Troy Deeney sent the game to extra time. Deulofeu won it for them in the 104th minute.
Manchester City will be refreshed and recharged ahead of this FA Cup Final. Their league title chase was stressful and that’s behind them now. They have handled Watford twice already this season and there’s no reason to expect this outcome to be any different. Man City to win to nil.
15th May 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Watford have missed out on a top seven finish, but they still have a shot at some silverware as they will be heading off to the FA Cup Final at the end of the season. They had a poor result against Chelsea last weekend, making it three defats in their last five. West Ham have won back to back games, putting on a bit of a flourish at the end of the campaign. Read our Watford v West Ham betting tips for more.
West Ham 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 6th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
The Hornets have lost back to back league games at the moment, going winless in three. In their last home game, they suffered a 1-2 reverse against Wolves and that is part of a home record of W8 D3 L7 this season. Watford have won three of their last six home games (D1 L2) and they are without a clean sheet in any of their last five. Actually home and away combined Watford have not earned a clean sheet in eleven games now. Of the eight home wins that Watford have earned this season, five of them have been by just the one-goal margin.
Just four times this season have Watford been leading at the half time break in home games. They have only opened the scoring in seven home fixtures 72% of their home goals this season have come in the second half of games. They do have the FA Cup to look forward to and a top half of the table finish in the league, if they avoid defeat in this game. So it has been a pretty decent campaign. In the last eight rounds of Premier League action though, only the three teams who have been relegated have earned fewer points than the Hornets have done in that sequence.
The Hornets were 2-0 away winners at West Ham in December
Each of the last three meetings have produced a 2-0 scoreline
Watford are W3 D1 L1 in their last five against the Hammers
West Ham are winless in three at Vicarage Road
The Hammers have taken back to back league wins, taking out Spurs and then Southampton. Those were victories recorded with clean sheets as well. Away from home this season West Ham have posted a W5 D3 L10. Their recent win out at Tottenham snapped a terrible run of games away from home, where the Hammers had earned just the one point in eight games. That’s behind them now though and part of their troubles on the road has been putting the ball in the back of the net. West Ham have averaged 0.9 goals per away game.
Just 39% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals this season, the Hammers conceding at an average of 1.5 per game. In total West Ham have only taken a clean sheet in 17% of their away games, and they have failed to score in 44% of their road fixtures. Home and away, West Ham have scored in each of their last four league games. Of their ten away losses this season in the EPL, seven of them have been by at least a two-goal margin. The Irons have opened the scoring in 7 of their 18 away games this season. A win would see them take a top ten finish at the expense of Watford.
There is absolutely nothing riding on the game here. West Ham would move above Watford into the top half of the table if they got the win. If they don’t then nothing changes. There may not be nothing much between them. Home advantage may just swing it.
10th May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Chelsea have two games to go to get themselves a top-four finish. Realistically become of goal difference, a win on Sunday will get them that result. So will the Blues be able to make the most of home advantage? They are taking on a Watford side who need a win to be in a chance of a top seven finish. Read our Chelsea v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 2nd, 2019 at 7:34 p.m.)
The Blues are winless in their last three league games, having taken back to back draws against Burnley and Man Utd in their last two. The Blues have taken a W11 D6 L1 record on home soil this season and they are on a good eight-match undefeated streak of league form there at the moment. They have produced a goal in each of their last seven at home, getting at least two in each of their last three. At home this season against teams in the top half of the table, Chelsea are only W3 D4 L1 so it hasn’t been the greatest of returns from them.
Chelsea have averaged two goals per home game this season, despite looking far from being a dynamic team. Less than half of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. The Blues have taken a clean sheet in 50% of home games and have two clean sheets in their last three at home. While this is an important home game for them, they did have extra work in midweek in the Europa League, which could work against them. There’s still work for them to do inside of the top four. Of their home wins this season, nine of them have been by a margin of at least two goals.
Chelsea took a 2-1 win at Watford earlier this season
Watford have won one of their last fifteen against the Blues in all competitions
Each of the last five meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Chelsea are W4 D1 in their previous EPL home games against the Hornets
The Hornets took a surprise 2-1 home defeat against Wolves last weekend. They have taken just the three wins in their last nine league games, home and away. Out on the road, they have lost three of their last four. They did claim a win in their last road game which was out at Huddersfield. Overall this season the Hornets have taken a W6 D5 L7 record away from home. They have scored at an average of 1.4 goals per away game, but have conceded at an average of 1.5. Their away form against teams in the top half of the table this season isn’t great.
Watford a W1 D1 L6 away at teams in the top half of the table. So that’s been a clear problem for them. Watford have not earned a clean sheet in any of their last ten games in the top flight, home and away. The Hornets have not taken one in any of their last five on their travels and each of their last five away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Watford have hit the back of the net in each of their last three on their travels through.
This is probably going to be tight game at the Bridge, especially with Chelsea coming off the back of Europa League action on Thursday night. However, the away form of Watford isn’t there. Home win.
2nd May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hornets claimed a point in a 1-1 home draw against Southampton in midweek. They are still in a good position to make a run at a top seven finish in the league and a win over Wolves, who are sitting seventh would go a long way. Can Wolves earn some revenge for their FA Cup semi-final loss against the Hornets? Read our Watford v Wolves betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 25th, 2019 at 7:36 p.m.)
Watford have only lost one of their last seven home games in the league (W3 D3) so they have a pretty good record going. In their last home game, they grabbed a late equaliser against Southampton to get a share of the spoils. Watford are W8 D3 L6 this season on home soil in the top flight but they have had their struggles against the stronger teams in the league. From the six home games played against sides currently above them in the table, Watford have gone W1 L5, the lone victory coming against Spurs.
Watford have averaged 1.4 goals per home game this season and 65% of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. In total, they have taken a clean sheet in 25% of games at Vicarage Road. Of the eight wins that they have taken at home this season, five of them have been by a one-goal margin. They have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last four games on home soil, nor in any of their last nine, home and away combined. Watford have scored 71% of their home goals this season in the second half of matches. Surprisingly they have only managed to open the scoring in 7 of their 17 home games this term. If you look at their most recent home form it is three wins in five (D1 L1) and this is big game for a shot at Europe next season.
Watford claimed a 2-0 win at Wolves earlier this season
The Hornets are unbeaten in their last three games against Wolves in all competitions
Both teams have scored in all but two of the last eight meetings
Wolves have won two of their last three league visits to Vicarage Road (L1)
Wolves were in midweek action as well as they played host to Arsenal. They had a pretty good time of things as well, beating the Gunners 3-1 to strengthen their position in seventh spot. That was another good home success and Wolves have been strong on home soil recently. Their away form, however, is in stark contrast to that. Wolves are currently winless in their last five out on the road, claiming just the two points in that sequence. Their last two away games have ended in two-goal margin defeats against Burnley and Southampton.
Wolves have only taken a clean sheet in 12% of away games this season and they have averaged exactly a goal per away game. They have conceded at an average of 1.3 per game and only 35% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. There has been no clean sheet for Wolves in their last thirteen played away from Molineaux and they have conceded five goals in their last two road games combined. Four of their seven away defeats this season have been by a margin of at least two goals.
Wolves seem to have that extra bit in their step only on home soil at the moment. Watford have some good home form behind them and once again, may be able to get the better of Wolves in this meeting. Home win.
25th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Watford earn three points for themselves on the weekend as they took a win out at Huddersfield. It is back to home soil for them on Tuesday night as they continue to push for a top-seven finish. Southampton have to pick up the pieces after suffering a heavy defeat out at Newcastle on Saturday. Read our Watford v Southampton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 22nd, 2019 at 3:04 p.m.)
Watford claimed a win out at Huddersfield on the weekend which will have been a relief for them as it snapped some poor away form that they had been in. Three of their final four games of the season are on home soil so that is a positive for them as they look to secure a top-seven finish. Watford have won three of their last four games played at Vicarage Road, but they suffered a loss in their last home fixture which was against Arsenal. Watford were reduced to 10 men early in the game though but still produced more than Arsenal did in the game (aside from a goal). The overall home form of Watford this season reads W8 D2 L6.
The Hornets have scored 23 goals during their home campaign while they have taken a clean sheet in exactly a quarter of their home fixtures. 69% of all games at Vicarage Road this season have gone over 2.5 goals. Of the eight home wins that Watford have taken this season five of them have been by just the one-goal margin. Home and away combined Watford are struggling in defence as they have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last eight played. The Hornets have scored 70% of their home goals this season in the second period of fixtures. They have only opened the scoring in seven of their home games this term. Both teams have scored in five of Watford’s last six league games.
There was 1-1 draw at St Mary’s earlier this season between them
The Saint are unbeaten in their last three against Watford in all competitions
Watford have won one of the last 11 meetings with Southampton
Watford are D2 L1 in their last three EPL home games against the Saints
Southampton had a disappointing day at the office on the weekend as they suffered a 3-1 loss at Newcastle. That leaves them on just the four away wins all season, which is part of a W4 D3 L10 road record. Southampton have lost three of their last four games out on the road the one exception in that sequence being a victory at Brighton. So that is just the one victory in their last five out on the road (D1 L3). They likely have done enough to get themselves safe for the season but mathematically they still have some work to do to ensure that.
Southampton have averaged exactly one goal per away game this season, while they have conceded at an average of 1.8 goals against them in their away games. Southampton have only the one clean sheet in their last six away games in the top flight, and overall this season they have managed a clean sheet in 24% of all league games. Six of Southampton’s 10 away defeats this season have been by a margin of at least two goals. As a positive Southampton have hit the back of the net in each of their last seven Premier League fixtures.
Watford have been a pretty reliable side on home soil this season aside from meeting big six teams. Southampton’s away form is still a bit questionable so it has to be the home win for us in this one, but it is worth backing both teams to score.
22nd April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Terriers continued their losing streak last weekend and the end of the season can’t come quickly enough for them. Watford suffered a loss at Arsenal last weekend playing most of the game with ten men. Can they respond in this one? Read our Huddersfield v Watford betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)
The Terriers are still slumping towards the end of the season. They lost 4-0 at Spurs last weekend which was their sixth straight defeat. On home soil, they have lost their last two which is part of a very poor return of just W2 D2 L13 this season at the John Smiths. Huddersfield have managed only the eight home goals this season while they have conceded at an average of 1.65 per home game.
41% of Huddersfield’s home games have gone over 2.5 goals only. In total, the Terrier shave taken a clean sheet in four home games but have one in their last eleven on home turf. Their two home wins this season have both been by a one-goal margin. Huddersfield Have been losing at the halftime break in 10 of their 17 home games.
Watford earned a 3-0 home win over the Terriers earlier this season
The Terriers won this corresponding fixture 1-0 last season
The Terriers have won three of the last four league meetings
Watford have lost their last two league visits to Huddersfield
Watford suffered a 1-0 home loss against Arsenal last Monday but were reduced to ten men very early with a red card for Troy Deeney. They were still the better of the two sides even with a man disadvantage. Watford are W5 D5 L7 on their top-flight travels. Things haven’t been going that well for them recently with a three-match losing streak away from home going. They have managed one win in their last five on the road.
To be fair their last three away games have been against Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd though. The Hornets have conceded in each of their last four away games, and they have shipped at least two goals in each of their last three away from Vicarage Road. Home and away combined, they haven’t earned a clean sheet in any of their last seven. Each of their last four away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Watford have averaged 1.4 goals per away game this season and they have scored in 71% of their away games.
Watford can go and get themselves a win on the board and it’s likely to be with a clean sheet as well. The Terriers just don’t’ seem to have anything left in them at all at the moment. Watford to win.
18th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This should be an interesting game at Vicarage Road on Monday night. Watford are on a great streak of home form at the moment and are aiming for a top seven finish. Arsenal’s ambitions of a top-four finish hit a bump last time out in the league, their poor away form coming back to haunt them. Read our Watford v Arsenal betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 12th, 2019 at 5:17 p.m.)
The Hornets have an FA Cup final to look forward too and they have a shot at a top seven finish in the league this season. Watford are on a three-match winning streak at home in the Premier League, going undefeated in their last five there. Each of their last six defeats in the league have been against one of the so-called big six. They have pretty much handle themselves against everyone else though. Their overall record at Vicarage Road this season is W8 D2 L5 where they have averaged 1.5 goals per game. 73% of Watford’s home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals.
While they have struggled against the better sides in the division, they did take the home win over Tottenham this season. Of their eight home victories, five of them have been by just the one-goal margin. Watford have no clean sheet in any of their last six played in the top flight, home and away. Each of those six have ended up going over 2.5 goals. Just four times this season have Watford been leading at half-time in a home fixture. The Hornets have scored 70% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures.
Arsenal were 2-0 winners at home over Watford in September
Things are even at two wins each in the last four EPL meetings
Watford won this corresponding fixture 2-1 last season
11 of the last 12 meetings in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals
Arsenal suffered a 1-0 loss at Everton in their last Premier League game which snapped a six-match undefeated streak of form that they were on. The Gunners have been having a terrible time of things away from home this season with just the one victory recorded in their last nine out on the road. Still their wait for a clean sheet away from home continues this season with none on the board so far. The overall away record of Arsenal is pretty poor at W5 D4 L6. They have not won an away game against any side currently sitting in the top half of the table losing four of six such fixtures.
Arsenal have been really slack at the back averaging 1.8 goals per game against them away from home this season. 73% of all of Arsenal’s away games have made it over 2.5 goals. Four of Arsenal’s five away wins this season have been by the one-goal margin only and for their six away defeats have been by just the one goal margin too. The Gunners have conceded 61% of their away goals in the first period of matches, but despite that, they have opened the scoring in nine of their 15 road fixtures. Only Manchester City in Liverpool have scored more league goals than Arsenal have done this season and they average 1.7 goals per away game.
It is not often that Arsenal have looked particularly comfortable on the road this season and will be nervous for this one. Watford are in great nick at Vicarage Road at the moment and have enough about them to go and get a revenge victory on the board. Home win.
13th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is a huge occasion for both of these sides as they look to make it through to the FA Cup Final. There is only a point separating the two of them in the Premier League table, with both pushing for a top seven finish. Who will be crowning their season with an FA Cup final appearance? Read our Watford v Wolves betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 4th, 2019 at 11:17 p.m.)
The Hornets have been carrying some good form with them lately. Although at first glance they have lost three of their last six (W3) that has to be taken into context. Each of those three defeats were away against some of the top sides in the EPL, namely Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd. So with that in mind and looking back further at a W6 L3 record they have, the Hornets are in good shape. They have scored in each of their last five games in all competitions, but they haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last seven.
It has been a fairly comfortable ride for Watford in the FA Cup this season. They opened with back to back 2-0 away wins at Woking and then Newcastle. That set up a fifth-round trip to Championship side QPR. Watford handled that tricky away game with a 1-0 win. That set them up for their first home game in the competition this season, where they hosted Crystal Palace. Watford finished the job with a 2-1 win, that goal against being the only one that have conceded in this season’s tournament. Watford have scored exactly two goals in three of their four FA Cup games. The last time the Hornets made the FA Cup final was in 1984, losing to Everton.
Watford took a 2-0 win out at Wolves earlier this season in the EPL
Watford have lost one of their last five against Wolves (W2 D2)
The one previous FA Cup meeting was in 2008 with Wolves winning 4-1
Both teams have scored in five of the last seven meetings
Wolves haven’t been to the FA Cup Final since 1960 when they beat Blackburn. This has been a truly wonderful season by Wolves. They are pushing for a place in Europe next season after coming up from the Championship. Like Watford, they have some strong form with just the two defeats in their last fourteen games across all competitions. In midweek they had to fit in an extra Premier League game, which saw them take a 2-1 home success over Manchester United.
In the quarterfinals of this season’s FA Cup Wolves beat Manchester United at home by a 2-1 scoreline as well. That isn’t heir only upset in this season’s campaign either. In the third round, they played host to Liverpool and took down the Reds at Molineux by the same scoreline. They followed that up in needing a home replay win over Shrewsbury in the fourth round, before knocking out Championship side Bristol City in a tricky away game. Four of their five FA Cup games this season have gone over 2.5 goals.
Watford may just have the edge on the day in what is likely going to be an even match up. Given the pressures of the day and what is at stake, it is likely going to be cautious. Watford may just have the extra edge about them up front to sneak it.
6th April 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Watford fell to a defeat at Old Trafford against Manchester United on the weekend but gave a really good account of themselves. It was a positive display that they put in and should get an easier time of things in midweek. Fulham will be relegated with a loss at Vicarage Road. Can they keep their Premier League life alive? Read our Watford v Fulham betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 31st, 2019 at 4:16 p.m.)
The Hornets produced a fine display at Old Trafford, taking the game to the Red Devils before conceding just before the half hour to a counter attack. Watford had dominated things up until then. They ended up losing 2-1 with Abdoulaye Doucoure getting a late consolation. Back at home Watford are W7 D2 L5 this season, having tallied 19 goals in their campaign at Vicarage Road. They have conceded 19 goals at home also. Four of their five defeats on home soil this season have been against top-six sides.
71% of league games this season at Vicarage Road have gone over 2.5 goals, with Watford taking a clean sheet in 29% of their home games. They are on a two-match winning streak at home, undefeated in their last four there. So they are shaping up well. They have only conceded the one goal in their last three home fixtures. 68% of their home goals scored have come in the second half of fixtures. Each of their last five games, home and away in the top flight have gone over 2.5 goals.
There was a 1-1 draw between them at Craven Cottage in September
Watford are undefeated in their last five against Fulham
Watford are undefeated in their last three at home against the Cottagers
Both teams have scored in one of the last four meetings
The Cottagers will be relegated if they lose this midweek game. They are now on an eight-match losing streak in the top flight, after suffering a 2-0 home defeat against Manchester City on the weekend. Fulham failed to get a single shot on target in the match. The Cottagers on a six-match losing streak on their travels, scoring just the ten goals all season away from Craven Cottage. They have failed to keep things tight at the back with only one clean sheet away from home and an average of 2.5 goals against.
62% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Only two of their fourteen away losses have been by just a one-goal margin. The Cottagers have been trailing at the half time break in 9 of their home games this season. Fulham have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last twelve Premier League games now, and in fact, they have conceded at least two goals in each of their last dozen. Fulham have the worst defensive record in the top flight this season and the worst away record too, going only D2 L14 on their travels.
All signs point to a home win in this one, with Watford looking in pretty positive shape at the moment. Fulham are almost down and out, and their lifeline is likely to be cut in this one. Because the Cottagers have to try and rally, it’s worth back a home win with both teams to score.
31st March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils had a slip up in the league last time out, suffering a defeat out at Arsenal. Will they be able to pick themselves back up as they play host to Watford? The Hornets will be facing another tough away game having lost at Liverpool and Man City in their last two road fixtures. Read our Manchester United v Watford betting tips for more.
Manchester United 2/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 24th, 2019 at 10:18 p.m.)
Manchester United suffered a 2-0 loss out at Arsenal in their last league fixture. They were on a twelve match undefeated streak of form before that in the division. So what response will they have to that setback? Since they last played in the league, they were also dumped out of the FA Cup by Wolves.
Still United are unbeaten in twelve Premier League home games, posting a W8 D5 L1 record this season Old Trafford. The Red Devils have gone W1 D2 in their last three home games, totally 28 home goals. They have conceded at an average of 1.3 goals per home fixture. Surprisingly they still only have two home clean sheets, both 0-0 draws against Crystal Palace and Liverpool.
Five of United’s eight home victories have produced by a one-goal margin only. They have found themselves ahead at the half time break in seven of their home games this season. The Red Devils have shipped 72% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures this season at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have scored the first goal in exactly half of their home fixtures played this season. Just four teams currently have a better home record in the Premier League than United have. Only three teams have outscored them. 79% of all league games at Old Trafford this term have gone over 2.5 goals.
The Red Devils took a 2-1 away win at Watford earlier this season
Manchester United are on a four-match winning streak against the Hornets
United have won all five previous EPL home games against Watford
Watford have failed to score in their last four league visits to Old Trafford
The Hornets could well still end in the top seven at the end of the season. Their away form isn’t there at the moment though but they have gone through such a tough run of road fixtures. This trip to Old Trafford comes after back to back away defeats at Liverpool and Man City. Watford have lost three of their last five away games (W1 D1). The other defeat suffered by Watford in that sequence was at Spurs. Watford are at W5 D5 L6 on their travels with an average of 1.4 goals per game.
Because of the tough opponents that they have faced, Watford have conceded 11 goals in their last five away games. In total this season they have only taken a clean sheet in 19% of away fixtures. Watford have suffered a defeat in all four of their road games against sides currently sat in the top four. Of their fixtures against current top-six sides home and away, they have returned a W1 L8 record. Each of Watford’s last four league games, home and away, have gone over 2.5 goals. They haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of those.
Watford haven’t delivered against the stronger sides in the division this season and given their recent away results, it has to be a win for Manchester United in this one. The Red Devils are in good form at Old Trafford and should have enough to earn three points. Manchester United to win & both teams to score.
28th March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting