The Red Devils haven’t put on a show in terms of performance many times this season, will they deliver an exciting afternoon in this final match of the season? There is nothing riding on it as they have finished second. Watford have nothing at stake here and given their poor stretch of form that they have been suffering this may not be a positive finish for the season for them.
Manchester United 2/11, Draw 6/1, Watford 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
There was another dour performance from Manchester United in midweek as they played out a 0-0 draw at West Ham. Back at Old Trafford the Red Devils have posted a W14 D2 L2 record for the season and they have won six of their last seven league outings there. They have scored exactly two goals in each of their last five home wins. In the bet365 correct score market a Manchester United 2-0 option is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.). The Red Devils missed Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford no Thursday night and it showed as they created little behind the West Ham defence. United have averaged two goals per home game this season while they have taken clean sheet in 61% of their home fixtures. Will they be able to create without Lukaku though who has scored ten of his sixteen league goals this season at home? United do have the second best defensive record overall in the top flight and with that point against West Ham in midweek, they secured second place. They do still have the FA Cup final to look forward to.
The Hornets managed to snap their long winless streak of eight games (D2 L6) as they took a home win over Newcastle last weekend. They looked a bit better balanced in that one actually to their credit, but the Magpies were very poor. But that was at home and Watford’s away form makes for some miserable reading as they have lost their last five on the bounce and haven’t won in their last eleven on the road now. Wait, it gets worse. They have not scored in any of their last seven away games and Manchester United to win to nil at bet365 is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.). The Hornets have averaged under a goal per game this season out on the road and given their current form they don’t look a good option to go to Old Trafford and pick up three points. Of the goals that they have conceded away from home this season, 62% of them have been after the half time break in games. Only two sides have conceded more goals than Watford have done this season and that will leave them in jeopardy for this one.
The Red Devils took a good 4-2 win at Vicarage Road back in November and that is back to back wins over the Hornets now for them. United have won all four of their previous Premier League home games against Watford and the last three have been to nil. Home and away United have won four of their last five league games against Watford.
The Red Devils have had a good season at home and are likely to sign off on a positive note in this fixture. Watford have been poor over the second half of the season and aren’t likely to raise too much of a threat in a game of no meaning. Home win to nil.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
A season of early promise petered out for Watford and they are going to need to do some rebuilding over the summer. This will be their last home game for the season so they will be looking for one good performance to sign off with. Newcastle were ticking over in some nice from recently before suffering back to back losses in the top flight.
Watford 7/5, Newcastle 21/10, Draw 9/4* (Betting Odds taken at 8:08 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)
The end of the season can’t come quick enough for Watford as their long winless streak continues. They have gone D2 L5 in their last seven league outings now and during that run, they have failed to score in five of those. They were in action on Monday as they lost 2-0 at Tottenham without really threatening much. The Hornets are W6 D6 L6 at home this season and they are winless in three there (D2 L1). Watford have scored 25 goals in their 18 home games this season but they have conceded around 1.7 goals per game on home soil. There has been a clean sheet in less than a third of their games at Vicarage Road for the Hornets. Of the goals that they have come up with at home this term 68% of them have come in the second half of matches so the half-time draw at bet365 may offer some appeal, especially with the lack of goals from looks like a tired Watford side. With Newcastle safe for the season, there may not be many goals flying around at Vicarage Road on the weekend.
In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:15 p.m. on May 1st, 2018) and that is going to have some appeal as neither really look like winning this at the moment. Newcastle got themselves safe from relegation with a good run of wins and they have eased off since and even boss Rafa Benitez has admitted that. The Magpies have lost their last two games by a 1-0 scoreline and away from home this season they have only won four times (D4 L9) so it’s not too likely that they would break out three points in this one. The Magpies have averaged a goal per game on their travels this season but they have had troubles at the back because they have taken a clean sheet in just 12% of their games away from St James’ Park. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last six road games. There’s nothing at stake for them in this one.
Watford romped to a 3-0 success on their visit to St James’ Park earlier this season. That was their fourth straight win over the Magpies in all competitions, two of the last three being with a clean sheet. Watford have won their last two home fixtures against Newcastle (one league, one FA Cup) and both successes were by a one-goal margin. Overall the head to head is in Newcastle’s favour with them 14-12 ahead with 14 drawn matches.
The Hornets are value to back to get the win on the board in this one. It will probably be even and neither and particularly convincing but Watford will likely want to sign off with some kind of positive performance. Newcastle are already looking in a postseason mood at the moment, so back the home win.
2nd May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham will have been disappointed with their FA Cup semi-final loss against Manchester United last weekend and they are going to struggle to finish higher than fourth now in the Premier League. That’s because they have taken just one point from their last two league games. Watford haven’t won in a while though after playing out a draw with Crystal Palace last weekend and could be vulnerable for this trip to Wembley.
Tottenham 1/9, Draw 13/2, Watford 14/1* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.)
Spurs will be heading into the weekend trying to defend a five-point lead that they have over Chelsea in the race for the fourth spot. Things have just gone off the boil for them though having taken one point from their last two league games and having lost at Wembley against Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final on the weekend. Tottenham have produced a W10 D4 L2 record at home this season and were on a great four-match winning streak there before Manchester City rolled up and landed a 3-1 win there recently. So Spurs have to start again. They have averaged two goals per game at home this season exactly and as they have conceded less than a goal per game on average, a Tottenham 2-0 correct score at Paddy Power for 6/1 odds appeals* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.). Spurs have taken a clean sheet in 50% of their home games this season and of the goals that they have produced at home, 62% of them have come in the second half of matches. They have been particularly potent in the first fifteen minutes after the half time break, scoring 11 of their 20 second-half goals in that period. Spurs have scored in each of their last 22 league games and in 94% of their home fixtures. Three points edges them closer to that top four finish.
Who knows what is coming from Watford? They have gone just D2 L4 in their last six games after playing out a 0-0 draw at home against Crystal Palace on the weekend. They have failed to score in four of their last six games and it’s all badly fallen apart for them. They are on a four-match losing streak away from Vicarage Road in the top flight and they are winless in ten road games now. It gets worse as well because they haven’t scored in any of their last six away games. Tottenham to win to nil at Paddy Power is a pretty reasonable shout it would seem at 8/11 odds* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.). Watford’s numbers are now at W4 D2 L11 for the season in the top flight away from home and they have produced a clean sheet in 24% of their away fixtures. As mentioned though, it has been a while since they took one. 63% of the goals they have conceded on their travels have come in the second half of matches and now only West Ham and Stoke have a worse defensive record in the Premier League this season than the Hornets.
There was a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road between the pair of them earlier this season and that leaves Tottenham on a good stretch of twelve unbeaten games against the Hornets in all competitions. Spurs have gone W4 D1 in the last five Premier League meetings with Watford. Spurs have won all four of their previous Premier League home games against the Hornets, conceding just the one goal in that sequence.
Tottenham could do with putting a bit of cheer into their cup and they can deliver the three points here. Watford just aren’t at the races at the moment and should be there for the taking. Back the Lilywhites to deliver the three points with a clean sheet.
28th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Crystal Palace did their survival hopes the power of good last weekend with a 3-2 win at home over Brighton last weekend. That was just the boost they needed and will be looking to get something out of this trip to Watford. The Hornets stayed out of form with a 1-0 defeat out at Huddersfield on the weekend, leaving them with just one point from their last five games.
Crystal Palace 6/4, Watford 13/8, Draw 21/10* (Betting Odds taken at 4:04 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)
Watford’s form has really taken a nosedive. They have collected only the one point from their last five league games played now which was a home draw against Bournemouth at the end of March. The Hornet’s lost 1-0 at Huddersfield on the weekend and things just aren’t happening for them. They have now failed to score in three of their last five games and under 2.5 goals at Paddy Power is at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:04 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). As a positive, Watford have scored in each of their last twelve home games which is a great streak so backing both teams to score in the match should be a decent option. At the back, they have conceded at least two goals in their last two home fixtures. Watford have conceded 1.76 goals per game at home on average this season. Of the goals that they have netted at Vicarage Road this season 68% of them have cropped up in the second half of games so perhaps a half-time draw is worth a look as well. In total Watford have conceded at least one goal in 76% of their home league games this season.
The Eagles gave themselves a huge boost on the weekend with a 3-2 win at home over Brighton which just eased them away a little further from trouble. They aren’t out of the woods yet though but they could get something out of this as they are catching Watford at the right time by the look of it. Palace’s away form is just W3 D5 L9 but they have collected four points from their last two road games. Palace are on a nine-match scoring streak away from home at the moment and they have netted exactly two in their last two. The Paddy Power correct score market has the 1-1 draw as the shorted priced option but a Crystal Palace 2-1 success could offer some appeal at 9/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:04 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). Of the goals that Crystal Palace have scored on their travels, 71% of them have come in the second half of matches. Luka Milivojevic is their top scorer away from home this season with six road goals and he is a 16/5 anytime goalscorer option* (Betting Odds taken at 4:04 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) for this one.
Palace were 2-1 winners at home earlier this season and that is a four-match undefeated streak of form that they have going over Watford across all competitions. Palace’s last two wins over the Hornets have been by a 2-1 scoreline and last season they took a draw at Vicarage Road, leaving them unbeaten there in their last six visits in all competitions.
Crystal Palace have enough energy and gusto about them to go and get three points. Things just aren’t happening for Watford at the moment, so back the visitors to pull of three massive survival points at Vicarage Road.
18th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Terriers dug out an important point against Brighton last weekend to keep themselves to move out to a four-point cushion between themselves and the drop zone. Still, plenty of work still needs to be done though. Watford, who have been all over the place this season have now only managed one point in their last four games after suffering a home defeat against Burnley last weekend.
Huddersfield 17/10, Watford 19/10, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 11:44 p.m. on April 9th, 2018)
This is now a big game for Huddersfield. The next two will be actually as they host Everton after this one. Their last three games are away at Man City, away at Charles and home against Arsenal. There may not be many points for them in those. So they have to make it count right now. The Terriers took a 1-1 draw at Brighton last weekend to move them out to a five-match winless streak of league form (D2 L3). They are W1 D1 L1 in their last three home games and on home soil they have produced a W5 D5 L6 record this season. Goals have been a struggle for them to come by and they have tallied up fifteen of them in their sixteen home games so far. They have kept a clean sheet in just 19% of their home games. It is hard to see how this is going to end up as a high scoring game and under 2.5 goals at BetVictor is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:44 p.m. on April 9th, 2018). Of the goals that Huddersfield have managed at home this season, two-thirds of them have been in the first half of matches. They have scored just five second-half goals all season at home.
Watford are a punters nightmare. One minute they look fantastic in thumping Chelsea and then the next they are losing at home against Burnley. It’s hard to get a read on them, but they aren’t in away form at all. They have lost their last three on the road without scoring and they have taken just one point from the last 27 available to them away from Vicarage Road (D1 L8). It’s been shocking poor and they scored in just two of the nine games in that sequence. Huddersfield to win to nil with BetVictor is at 10/3 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:44 p.m. on April 9th, 2018) would take a brave punter to go for though. But looking at it, all the same, it is a little tempting. In the correct score market, the 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 11:44 p.m. on April 9th, 2018). They are just so hit and miss it’s hard to know what they are going to do. They have conceded 62% of their away goals in the second half of matches this season and are just averaging over a goal per game on their travels.
The Terriers romped to a surprising 4-1 win on their visit to Vicarage Road this season. That is back to back wins they have earned over the Hornets now and they have won three of the last four meetings actually. They have only won one of their last four on home soil against them though (L3). Even more of a surprise is that each of the last four meetings have produced at least four goals and each of the last nine have gone over 2.5 goals.
A draw is worth looking at here. The Terriers have to scrap for everything now and they have held their own against Swansea and Brighton recently. Watford are just hit and miss at the best of times and a point has to be on offer for the home side.
11th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Watford are holding ground in mid-table after a draw on the weekend against Bournemouth after being denied a win right at the death. Still, it leaves them with a nice little unbeaten run of home form. Burnley comes for a visit to Vicarage Road this weekend with the Clarets having found their stride again with three straight wins.
Watford 5/4, Draw 11/5, Burnley 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 9:26 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
Watford were denied a home win against Bournemouth last weekend because of a dramatic equaliser from Jermain Defoe in the 90th minute. That would have moved Watford to a four-match winning streak at home, but still, they are unbeaten in five now at home in the league with a W3 D2 record and things are going much better for them. They have netted in each of their last eleven at Vicarage Road and that’s a good consistent trend to follow. Watford to win 1-0 in the bet365 correct score market is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). So they are once again looking a solid side at home to consider backing this weekend they have averaged 1.5 goals exactly per game at Vicarage Road this season. They have struggled at the back at times conceding an average of 1.75 goals per home game, but have two clean sheets in their last three on home soil. They are up at a quote of 5/2 with bet365 to win to nil* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). 62% of Watford’s home games this season have ended with at least three goals, but the visiting Burnley are a tough side to break down so it’s probably worth considering this one finishing under the 2.5 goal line.
The Clarets have really come back to life again now having put together a three-match winning streak and their last two have been out on the road as well. That is at least two goals in each of their last three league games now from the Clarets who are unbeaten in four in total. Their away form this season is W6 D6 L4 but they have lost just one of their last four away from Turf Moor (L1). Chris Wood is bang in form for them at the moment with four goals in his last three games and he is the bet365 6/4 anytime goalscorer favourite for the game* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Burnley have tallied 17 goals in their 16 games on the road this season while defensively their average is fantastic at under a goal per game. So they know how to keep things tight and only 38% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals. They are confident and in form and can challenge at Vicarage Road. Ten of Burnley’s twelve league wins this season have all been by a one-goal margin.
Burnley took a 1-0 home win over Watford earlier in the season and they are W2 D4 L1 in their last seven against Watford. Watford are running on a four-match unbeaten streak of form on home soil against the Clarets though (W2 D2). Four of the last five meetings have gone under 2.5 goals.
The draw wouldn’t be a bad proposition for this one. Burnley are looking confident and together again while Watford have decent enough home form going to avoid defeat. A share of the spoil would leave both relatively happy with their afternoon of work.
5th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hornets and Bournemouth are locked together on points in the middle of the table and therefore this should be a pretty even contest when they meet at Vicarage Road on the weekend. Both look more than safe enough from the drop but Watford lost their last two before the international break while the cherries have won just one of their last five. Who will come back stronger?
Watford 29/20, Bournemouth 2/1, Draw 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 05:25 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)
The Hornet’s suffered back to back heavy losses against Arsenal and Liverpool just before the international break, but those losses were on the road. At home they have won their last three games, their last two by a 1-0 scoreline. In the Betvictor correct score market at Watford 1-0 option is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 05:19 p.m. on March 26th, 2018). The Hornets are actually unbeaten in their last four at Vicarage Road and have lost just one of their last six there (W4 D1) so are the clear favourites to win this game. Overall this season Watford are W6 D4 L5 on home soil in the Premier League where they have averaged about 1.5 goals per game. They have conceded at an average higher rate than that though but have clearly tightened up a little bit at the back recently, at home at least. Watford have found the back of the net in each of their last ten home games now and 60% of their home fixtures have made it above the 2.5 goal line.
The Cherries have had a good spell since Christmas, losing just two games since then and they have done enough to keep themselves safe after looking in real trouble at one point. They don’t have much away form to speak of though, winning just three times away from the Vitality this season. They have only lost one of their last five though away from home (W1 D3) and they have struck the back of the net in each of their last five away games and in each of their last twelve home and away combined. While their goal output has definitely gotten better over the course of the season, their defence has gotten a little bit worse and they have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last six. You will be looking at odds of 8/13 at Betvictor* (Betting Odds taken at 05:19 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) on both teams to score. The Cherries have averaged under a goal per game away from home this season and have collected a clean sheet in just 20% of their road fixtures.
Watford were 2-0 winners at the Vitality earlier in the season and that leaves them unbeaten in their five previous Premier League games against the Terriers (W1 D4). So there has been a history of recent draws between the two and in fact, six of the last eight between them in all competitions have ended level. The Hornets are unbeaten in seven against the Cherries at home.
Watford can land the three points in this one. They are on a nice streak of winning home form and that should carry them through this. Bournemouth were just blowing a little bit cold ahead of the break and may take time to warm up again.
27th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
With the rest of the top four having a break from league action this weekend, Liverpool can claw their way up into third place on Saturday with a win over Watford. The Reds will be looking for an immediate response too after their loss against Manchester United last weekend. Watford have improved their stock lately, but only at home.
Liverpool 1/7, Draw 13/2, Watford 14/1* (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018)
Liverpool’s home form for the season stands at W9 D6 so they are defending an unbeaten record in this one. They have won their last two league games at Anfield, scoring six and conceding just the one. As Liverpool have only shipped just the 10 goals in 15 home games this season, Liverpool to win to nil at Paddy Power looks to be a good place to start for action in this one at 10/11 odds * (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). They have responded with a win following each of their last two defeats in the top flight and have a good chance to do so again in this one. Liverpool have scored at least two goals in each of their last six home games and in the Paddy Power correct score market a Liverpool 2-0 option is value at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). Of their home goals, this season 67% of them have come in the second half of matches as they really punish tiring teams. Mo Salah, who was shutout against Manchester United last weekend is the First Goalscorer favourite for the game. A win for Liverpool moves them back up into third by two points ahead of Spurs.
The Hornets have been doing much better lately with three wins in their last five (L2). The two defeats there have been out on the road and they are struggling badly for any kind of away form. Watford are D1 L7 in their last eight away games in the top flight and they are without a goal in any of their last four too. Their overall record on their travels is W4 D2 L9 so they are vulnerable in this one for sure. The Hornets have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game on their travels and they have conceded 62% of their goals in the second half of away matches. Just two teams have conceded more goals than Watford have done in this season’s Premier League. The Hornets have opened the scoring in just six of their away games this season and both teams not to score at Paddy Power is at even money odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018).
There was a 3-3 thriller at Vicarage Road between these two recently and that just extended Liverpool’s unbeaten form to four matches against the Hornets in the top flight (W3 D1). At Anfield, Liverpool are on a four-match winning streak of form against Watford, three of those with a clean sheet. Both teams have scored in just two of the last nine meetings in all competitions and from the previous nine Premier League meetings, Liverpool are W6 D1 L2 against the Hornets.
Watford’s defence is likely to let them down in this one and Liverpool will be hungry to bounce back after last weekend’s disappointment. It’s worth taking a flutter on the home side to get the three points with a clean sheet behind them.
14th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners have a decent run of home games coming up and really have to turn something on in them. They have lost their last three Premier League games home and away and had extra work on Thursday in the Europa League. Watford have improved recently to take three wins in their last four games and will probably be up for the challenge at the Emirates.
Arsenal 4/9, Draw 7/2, Watford 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 04:45 a.m. on March 8th, 2018)
Another tough game under the circumstances of their poor league form for Arsenal who sent out a strong team on Thursday night to face AC Milan in the Europa League. The Gunners are on a three-match losing streak in the Premier League with a shocking W2 L5 record in their last seven. However, their home form isn’t all that bad at all with a W3 D2 L1 record in their last six, the lone defeat in hat sequence happening against Manchester City. So it’s not all bad, but they don’t have a clean sheet in their last eleven Premier League matches and have looked pretty soft at the back so both teams to score at bet365 has to offer some appeal at 8/13* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.) for the game. The Gunners have averaged 2.6 goals per game at home this season which is good, and 71% of their games at the Emirates have gone over 2.5 goals which is another good option to explore. The Gunners have shipped at least one goal in each of their last five home games, each of which have made it above the 2.5 goal line. They have opened the scoring in ten of their fourteen home games this season and they have scored in 93% of their home games.
The Hornets have pulled themselves back together with a good W3 D1 L1 record in their last five played. However, they haven’t posted a win on the road since November 25th when they collected a victory at Newcastle. Watford are D1 L6 in their last seven league away games so it’s hard to back them with a lot of confidence to pull out a win. Overall this season on their travels Watford have gone W34 D2 L8. The Hornets are without a goal in their last three away games and in total have scored just the two goals in total in their last seven road games. Troy Deeney has scored in three of Watford’s last four games so is in a nice bit of form and in the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-1 victory is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.). Watford have scored seventeen goals across their fourteen away games this season and 59% of the goals they have scored away from Vicarage Road have been in the second half of matches. A win for Watford would put them to within six points of Arsenal.
Watford were the winners when the two met at Vicarage Road earlier this season. They have taken back to back 2-1 league wins over Arsenal after a win this corresponding fixture last season. From the nine previous Premier League meetings, it is Arsenal who are W7 L2 up in the head to head. The Gunners have won three of their previous four Premier League home games against Watford, all to nil.
Arsenal have been good on home soil in the Premier League this season which is one of the few positives that you can say about them. Watford just don’t have the form on the road to warrant a look in this one, so look for a home win & both teams to score.
10th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hornets will be happy to stay at home where they have produced better form lately. They will be looking for their third straight league win there as they play host to West Brom on the weekend. The Baggies look totally sunk after losing a home clash with Huddersfield last weekend and that’s four straight league losses for the bottom side.
Watford 5/4, Draw 23/10, West Brom 13/5* (Betting Odds taken at 05:22 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)
The Hornets have won their last two home games and they have gone W3 D1 L1 in their last five at Vicarage Road, so they have picked up their form nicely there. Watford have scored in each of their last nine home games in the league and should make value to get something on the board against the Baggies who are rock bottom of the league. A Watford 1-0 correct score at BetVictor is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:31 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Three of the five home wins that they have recorded this season have been by a one-goal margin only. Watford have averaged 1.5 goals per game at Vicarage road while they have conceded an average of 1.8 per game. So Vicarage Road has seen plenty of goals this season. 43% of their home fixtures have gone over 3.5 goals. 67% of the goals that they have netted have come in the second half of matches at home. Strangely they have only been leading at half time in just four of their home fixtures so far and on three of those occasions, it was by a 1-0 scoreline. Troy Deeney has scored in their last two home games.
The Baggies have slumped to a terrible four-match losing streak now in the top flight and are winless in five. They have shipped at least two goals in each of those four defeats and a home defeat against Huddersfield last weekend, really was a massive blow for them. Away from home they are without a win in their last thirteen now and have suffered back to back 3-0 losses on their travels, albeit at Man City and Chelsea. The Baggies have scored just seven times this season away from home and they have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game away from home. They are now twenty points worse off than they were at this stage last season. They have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last five away games and each of their last four home and away combined have gone over 2.5 goals. The Baggies have the joint worst away record in the top flight this season with just the seven points collected and only Swansea have scored fewer goals than they have. Three points in this one would give them a glimmer of hope and perhaps save Alan Pardew’s job for another week, but that looks a bit unlikely at the moment.
Watford have collected four points from their last two Premier League games against the Baggies, drawing 2-2 earlier this season at the Hawthorns. Watford are unbeaten in their last three home games against West Brom in the league (W1 D2) and from the five previous Premier League clashes, Watford are narrowly ahead with a W2 D2 L1 record over West Brom.
There may be more misery ahead for West Brom on their visit to Vicarage Road on the weekend. The Baggies look a bit of a spent force and may not have enough to get anything out of this game. Back Watford to win to nil.
27th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting