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Watford v Newcastle Prediction & Betting Tips, 5th May 2018

2nd May 2018 / lee

Watford v Newcastle Premier League Preview, 5th May 3.00pm

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 v Newcastle Betting Odds*

Watford 7/5, Newcastle 21/10, Draw 9/4* (Betting Odds taken at 8:08 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)

Watford News and Form

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.

Newcastle News and Form

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 v Newcastle Head to Head

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.

Who will win – Watford v Newcastle Predictions

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.

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

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