WATFORD vs MANCHESTER UTD BETTING PREVIEW
After a comfortable 2-0 triumph over West Ham last week, Watford put in another stunning performance on Saturday as they hammered Newcastle 3-0 at St James’ Park. The Hornets have climbed to eighth in the Premier League table and within three points of Tottenham. They have already taken points off Arsenal and Liverpool this season, while they also came close to beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Marco Silva's men are playing an entertaining football and have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 league matches. The hosts have performed much better on the road than at home this season - they have won two, drawn two, and lost two of their six home matches. Furthermore, Watford have conceded 11 goals at home this season – only one Premier League team has conceded more goals at home
Troy Deeney is available again after serving a three-game ban while Miguel Britos and Kiko Femenia are both doubts for the Hornets. Marvin Zeegelaar's form may keep Jose Holebas out, with in-form Will Hughes also expected to retain his starting berth in midfield alongside Aboulaye Doucourè and Roberto Pereyra. Up front, Andrè Gray should continue to lead the line, with Richarlison tucked behind him. In defense, Sebastian Prodl, Chrstian Kabasele and Adrian Mariappa are likely to defend Heurelho Gomes' posts. Younes Kaboul, Craig Cathcart, Tommie Hoban, Isaac Success, and Nathaniel Chalobah all remaining injured.
Manchester UTD made it 10 wins out of 10 at Old Trafford on Saturday with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Brighton, courtesy of an unfortunate Lewis Dunk own goal. A win is a win though, and it kept The Red Devils 2nd in the Premier League table. Anyway, they have tasted defeat on three of their last four road trips in all competitions, including their last two Premier League away fixtures at Huddersfield and Chelsea as well as a Champions League clash in Basel. The Red Devils have won 9 of their last 10 matches against Watford in all competitions but lost e lost 3-1 in this corresponding fixture last season.
Centre-backs Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are still doubtful, meaning that Josè Mourinho could play with a three main backline formed by Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof. The likes of Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind are likely to start as wing backs of the 3-5-1-1 system, meaning that Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia will be benched. Major changes are also expected up front where Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are likely to be rested, allowing Juan Mata, Henrikh Mkhitaryan or Zlatan Ibrahimovic to support a struggling Romelu Lukaku in attack. The Belgian striker might also be handed a three-game ban that would see him miss a top-of-the-table clash with Manchester City at Old Trafford next month. Ander Herrera, Pual Pogba and Marouane Fellaini are expected to start in the middle of the park, with Nemanja Matic as further option.
WATFORD vs MANCHESTER UTD PROBABLE LINEUPS
Man UTD (3-5-1-1): De Gea; Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo; Darmian, Blind, Fellaini, Herrera, Pogba; Ibrahimovic; Lukaku
WATFORD vs MANCHESTER UTD ODDS
|WATFORD||34.00 with||Bet £10, win £340.00|
|THE DRAW||5.75 with||Bet £10, win £41.00|
|MANCHESTER UTD||8.00 with||Bet £10, win £80.00|
WATFORD vs MANCHESTER UTD PREDICTIONS
|OUR PICKS||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|1-1 Correct Score||19.00|
|Both team to score||1.87|
|Penalty awarded YES||3.80|