Watford v Liverpool predictions and betting tips
Liverpool’s title cost continues on Saturday at Vicarage Road where relegation battlers Watford shall be desperate to trigger an upset. Here are our predictions and betting tips
Liverpool can move to inside 9 points of profitable their first league title for 30 years with victory against struggling Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday night.
The Reds survived a rare scare as they got here from 2-1 right down to defeat West Ham 3-2 on Monday and transfer a exceptional 22 factors clear of second-placed Manchester City.
It appears nothing can halt Jurgen Klopp’s aspect and something apart from a win in opposition to Watford, who’ve drawn two and misplaced three of their final five league games and are nineteenth in the desk, a point adrift of safety, can be the shock of the season. Here are our newest odds and predictions.
Watford v Liverpool predictions and betting tips
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Liverpool rebuilding defences
Liverpool conceded twice towards West Ham United on Monday – a rarity for the champions-elect. Only as soon as earlier than within the league this season had their defence been breached twice in the same game, towards Everton, additionally at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s males have solely conceded six away league goals all season and Watford have discovered it onerous to score towards them for even longer, failing to find the online in any of the final four conferences between the perimeters.
The Reds have kept clean sheets in three of their last five visits to Hertfordshire and have what it takes to close down a Hornets facet who’ve failed to score in six of their thirteen residence league matches this season.
With Liverpool strongly fancied to win this sport in opposition to, an away win to nil at 29/20 presents respectable value.
Reds can heap distress on Watford
Klopp has toned down the swashbuckling method to football that outlined his time at Borussia Dortmund and his early days at Liverpool, adopting a more pragmatic method this season.
More than half of the Reds’ league wins this season have been by a one-goal margin however as mentioned, the sight of a Watford shirt seems to convey the most effective out of Klopp’s aspect in an attacking sense.
Liverpool have received seven and drawn one of many last eight meetings, scoring 27 objectives at a median of greater than three per sport. And in four of the previous five video games between the perimeters the over 2.5 objectives threshold has been handed.
With sixty two per cent of Watford’s residence games and sixty two per cent of Liverpool’s away video games producing over 2.5 goals this season, and the latest history of targets in the fixture, there might easily be at least three goals on Saturday.
Salah to strike
Salah is two objectives behind Leicester’s Jamie Vardy within the race for the Golden Boot after taking his league tally to 15 for the season together with his effort against West Ham.
He has made a behavior of finishing the season strongly since coming to Liverpool, serving to him win back-to-back high scorer prizes, and appears to be getting into a purple patch with 4 targets in his last 4 Premier League video games.
While Liverpool as a whole have enjoyed their current clashes with Watford, few have had as a lot joy in a purple shirt towards the Hornets as Salah and he’ll hope to boost his charge at Vicarage Road.
The Egypt striker has notched eight objectives in five video games against Watford, with half of these targets coming in a single encounter in March 2018, and might strike again at even cash to score at any time.
Latest Watford v Liverpool odds
Odds are appropriate on the time of publication and are topic to change.
Last 5 league results
23 Feb Man United three Watford zero L
8 Feb Brighton 1 Watford 1 D
1 Feb Watford 2 Everton three L
21 Jan Aston Villa 2 Watford 1 L
18 Jan Watford zero Tottenham zero D
24 Feb Liverpool 3 West Ham 2 W
15 Feb Norwich City zero Liverpool 1 W
1 Feb Liverpool four Southampton zero W
29 Jan West Ham 0 Liverpool 2 W
23 Jan Wolves 1 Liverpool 2 W
Last five meetings
14 Dec 19 PL Liverpool 2 Watford 0
27 Feb 19 PL Liverpool 5 Watford 0
24 Nov 18 PL Watford zero Liverpool 3
17 Mar 18 PL Liverpool 5 Watford 0
12 Aug 17 PL Watford three Liverpool 3
Watford group news
Pearson may change his staff after the 3-0 defeat at Manchester United with the likes of Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverly and Andre Gray all pushing for beginning places. Watford are without Daryl Janmaat as he continues his recovery from a knee injury and Kiko Femenia additionally appears set to overlook out.
Liverpool team news
James Milner might be assessed earlier than the match however Nathanial Clyne, Jordan Henderson and Xherdan Shaqiri all look prone to miss out. The Reds could have one eye on next week’s FA Cup conflict with Chelsea and Jurgen Klopp may rotate a few of his squad with Divock Origi incomes a begin.
All odds within this text appropriate on the time of publishing and are subject to vary.
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