Liverpool vs Watford Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Liverpool vs Watford Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

A disastrous defensive performance saw Liverpool suffer a 2-1 loss against Manchester United last weekend. Marcus Rashford came up with a brace inside the first 24 minutes to shock. Even though the Reds recovered substantially, the Eric Bailly own-goal in the second half was the only consolation for the team. Watford’s poor away run continued after a 3-0 loss against Arsenal at Emirates stadium. Shkodran Mustafi capitalised on poor defending from Watford to score the opener after the minutes. Second-half goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan provided a comfortable win for the hosts.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

A few eyebrows can be raised, as Liverpool head into the game looking for a second consecutive home clean sheet. The defensive performances of the Merseyside outfit have let down the team on numerous occasions, but Watford have been quite dismal on the road. Manager Garcia will end to replicate Romelu Lukaku’s dominance over Dejan Lovren by pitting Troy Deeney against the defender, but Watford do not have sufficient quality going forward. I would choose a clean sheet for Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah has been unable to score in his last two games. This can be classified as a drought for a player who has come up with 32 goals and 11 assists in 40 games for Liverpool this season. However, the Egyptian can profit from a Watford defence which has conceded 10 goals in the last five games. I would back Salah to score first.

Liverpool clean sheet – 4/5

Salah to score first – 5/2

 

Liverpool saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Liverpool saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Watford

Watford saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Watford saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Liverpool

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Liverpool Form Guide

Liverpool Team Logo

Liverpool

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

24-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 5 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

28-04-2018

Premier League

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-05-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

06-05-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

26-05-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Chester FC Team Logo Chester FC

FT 0 - 7

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Tranmere Rovers Team Logo Tranmere Rovers

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

D A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Watford Form Guide

Watford Team Logo

Watford

Won

1

Draw

3

Lost

6
L A

11-03-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

17-03-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

31-03-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

07-04-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

21-04-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-04-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

05-05-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Liverpool Preview

Despite going through a splendid run of form, Liverpool were always going to suffer a defeat with a poor defensive back line. Dejan Lovren was exposed quite badly in the opening 25 minutes against Manchester United. Even after having splashed out world record transfer fees on defenders, Liverpool still remain susceptible at the back. However, the club will not be giving too much attention on their forward players, who have now failed to score in the last two games. Liverpool’s offence remains one of the best in the business and it may not be long before they are back among the goals. Liverpool need to keep up the push for top four, while still aiming to reach the semifinals of the Champions League.

 

Liverpool Team News

Rhian Brewster is the only player on the sidelines for Liverpool.

 

Watford Preview

Watford are showing signs of the classic end-of-season syndrome with the team suffering a heavy defeat against Arsenal. Away games, however, do not happen to be the strong element at the club, as they have only managed 14 points from their travels. The away winless streak for Watford now extends to eight matches in the league. There is every danger of Watford ending the campaign with no away joy, as the Hornets are up against three of the top four in the last four away games. Troy Deeney has been a vital player for Watford in the last couple of games.

Watford Team News

Tom Cleverley (hamstring), Tommy Hoban (cruciate ligament), Gerard Deulofeu (foot), and Christian Kabasele (hamstring) are unavailable due to injuries.

Liverpool Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Watford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Liverpool vs Watford Sidelined Players

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