Watford vs Newcastle United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium

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Watford vs Newcastle United Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Watford’s three-game unbeaten streak ended with a hard-fought 2-1 loss against Chelsea at home. Eden Hazard’s 100th goal for Chelsea provided the lead for the visitors just before half-time but Watford roared back quickly through a strike from Roberto Pereyra. A penalty from Eden Hazard put Chelsea back in front and onto three points. Newcastle United slipped to their biggest league defeat of the campaign after a 4-0 loss against Liverpool at Anfield. An early goal from Dejan Lovren put Liverpool in front while Mohamed Salah doubled the advantage just after half-time. Newcastle’s woes were increased after Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho scored late in the match.

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

Betting Tips and Predictions

Watford have an excellent record against Newcastle at Vicarage Road after managing three consecutive meetings on this ground. The Hornets will look to make the most of a home match as they will be on the road for the next three games. Newcastle are fresh from a humbling against Liverpool, although many teams do tend to suffer against the Reds. I would back a win for Watford.

The form of Roberto Pereyra has once again picked up after a slump in November. The winger has now come up with an assist and a goal in his last two matches. This improvement in form has also coincided with Watford scoring almost 2 goals per match in the last five games. I would go with over 1.5 goals from Watford.

Watford win – 17/20

Watford to score over 1.5 goals – 5/6

Watford have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Watford saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Newcastle United

Newcastle United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Newcastle United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Watford

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Watford Form Guide

Watford Team Logo

Watford

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
D A

02-01-2019

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 3 - 3

(HT 3 - 3)

W A

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Woking Team Logo Woking

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

12-01-2019

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

19-01-2019

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-01-2019

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

02-02-2019

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-02-2019

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-02-2019

FA Cup

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

22-02-2019

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 1)

Newcastle United Form Guide

Newcastle United Team Logo

Newcastle United

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
D H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

12-01-2019

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 2 - 4

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

19-01-2019

Premier League

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

29-01-2019

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

02-02-2019

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

11-02-2019

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

16-02-2019

Club Friendlies

CSKA Moscow Team Logo CSKA Moscow

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

23-02-2019

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Watford Preview

Watford have played well in recent weeks as the club has picked up the momentum following a streak of defeats. The Hornets have made the most of home matches against teams struggling with the threat of relegation, as the only victories for the team at Vicarage Road since the middle of September have come against relegation-threatened opponents Cardiff and Huddersfield. Despite missing a couple of key players, Javi Gracia has been able to make the most of the flair provided by the likes of Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu to great effect. A return of nine goals in the last six matches is quite decent for this Watford team.

Watford Team News

Adalberto Penaranda (foot), Will Hughes (hip), Younes Kaboul (foot), Andre Gray (leg), Christian Kabasele (arm), and Pontus Dahlberg (head) are unavailable for Watford.

Newcastle United Preview

Newcastle United remain poor going forward and it has been a problematic area for Rafa Benitez throughout the campaign. If Newcastle are to make significant strides to move away from the relegation zone, they need to be averaging well over a goal per match. At this moment, the Magpies have managed a paltry return of 14 goals from 19 matches. A decent defensive record had provided solace up until this point, but the heavy loss against Liverpool has the potential to take away the confidence from the team. Pereyra remains the top scorer for Watford with six league goals.

Newcastle United Team News

Jonjo Shelvey (thigh), Karl Darlow (elbow), Ciaran Clark (ankle), and Sung-Yueng Ki (international) are unavailable for Rafa Benitez.

Watford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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

Newcastle United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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 vs Newcastle United Sidelined Players

Watford
17 Adalberto Penaranda Injured
18 Andre Gray Injured
27 Christian Kabasele Injured
Newcastle United
26 Karl Darlow Injured
2 Ciaran Clark Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
26 GK Ben Foster 193 79
11 RB Adam Masina 189 78
15 CD Craig Cathcart 188 73
6 CD Adrian Mariappa 180 78
2 LB Daryl Janmaat 185 80
37 RM Roberto Pereyra 182 74
29 CM Etienne Capoue 189 80
19 LM Will Hughes 185 73
20 CM Quina 179 72
7 CF Gerard Deulofeu 171 68
10 CF Isaac Success 186 86
No. Pos Player M kg
12 GK Martin Dubravka 190 80
3 RB Paul Dummett 183 65
18 CD Federico Fernandez 190 83
6 CD Jamaal Lascelles 188 83
22 LB DeAndre Yedlin 172 73
17 AM Ayoze Perez 178 72
10 CM Mohamed Diame 184 80
14 CM Isaac Hayden 185 79
11 LM Matt Ritchie 172 71
30 RM Christian Atsu 165 68
9 CF Jose Salomon Rondon 186 86