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Odds on Crystal Palace to beat Watford 2019-12-08

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Watford vs Crystal Palace Premier League Preview, 7th December 3.00 pm

Crystal Palace have nailed back-to-back league successes which left them up in the top seven following the midweek action. They will be sizing up this fixture and will fancy their chance of getting three points from it. Watford suffered an away defeat at Leicester in midweek for what was their third straight league defeat. Read our Watford vs Crystal Palace betting tips for more.

Watford vs Crystal Palace Betting Odds*

Watford 6/5
Draw 23/10
Crystal Palace 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2019 at 11:18 a.m.)

Organised Palace defence can triumph over Watford

Palace have collected six points from their last two games and those successes came with clean sheets as well. They look very well organised at the back do the Eagles. It is a W3 D1 L3 away record that Roy Hodgson’s men have collected this season and they won their last road game, which was out at Burnley. Granted Palace aren’t a prolific scoring side, but their defence is on top of things at the moment.

It looks as if punters can trust it. Watford are the only team in the league who have scored fewer goals in the top flight than Palace this season. With the Eagles having scored 8 goals in 7 away games, it’s worth considering a low scoring game which will suit the visitors perfectly. They should be in with a great chance of producing that third-straight success.

Watford vs Crystal Palace Head to Head

Watford won both league meetings and an FA Cup tie against Palace last season
Four of the last five meetings (all competitions) have produced a 2-1 scoreline
Watford are unbeaten in four at home against Palace in all competitions (W2 D2)
Both teams have scored in 7 of the last 9 meetings

Watford still looking directionless

A 2-0 loss at Leicester in midweek made it three straight league defeats for the Hornets. That has been four defeated in their last five played (W1). The Hornets remain wide open at the back, having conceded at least two goals in each of their last three. They have yet to stick a home win on the board in this campaign (D3 L4) and will be looking to wake themselves back up after two consecutive defeats at Vicarage Road in the top flight.

They have only scored in four of their last eight games home and away. After failing to get on the scoreboard at the King Power in midweek, Westford are still yet to make it into double figures this season. They have only scored four goals in their seven home games. Southampton and Norwich are the only two sides with worse defensive records than that of Watford, who have conceded at an average of 1.8 per home fixtures. 71% of league games at Vicarage Road this season have made it over 2.5 goals.

Watford vs Crystal Palace Tips & Odds

Away win at 9/4
Under 1.5 goals at 12/5

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2019 at 11:18 a.m.)

Who will win – Watford vs Crystal Palace Predictions

Palace have had no trouble in securing points against teams who are currently in the bottom half of the table this season. Watford are rock bottom and there for the taking. There should be three points being taken away by Crystal Palace here.

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Odds on Leicester to beat Watford 2019-12-04

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Leicester vs Watford Premier League Preview, 4th December 7.30 pm

Leicester left it late on the weekend, but they managed to move on to a six-match winning streak with a late victory over Everton. They will be looking to drive towards another point haul in midweek when they play host to Watford. The Hornets suffered a loss against Southampton in a crucial battle at the foot of the table on the weekend. That left them six points from safety and without a manager as they sacked Quique Flores afterwards. The odds on Leicester to beat Watford are naturally favouring a home success. Read our Leicester vs Watford betting tips for more.

Leicester vs Watford Betting Odds*

Leicester 4/11
Draw 15/4
Watford 7/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from William Hill on November 30th, 2019 at 11:49 p.m.)

No reason why Leicester should slip up at home against Stafford

Leicester did what good sides do on the weekend, they pulled out a late win in a game which looked to not be going their way. They were given a good challenge by Everton at the King Power, but the Foxes did just enough at the end to bank a 2-1 win. That was their sixth-straight victory, their sixth game in which they have scored at least two goals. It’s all going swimmingly well for them. The Foxes have only given up to two goals in total in their last six games, earning four clean sheets.

They are also on six match winning streak at home and how are bottom side Watford supposed to handle that? The Foxes are unbeaten at home in the top flight this season, dropping just two points from seven games. Jamie Vardy is on a six-match scoring streak in the league at the moment, helping Leicester average over two goals per game. 75% of Leicester home goals have happened after the break. All the stats point to them having a fairly comfortable home time.

Leicester vs Watford Head to Head

Watford and Leicester traded home wins last season
Each of the last six meetings have produced a home success
Leicester have won their last three home games against Watford to nil
Watford are winless in their last six visits to Leicester

Still no turn of fortune for Watford

Watford took a heavy hit on the weekend. They had opened the scoring away at Southampton, a game in which they could have moved off the bottom of the table and above the Saints. It didn’t happen though as the Hornets allowed the Saints to fight back and sink them. That was the third defeat in their last four games and it leaves Watford with just the one success on the board all season. They are now six points from safety and if you taken into consideration their horrible goal difference, it’s realistically seven at the end of the day.

That loss against the Saints was enough for the Watford board who sacked Quique Flores after just three months in charge. Watford’s away record has seen them lose four of their seven away games (W1 D2). It has been just one victory in their last eighteen league fixtures now by Watford. That is the size of the hole that they are in. Whoever now comes in to replace Flores, is going to have a mammoth task on their hands. Watford have not even made it to double fixtures in terms of goal scored in this campaign.

Leicester vs Watford Tips & Odds

Leicester to win to nil at 5/4
2-0 correct score Leicester at 13/2

* (Betting Odds were taken from William Hill on November 30th, 2019 at 11:49 p.m.)

Who will win – Leicester vs Watford Predictions

Leicester to win to nil has plenty of appeal for this one. They have been so solid at the back and it’s not as if the league’s lowest-scoring side Watford are going to raise too much of a threat to the in-form Foxes. Punters will fancy the Foxes as a home banker this weekend.

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Chris Hughton favourite in next Watford manager odds

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Watford seem to be assured that they are going to be making a new managerial appointment soon. On the weekend the Watford hierarchy responded to a 2-1 loss away at Southampton, in what was a big relegation scrap, by sacking Quique Flores who won just one of ten games in charge on his return.

Flores was only brought in three months ago to replace Javi Gracia. So that’s two managers they have gone through already. The next one is so important for them because their top-flight status is seriously on the line.

Next Watford manager Odds*

Chris Hughton – 8/11

Quique Setien – 10/1

Mark Hughes – 10/1

Slavisa Jokanovic – 11/1

Alan Pardew – 12/1

Paul Clement – 14/1

Aidy Boothroyd – 16/1

Tony Pulis – 16/1

Francesco Guidolin – 16/1

Sam Allardyce – 20/1

Martin O’Neill – 20/1
* (betting odds taken from Betfair on December 1st, 2019 at 4:34 pm).

Watford have one win in their last eighteen league games, so whoever takes over at Vicarage Road has a tough task on their hands. But there’s still more than half of the season left, along with the January transfer window to come, to get them safe.

Given their situation, Watford need someone who is ready to roll up their sleeves and dig into a direct style if need be. This is not about Watford turning out beautiful football from this point forward, it’s about the coming up with points. That’s all that matters.

There has not been a real hint as to who Watford will turn to as their saviour, but ex-Brighton boss Chris Hughton is the 5/6 favourite at Betfair in the Next Watford manager market* (betting odds taken from Betfair on December 1st, 2019 at 4:34 pm). He has not been at work since the end of last season, so is readily available.

The fact that Hughton did keep Brighton in the top flight in consecutive seasons will probably give him some appeal for Watford.  Other names that have been touted around include former Stoke boss Tony Pulis and former Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, along with former Real Betis boss Quique Setien.

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Odds on Southampton to beat Watford 2019-11-30

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Southampton vs Watford Premier League Preview, 30th November 5.30 pm

This is a huge relegation zone scrap on Saturday evening. Watford are bottom of the Premier League with Southampton sat right above them, holding a one-point advantage over the Hornets. So three points would give someone a massive boost from this pressure situation on the south coast.

The odds on Southampton to beat Watford and get their first home win of the campaign are at 21/20* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 27th, 2019 at 3:33 p.m.). Read our Southampton vs Watford betting tips for more.

Southampton vs Watford Betting Odds*

Southampton 21/20
Draw 12/5
Watford 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 27th, 2019 at 3:33 p.m.)

The Saints can do enough to beat Watford

Southampton are in heaps of trouble. In their last eight league games, they have managed to take only two points. Those two points happened for them away from St Mary’s as well. The home record of Southampton this season is dreadful. One point from a possible 18. That’s it. It is a four-match losing streak that they are as well at home in the top flight. Hard to make a case for them being favourites to win this. But they have scored in all but one of their home games this season.

Five goals the Saints have managed this season at home. That’s it. Southampton have conceded at an average of 3.5 goals per game so there is a big discrepancy there. They  have also been trailing at half time in all home fixtures. But they have remained undefeated in 11 of their last 12 games against Watford in all competitions and that has to count for something. They are facing a Watford side who are the lowest scoring side in the league and that gives Southampton a tremendous shot at three points.

Southampton vs Watford Head to Head

Both league meetings last season ended in a 1-1 draw
The Saints are unbeaten in four matches in all competitions against Watford (W1 D3)
Five of the last eight league meetings have ended in a draw
Both teams have scored in four of the last five league meetings

Watford’s challenge to fall down in attack

Watford tamely limped away from Turf Moor after a 3-0 loss against Burnley last weekend. That was an opportunity for them to have secured consecutive wins. It didn’t happen. Not even close. Watford’s one away win this season happened out at Norwich in their last away fixture. That is part of an overall W1 D2 L3 record that the Hornets have managed on their travels. They have gone unbeaten in their last two away games as well after taking a draw at Spurs before the win over Norwich.

But Watford have failed to win 16 of their last 17 top-flight games. That’s the size of the hole that they are currently in. They have come up with only four goals away from Vicarage Road in the league this season. Their tally for the season is just eight, home and away combined. So that lack of scoring threat combined with them being on the road makes them underdogs. It has been a failure by Watford to score in 54% of their league games this season. They head into the weekend as the lowest scoring Premier League side. They may not be able to trouble even a very poor Southampton defence.

Southampton vs Watford Tips & Odds

Southampton to win at 21/10
Under 2.5 goals at 10/11

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 27th, 2019 at 3:33 p.m.)

Who will win – Southampton vs Watford Predictions

The lack of goals from Watford on their travels may be the deal-breaker in this one. Southampton have had a miserable time defensively but the pressure may be off them a little at the back here. So that could give them a sense of freedom which they can use to drive to the win. The odds on Southampton to beat Watford makes for a solid proposition

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Odds on Manchester City to beat Watford FA Cup Final – 2019-05-14

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The FA Cup Final, a fixture with so much history, rolls back around this weekend. On Saturday evening it will be Manchester City and Watford stepping out to face each other at Wembley. For Watford, this will be just their second ever FA Cup Final appearance, and they remain looking for their club’s first title. As for Manchester City, this is their chance to secure a domestic treble this season. The odds on Man City to beat Watford are as short as 1/5* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)

Manchester City v Watford Betting Odds*

Man City 1/5
Draw 6/1
Watford 10/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)

City’s amazing form

After their tremendous Premier League title, Manchester City have one final challenge left in front of them this season. Are they going to be a relaxed unit when they step out at Wembley, that’s really the question? The chase of their title defence was mentally exhausting, but they handled it brilliantly winning their final fourteen games of the campaign.

So that pressure has been lifted, they have celebrated and now they have the chance to create even more history. Manchester City have won fifteen of their last sixteen games across all competitions (L1). It’s staggering form it really is. They have won 20 of their last 22 games in all competitions (D1 L1) when you look back a little bit further. The draw in that sequence was their EFL Cup penalty shootout success against Chelsea in February.

Sixth title for City?

Manchester City are looking for their sixth FA Cup title. Surprisingly, for how much they have been at the forefront of English football. Their last FA Cup title was back in 2011 when they beat Stoke 1-0. That was their first FA Cup title since 1969.

That 2011 success over Stoke though was not their most recent FA Cup Final appearance. They went to Wembley as red hot favourites against Wigan in 2013. However, that game produced one of the biggest FA Cup final upsets for a long, long time as Wigan stunned them by coming up with a 1-0 win.

Head to head

Manchester City took a 2-1 and a 3-1 win over Watford this season in the Premier League meetings. City’s dominance over the Hornets goes back much further than that though. The Citizens are on a ten-match winning streak against Watford in all competitions. That run started with a 3-0 FA Cup third round win over Watford in 2013. They met a year later in the fourth round, City banking a 4-2 win. From their six previous FA Cup meetings, Manchester City hold a W3 D2 L1 record.

Watford’s second FA Cup appearance

The Hornets made their one and only appearance in the FA Cup final back in 1984. They went up against Everton on that occasion and suffered a 2-0 loss in the game. There was a bit of controversy there though. Everton’s second goal, scored by Andy Gray looked as if had been after a foul on the Watford goalkeeper Steve Sherwood, Gray heading the ball from his hands. After facing a winding-up petition in 2012, the club has come a long way since being saved.

Watford’s form falls flat

The end of the season has not been a particularly easy one for Watford by any stretch of the imagination. They have won just one of their last six games in all competitions, losing four of those. They finished up the Premier League season with a three-match losing streak, conceding a total of nine goals in that sequence. Maybe they had one eye on their FA Cup because their struggles really started since their semi-final win over Wolves.

That semi-final was a thriller. They were 2-0 down at Wembley with just over ten minutes to go. A piece of individual brilliance from Gerard Deulofeu got them back in the game. Then their comeback took a step further as Troy Deeney converted a penalty in the 90th minute of the game. It was then Deulofeu who popped up with a winner in the 104th minute to complete the epic comeback which had looked so unlikely for so long in the game.

But can they shake off that slump in end of season form and find the right formula to find a way to stop Man City?

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Odds on Tottenham to beat Watford 2018-09-02

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There is a great looking clash coming on the weekend from Vicarage Road in the Premier League between two sides who have made the strongest starts possible. Both have collected maximum points from their opening three games. Despite Watford’s great and somewhat unexpected start to the new season, it is Tottenham who will be kicking off on Sunday evening as the favourite for three points.

Watford v Tottenham Betting Odds*

Tottenham 8/13
Draw 3/1
Watford 17/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 30th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)

Spurs start strongly

When you look at the fixtures that the two of these have played this season, then it is Tottenham who have had the tougher tests. The proof of that is basically in last Monday’s trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United. Even though Spurs failed to find their gear in the first half of that game, they turned it on after the break to produce a 3-0 success in the game, pounding out a big advantage after the break.

In their two away games this season Spurs banked a 2-1 win at Newcastle and then that win at Old Trafford. In total they have scored eight goals and they have produced at least two goals per game so far this season. So they have the goals flowing from them and Harry Kane has had a great start to the season as well with two goals in his last two and he is the 5/2 first goalscorer favourite for this fixture* (Betting Odds were taken from August 30th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.).

Lucas Moura has started with a bang though with three in his last two games for the club. Spurs posted a W10 D4 L5 record on the road for the season in the last campaign and it did fall away a bit at the end of the term. However, the Lilywhites have such strong form going against Watford because they have won nine of their last ten matches against the Hornets in all competitions which is a phenomenal run of head to head form.

Spurs got four points from their two games against the Hornets last season, but because Watford have started well we are going to have to consider both teams getting on the scoresheet in this fixture. Both teams to score is at 3/4 odds with bet365 but if you wanted to push it out you can take a Tottenham To Win & Both Teams to Score bet at 11/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 30th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.).

Lilywhites with great form over Hornets

After their great work at Old Trafford last weekend Spurs won’t want to slip up before they head into the international break. They will want that hot momentum to continue and they have scored at least two goals in each of their last four Premier League games. They are also actually on a five-match winning streak in the English top flight. So certainly the form and trends are there.

They should be pretty much as they were from last Monday on their trip to Old Trafford. Erik Lamela missed that could and is a doubt for the game. While Son Heung-Min is at the Asian Games with South Korea. So even though Watford, who have won three from three will be confident, Spurs may edge it. Watford’s wins have been against Brighton, Huddersfield and Crystal Palace. This will be their first real test.

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