Watford v Liverpool Match Preview

Premiership - Watford v Liverpool Match PreviewWatford v Liverpool Match Preview, Free Sports Bets, Tips, Predictions and Offers.

Sunday afternoon Premiership action comes from Vicarage Road and you can view the whole game Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 13:30pm (GMT)Kick Off Time.

Watford v Liverpool Match Preview

Watford have had an excellent start on their return to the premiership as they currently occupy 7th spot and they are already past the half-way mark on their way to the magical 40 points.

Watford’s defence has been very strong so far this season and they currently hold the league’s 6th best defensive record and at the other end of the pitch, they have Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney to thank with 15 goals between the pair.

Liverpool haven’t had the best start to their campaign as they currently lie in 9th position but most expected their 4-1 victory over Manchester City at the Etihad to be a turning point especially because it was followed up by three more victories in all competitions. Unfortunately it hasn’t been the case as they lost unexpectedly to Newcastle a fortnight ago and have since gone on to draw their following two matches against FC Sion and West Brom.

Watford Latest Team News:

Watford will still be without Gilmartin, Ekstrand and Hoban as they remain sidelined and are yet to register a minute in the premiership between them. But we could see the return of both Sebastian Prodl and Valon Behrami in this match.

Liverpool Latest Team News:

Liverpool have had more than their fair share of injuries and they will be without Lovren, Gomez, Milner, Ings and Sturridge for this match. Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that Mamadou Sakho will be fit enough to return in this match with Dejan Lovren missing.

Watford v Liverpool Head to Head Statistics

13/01/07 BPL Watford vs Liverpool 0 : 3
23/12/06 BPL Liverpoolvs Watford 2 : 0
25/01/05 CAP Watford vs Liverpool 0 : 1
11/01/05 CAP Liverpoolvs Watford 1 : 0
14/01/00 BPL Watford vs Liverpool 2 : 3

These two sides have met just 18 times throughout history and in those matches, Liverpool have been dominant with 14 wins to Watford’s measly 3.

And even in the 8 meetings in which Watford have hosted the fixture, they have been poor claiming just 2 wins compared to Liverpool who managed 6 away from home.

Using head to head statistics alone it would suggest that Liverpool will win this match in comfortable fashion.

Watford Recent Form

12/12/15 BPL Sunderland vs Watford 0 : 1
05/12/15 BPL Watford vs Norwich 2 : 0
28/11/15 BPL Aston Villa vs Watford 2 : 3
21/11/15 BPL Watford vs Manchester United 1 : 2
07/11/15 BPL Leicester vs Watford 2 : 1

Watford are in strong form heading into this match as they have now won three on the bounce for the first time since the end of last season.

Liverpool Recent Form

13/12/15 BPL Liverpool vs West Brom 2 : 2
10/12/15 EUR FC Sion vs Liverpool 0 : 0
06/12/15 BPL Newcastle vs Liverpool 2 : 0
02/12/15 CAP Southampton vs Liverpool 1 : 6
29/11/15 BPL Liverpool vs Swansea 1 : 0

Liverpool have struggled in recent matches as they remain win-less in their last three but they will be looking to replicate a performance that saw them beat Southampton 6-1 on the road in this match.

Watford v Liverpool Average Goals Per Game Statistics

In the 18 matches that have taken place between these two sides, there has been a total of 55 goals meaning that there has been an average goals per game of 3.06.

And in the 9 meetings in which Watford have been the home side, there has been 28 goals scored meaning that there has been an average goals per game of 3.11.

Both sets of data suggest that the game on Sunday afternoon will see at least three goals in the match creating an entertaining spectacle to watch.

Watford v Liverpool Current Betting Odds Market

Watford are the underdogs to win this game with the online bookmakers and you can obtain a best price of 16/5 with BetVictor – £50 Free Bets for New Customers.

The Draw does look a possibility in this match and I would be tempted to have a bet on it possibly as a cover with best available odds of 13/5 with Bet365 – £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers.

Liverpool are currently the favourites to win this match which is probably about right given all the statistics above. The best price is 1/1 with Coral – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets for New Customers.

Watford v Liverpool Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

I think that this will be a close match but I expect Watford to come out of the match with at least a point because they have been very strong in recent weeks whilst Liverpool have been struggling. I expect Watford’s pair or Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo to pose a lot of problems for Liverpool because they have done so to many teams and Mamadou Sakho will be returning to the starting eleven after missing several weeks.

And as for my saver I have decided to go for Watford’s top scorer Odion Ighalo to get a goal in this match as he looked very dangerous against Sunderland last week but you could arguably go with Troy Deeney who would give you better odds and if Watford earn themselves a penalty, he will be the man to take it.

Watford v Liverpool Banker & Saver Tips

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