Watford v Liverpool Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 20, 2018
Vicarage Road - Premier League
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool head to Watford this weekend, looking to extend their unbeaten Premier League run to 13 games this season.
Meetings between these two sides tend to be goal filled, with Liverpool winning two of the last four encounters by score lines of 5-0 and 6-1, across the past two seasons.
Watford's last win over Klopp's side came back in the 2015-16 season, with a 3-0 home victory.
Watford defender Daryl Janmaat is back in light training, but he is not expected to be match fit in time to face Liverpool this weekend. Tom Cleverley, Sebastian Prodl and Will Hughes are all still sidelined, and not likely to be back until December.
Liverpool will wait until closer to kick off to make a decision on captain Jordan Henderson, who is struggling with a hamstring problem. However fellow midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains a long term absentee.
Watford v Liverpool Predictions and Preview
Klopp's side are working hard to keep pace with league leaders Manchester City, are they are yet to lose in league action this season. A trip to Watford will provide an opportunity to put another three points on the board, particularly with the hosts, experiencing a dip in form in recent weeks.
Javi Gracia's side started the season strongly, and four consecutive wins at the start of the campaign, however since then they have dropped off a bit - with no win in their last two games.
Liverpool should have just too much here, especially as Klopp and his players know that they cannot hand any impetus to Manchester City, even at this early stage, and an away win is at 4/9.
Given the record for goals in this fixture, and with Watford scoring six in their last four games and Liverpool netting seven, there is scope for goals focused bet here, and an over 2.5 total goals scored bet is available at 4/6.
Liverpool to win 3-1 at 12/1
Liverpool's front three of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane are beginning to find their attacking groove again this season, with nine goals in their last six games as a unit, and that goal threat is likely to be too strong for a Watford defence that has not kept a clean sheet since the end of October.
Mo Salah to score first at 11/4
Egyptian international Salah netted the opener in Liverpool's last game, the 2-0 home win over Fulham, and he is edging back to top form and he is also now their top scorer for the season, with eight goals in all competitions so far in the 2018-19 campaign.