Watford v Newcastle Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

May 01, 2018

- Grant Whittington

Vicarage Road - Premier League

Watford welcome Newcastle this weekend in a mid table battle, with both sides essentially assured of their Premier League status for 2018-19.

Past Meetings

Watford won 3-0 at St.James' Park earlier this season, with goals from Will Hughes, Andre Gray and an own goal from DeAndre Yedlin securing all three points.

The Magpies last win over Watford came back in 2010, when they were both in Championship, with Fabricio Coloccini and Andy Carroll scoring in a 2-1 victory.

Team News

Watford have a lengthy injury list as they prepare for this game, with Sebastian Prodl and Andre Carillo the only first team players likely to make a return.

Roberto Pereya, Stefan Okaka, Troy Deeney, Gerard Deulofeu, Tom Cleverley, Younes Kaboul, Nathaniel Chalobah and Tommie Hoban are all out, and could miss the rest of the season.

Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino could come back in for The Magpies following a knee injury, but Christian Atsu is out with a similar problem.

Watford v Newcastle Preview and Predictions

Newcastle are mathematically safe from relegation, with Watford essentially assured of it, making this clash something of a dead rubber.

Rafa Benitez's side have won four of their last six games, however only one of those victories has been away from St.James; Park, but Watford have not won in their last seven games, collecting two draws in their last three home games.

With little on the line here, it is a difficult one to call, and a draw looks to be a low risk option in this game, priced at 11/5.

The Hornets have scored just three goals in their last seven outings, with Newcastle netting five in their last five, this is also set to be a low scoring encounter - with an under 2.5 total goals bet at 8/11.

Recommended Bets

A 1-1 draw at 11/2

Both sides and managers are aware that their campaigns are effectively over, with little left to be decided in the Premier League season. Newcastle can still seal a top ten finish, but with a poor recent away record, they may struggle to get all three points.

Ayoze Perez to score anytime at 5/2

Neither of this sides have a great goal scoring record this season, with neither club boasting a player that has scored over 10 Premier League games this season. Perez is The Magpies most in form player, with three goals in her last five appearances, he is the most likely to get on the scores sheet in this one.

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