Watford v Liverpool tips – in-form Hornets could snuff out Reds

In-form Hornets could snuff out Reds


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Betting Tip: Watford +0.50 @ 13/14 with betvictor

Sunday’s first Premier League match takes place at Vicarage Road for what should be an evenly-matched encounter between Watford and Liverpool.

Not that you’d know that from the odds, which suggest that the Reds have a 50% chance of winning despite much of the evidence pointing to the contrary.

For starters, Liverpool have won three of their eight away matches in the Premier League this season. Yes, Jurgen Klopp has brought about a transformation to the extent that the Reds won 3-1 at Chelsea and 4-1 at Manchester City.

However, the Merseyside team also lost 2-0 at Newcastle and they have been largely ineffectual at Anfield. Daniel Sturridge is out injured again and Dejan Lovren will be missing from the heart of the defence for this game.

All in all, this isn’t compelling evidence to get with a team who have failed to win any of their last three matches. Yes they trounced Southampton 6-1 in the Capital One Cup although the Saints were forced to go for broke after some smart shooting from the visitors.

As for Watford, what a success story they have been this term. If Leicester City hadn’t been so amazing, then more people would have noticed the Hornets clambering up the table and taking to the Premier League like a duck to water.

Things have generally been tight at Vicarage Road this term. Six goals scored, six goals conceded in eight home games. Quique Sanchez Flores has made sure the team defends properly and has the bonus of a formidable strike pairing.

Odion Ighalo has ten for the season and three have come in the past three matches. He’s well-supported by Troy Deeney and Watford should not be bigger than 3/1 for this contest.

At the very least, consider the Hornets on the handicap market which means the avoidance of defeat will give you your money back or a profit. The unheralded defence kept another clean sheet at Sunderland last weekend and they will be out to make it uncomfortable for Liverpool.

Betting Tip: Watford +0.50 @ 13/14 with betvictor

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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