Manchester United take on Watford at Old Trafford hoping to bounce back from a poor set of results for the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Red Devils have had their top four challenge halted by a recent set of poor results while Arsenal have been able to get a slender two-point advantage in recent weeks. Even then, United are only three points away from third place. Watford remain in the hunt for Europe with the team just one point behind the seventh-placed Wolves. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Manchester United lost for a second consecutive game in the domestic competitions since the 3-1 success over PSG. The team has now lost their games against Arsenal and Wolves – the latter knocking the team out of the FA Cup.
Watford were able to sneak into the FA Cup semifinals after a 2-1 success over Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road. This was yet another home win for a team that has been able to claim three out of the last five victories on this ground.
The reverse fixture witnessed United getting a 2-1 victory over Watford despite being down to 10 men in the last few minutes. United’s last home game against the Hornets produced a 1-0 home win. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Manchester United win at 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester United have been able to claim four successive wins over Watford, who have been in a decent form coming into the game. However, the visitors struggle when it comes to away games and they have been able to claim just five wins in 16 matches on the road. Meanwhile, United have excelled in games at Old Trafford even under the regime of Jose Mourinho. Spurs are the only team to beat United at Old Trafford in the league this season. Watford have lost five straight games at Old Trafford and our preview expects more of the same.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Manchester United win at 1.40[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester United vs Watford draw odds: 4.50
Watford win odds: 8.00
Correct Score odds
Watford have been unable to score in the last four visits to Old Trafford. The visitors do have a clever mix of physicality and aesthetics coming into the game, but United will be desperate for a win after back-to-back losses. The Red Devils have almost scored three goals on an average in the last six home games. Still, our correct score prediction would pick a 2-1 home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Manchester United 2-1 win at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
United have been able to enjoy some high profile wins over Watford in the past but this match will be closer than expected. Both teams carry a decent run of form while United have more reasons to go for a win than Watford, who have only on the FA Cup semi-final. Either way, our total goals prediction expects more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Romelu Lukaku has not featured since the 2-0 loss against Arsenal and he remains a major doubt due to a foot injury. The likes of Marcus Rashford, Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard, and Anthony Martial are also set to miss out. In their absence, midfielder Paul Pogba is a great pick with the Frenchman scoring 11 goals in the league this season. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Paul Pogba.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Paul Pogba at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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