Watford vs Blackpool – Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Published: January 9, 2023
Author: Josh Stewart
Last Updated: January 9, 2023

Watford come up against visiting side Blackpool in a Championship fixture on Saturday at Vicarage Road Stadium. The hosts are currently 4th in the Championship standings with 40 points after 26 rounds. Blackpool are trailing behind them on 26 points, which makes them 22nd in the rankings ahead of their next game.

Watford vs Blackpool Stats

  • In 11 of the last 13 Watford matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 7 of the last 8 Watford matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In the last 4 Watford home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In 6 of the last 7 Watford home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Watford have not lost 5 of the last 7 matches
  • In the last 10 Blackpool matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 12 of the last 14 Blackpool away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Blackpool have conceded in 16 of the last 18 matches
  • Blackpool have not won the last 9 matches in a row
  • In the last 4 matches in a row Blackpool played, both teams scored

Watford vs Blackpool Lineups

Watford vs Blackpool Preview

Slaven Bilic’s Watford are currently performing inconsistently, as they lost against Swansea by a 4-0 score, before winning 0-1 against Norwich. They were back on the losing side in a 2-0 defeat against Reading. Watford claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six matches on home soil in the Championship. They also drew one and lost two, as they scored eight and conceded four goals.

Struggling Blackpool have picked up just one point from their last two Championship matches. First, they went down 1-2 against Sheffield United, before picking up a 1-1 draw against Sunderland. Their latest match brought a 4-1 win in their third round FA Cup tie with Premier League side Nottingham Forest. Blackpool only have one paltry win to show from the last six away games in the Championship. In these six matches, they drew three and lost two as well as being outscored by nine goals to eight.

Watford vs Blackpool H2H

Watford were defeated by 3-1 in their last encounter with Blackpool but did win the reverse match 7-2, though. Watford go into their upcoming match against Blackpool with a 30% winning record in recent meetings. This gives them a 3-2-5 record in the latest encounters with their next opponent. A record worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Current Championship Standings

Full Time Betting

Watford claimed four wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing two and losing four. Blackpool won two of their last 10 away games, as they also drew four and lost four of these matches. Watford put five wins on the board in their last 10 Championship matches. Their visitors from Blackpool claimed all three points in one of their previous 10 league matches.

Both Teams to Score

Watford claimed a 7-2 win, while Blackpool answered back with a 3-1 win in their two most recent meetings. Both teams scored five times in the previous ten matches between home side Watford and Blackpool. Best-priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 1.83.

Over/Under Tips

The last ten encounters between Watford and Blackpool saw over 2.5 goals scored six times, with Watford averaging 1.8 goals a game. Blackpool scored 1.5 goals on average in these, as both teams scored five times in this run. Watford saw over 2.5 goals in two of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 0.7 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Blackpool’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 0.9 goals in these matches.


About Josh Stewart

Josh lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and works as a website editor. He has previously worked for several prominent online sites and, as a former professional golfer, specialises in sports and iGaming. Josh has almost a decade of experience as a freelancer and has received excellent reviews from current and previous clients.