Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Watford are back at Vicarage Road for a game with title-chasing Liverpool this weekend. The Hornets have so far enjoyed an impressive 2018-19 campaign with the team only four points behind fifth-placed Arsenal. Liverpool have been able to register nine wins in the 12 league matches to remain only two points behind Manchester City. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Watford avoided back-to-back losses in the Premier League after snatching a late 1-1 draw with Southampton before the international break. However, club’s form at home has been much better.
Liverpool had a 2-0 win over Fulham to pick up their first victory in three matches across all competitions. This victory also extended Liverpool’s unbeaten run at Anfield, where they last suffered a loss in April 2017.
Liverpool enjoyed a 5-0 rout of Watford in the recent meeting with the Hornets. This match at Anfield was preceded by the 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road back in August of last season. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 4.20[/bet_tip_now]
Liverpool are at a very short price of 1.50 to win this match, while Watford are given a rather attractive price of 6.50 for the same outcome. Yet, Liverpool’s away form in recent weeks has been poor while Watford will have every reason to expect a positive result after having done extremely well at Vicarage Road. Apart from the humbling loss against Bournemouth, Watford have been able to hold their own at home in 2018. Liverpool are expected to have an easy match and they have certainly struggled even against weaker opposition on the road this season. Our preview would back a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 4.20[/bet_tip_now]
Watford win odds: 6.50
Liverpool win odds: 1.50
Correct Score odds
Liverpool have not been the same attacking force as last season. In fact, they are only fourth in the table when it comes to goals scored from the 12 matches. The Reds drop down even further when it comes to away games. Watford have a decent offensive record at home and the skill of players like Roberto Pereyra can help them find a way past Liverpool’s defence that has conceded only five goals. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though this fixture has produced several entertaining games over the last few years, this match can be quite a cagey game with Liverpool much improved defensively compared to the last few seasons. However, the Reds have not been great going forward in away matches and our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals in the match.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Mohamed Salah has particularly enjoyed playing against Watford after scoring five goals past the Hornets in his two appearances. The Egyptian is also back on great form and has scored six times in the league this season. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Mohamed Salah.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mohamed Salah at 3.75[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
Below we have all our free bet offers and bonuses for this weekend.