Watford are up against Newcastle at the Vicarage Road looking to bounce back quickly from the Boxing Day defeat against Chelsea. The Hornets remain on the edge of a top-10 place and they can still make up ground to the likes of Leicester, who are just a point above. Meanwhile, Newcastle remain in the bottom half of the table with a rather worrying five points separating them from the drop zone. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Watford fell to a 2-1 loss against Chelsea at home. This was the first defeat for Javi Gracia’s team since the home defeat against Manchester City at the start of December.
Newcastle United lost for a 10th time this season and the 4-0 score against Liverpool at Anfield has provided Rafa Benitez’ team with their biggest defeat of the campaign. Newcastle’s away win over Huddersfield is the only success for the club in the last five games.
Newcastle recently hosted Watford at St James’ Park back in November and this reverse fixture was won by the home team with a 1-0 score. Watford’s last home match against Newcastle took place in May with the Hornets getting a 2-1 success. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Watford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Watford win at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
Newcastle are given a price of 4.50 to win the match but it is extremely difficult to back a team that has been very poor this season. Watford are quite strong at the Vicarage Road with a 50% success rate in the 10 home matches this season. Most of their defeats at home have been against the top teams – like the 2-1 defeat against Chelsea on Boxing Day. Even in the loss against Chelsea, Watford were quite good. Our preview would pick a win for the Hornets.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Watford win at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
Watford vs Newcastle United draw odds: 3.75
Newcastle United win odds: 4.50
Correct Score odds
Watford ended up suffering a 1-0 loss against Newcastle in the reverse fixture but they did create a large number of chances in the match. Watford’s aim for a revenge will be better executed at home and they have scored close to 2 goals per match in their last five games. Newcastle have struggled with scoring goals throughout the campaign. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for Watford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Watford 2-0 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Watford have been able to claim back-to-back 2-1 successes over Newcastle at home. However, Newcastle cannot be backed to score in this match since they have been creating very less in terms of opportunities. Even in the recent away victory over Huddersfield, Newcastle had just 26% of the ball. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Roberto Pereyra is back on form after going through a disappointing run in November. The Brazilian is the top scorer for the Hornets with six goals in the league. He has been able to claim a goal and an assist in the last two matches. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Roberto Pereyra.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Roberto Pereyra at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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