The Premier League action gets underway on Saturday with a huge game at the bottom of the league. It will be a must not lose game for Watford as this fixture will be earmarked as one that they must get something out of before their tough run in. However, it will not be a straightforward fixture for the Hornets.
When: Saturday 11th July 2020
Where: Vicarage Road
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Watford vs Newcastle United Odds
Recent Form Of Teams
It has been a testing beginning to the restart for Watford, but they have finally got their first win since action resumed. The win is a huge confidence booster for the club, and they now find themselves four points away from the relegation places. However, they will need to add to that tally to ensure that they remain in the top-flight next season, as there are some huge fixtures still to come for the Hornets.
Watford have a massive game next weekend as they take on West Ham United, before they close the season with fixtures against Manchester City and Arsenal. Defeat this weekend would leave the door wide open for Bournemouth and Aston Villa to close the gap.
Watford’s recent 2-1 win will give them confidence, but they had lost their previous three games before that fixture. The Hornets went behind in that fixture after just four minutes, but they came back strongly and turned the game on its head after goals from Craig Dawson and Danny Welbeck. The winner was scored by the latter of the players and was a stunning overhead kick.
Newcastle United had been in excellent form since the restart before their trip to the Etihad in their last fixture. Manchester City were in a ruthless mood in that fixture and ran out comfortable 5-0 winners. However, there is no shame in losing to City, as many people still consider them the best team in the league despite handing over their league title to Liverpool. The Toon offered very little in the way of attacking threat in that fixture as they only had one shot on target. However, it’s fair to say that Watford are nowhere near the same calibre as Manchester City.
Recent Meetings Between Teams
The overall record is very even, with Watford having won 15 times and Newcastle on 16 occasions. There has also been 15 drawn matches between the two sides. However, Watford have won six of the previous nine meetings, which will undoubtedly give them hope. Will Hughes scored for Watford in the earlier meeting between the sides, as the clubs played out an entertaining 1-1 draw.
Watford vs Newcastle United Pick
This fixture is massive for Watford, and they can’t afford to lose it. However, Newcastle are a much better side than they showed at the Etihad, and they will bounce back to form with a win in this fixture to pile on the pressure. The generous Bet365 odds will also ensure that it is a lucrative selection.
Pick: Newcastle United to win at +375 with Bet365.