Liverpool vs Watford
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 27th February 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool).
Ah! Liverpool and the Premier League. Football’s favorite ‘Will they? Won’t they?’ couple. After the blistering run, the team had in the first half of the season, Manchester City has caught up with them. As of now, just one point separates the Reds at the top, and it’s crunch time. If they want to deliver on their promise, the squad must deliver in each and every one of their eleven remaining ties, starting with this one.
Things might not be easy though. Watford is hugely buoyed by their terrific away win the last day, against Cardiff. The 1-5 scoreline had Gerard Deulofeu on the scorecard three times and will spearhead his team’s attack at Anfield. Virgil Van Dijk and co will have to pull in extra shifts to keep the visitors at bay, but knowing the Dutch wall’s consistency, he might be up to the task.
Liverpool vs Watford Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five wins in a row belong to Liverpool.
- So do ten of the last twelve wins in h2h ties.
- The Reds managed to find the back of the net in 10 of their last 11 meetings.
- The team has a 100% winning record at Anfield in the 21st century.
- Liverpool scored two or more goals in their last five home ties.
Liverpool vs Watford Prediction
The fearsome chase currently being given by Per Guardiola’s side will spring Liverpool into action. One more occasion of losing the Premier League trophy is just unthinkable to them, and they might be the only team in Europe who would prefer the league title over Champions League triumph. Such is what the fans and players have been through, the last three decades.
The team has a 100% winning record in h2h ties against Watford at the Anfield in the 21st century. They have also scored 15 goals in their last four such meetings at this same venue. In addition, the Reds have recorded ten of the last eleven overall h2h wins and registered three or more goals in their last three meetings, and two or more in six of the last eight.
Furthermore, Jurgen Klopp’s side is unbeaten at home in their last 13 fixtures in succession, and in 19 of their last 20. They also managed to win ten of their last twelve. Taking these into account with the team’s desperate title bid, the home team should bag the three points and will get on top of things early.
The defense has been one of Liverpool’s major strengths this season. They have conceded the least number of goals overall, as well as at home. The acquisition of Van Dijk and Alisson Becker has played a major role in this achievement. Going on, the team has kept clean sheets in four of their last five h2h meetings at Anfield, and in eight of the last eleven overall. And finally, the combined scorecard for the last five encounters at this venue is 16-1, in favor of the hosts.
It’s very highly likely that the league-toppers will be recording a win to nil.
Liverpool vs Watford Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Liverpool to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Liverpool to Win to Nil @ 2.00 (1/1).