Manchester United vs Watford – Preview and Prediction

Manchester United vs Watford Fc, English Premier League, Matchday 28.
Kickoff: 19:45 GMT, Wednesday, 2-March-2016.
Venue: Old Trafford

Manchester United continue their top 4 pursuit as they host Watford on Wednesday 2nd day of march coming back from a Huge win against Arsenal on matchday 27, Louis Van Gaal’s his men hopes to build on the winning mentality.

Watford played out a goalless draw against Bournemouth on matchday 27 keeping them 10th on the Premier league table with 24 points.

The Old Trafford out fit are just 3 points below 4th placed Manchester City and are looking forward to close the gap should Manchester City slip up.

Form Comparison

Last Five Premier League games
Man United: LWDLW
Watford: WDLWD

The Red Devils have made most of their points at Old Trafford as they have 25 points at home and 19 points away, they also have conceded less goals away whereas Watford have made almost same point at both home and away matches. They have also scored at least a goal in four of their last five games.

Watford not bad in their last five matches as they have lost only one game, they have lost 3 of their last 5 away games winning 1 and drawn 1. They are also not on a scoring spree as they have scored only 4 goals in the last give away games.

Manchester United: Team News

Anthony Martial is also in-line to return to the starting line-up, which means Marcus Rashford, the hero against Arsenal last weekend could drop to the bench.

Louis Van Gaal’s side will be bolstered by the return of Chris Smalling and Matteo Darmian from injuries alongside a fully fit Marcos Rojo. The youngster Guillermo Varela, who had an impressive game against Arsenal is pushing for a start and he may get the nod after closely assessing Darmian’s fitness report.

Most of United’s senior players are out on injuries resulting in the recent featuring of youngsters who have in turn lived up to expectations.

Luke shaw, Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinstiger, Ashley Young and Mouruane Fellaini are still out injured.

Manchester United: Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1)

De Gea – Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Darmian – Schneiderlin, Herrera – Depay, Mata, Lingard – Martial.

Watford: Team News

Jose Manuel Jurado is still out with a calf injury he suffered during the match with Tottenham Hotspur in February. While Tommie Hoban and Joel Ekstrand are doubts for the the trip to Manchester United.

Ben Watson, Srbastian Prodl and Miguel Britos all have accumulated 4 yellow cards each and stand a risk of suspension if any yellow card is given to them.

Watford: Predicted Line up (4-4-2)

Gomes- Ake, Britos, Carthcart, Paredes – Amrabat, Capoue, Watson, Behrami – Ighalo, Deeney.

Head-to-Head stats

Last 4 Premier League games
Man Utd: 4 wins, 0 Draw Watford: 0 win

Watford 1:2 Man Utd (21-11-2015)
Man Utd 4:0 Watford (31-01-2007)
Watford 1:2 Man Utd (26-08-2006)
Watford 2:3 Man Utd (29-04-2000)

The home team have won all their recent games against Watford both home and away, they have also won their home games against Watford comfortably with huge goal margins however.

Watford have scored at least a goal in 3 of their last 4 Premier League meetings and have also scored at least a goal in 5 of their last 6 games in all competition.

Manchester United vs Watford: Prediction

Most of the games played between this two teams have witnessed more than 2 goals, and United have always scored more than one goal against Watford in their recent games.

With the current stats and form of the two teams, I think The Red Devils will win this one.

Manchester United vs Watford Statistical Prediction for EPL Match by LeagueLane 2-Mar-2016
Manchester United vs Watford Statistical Prediction
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