Manchester United secured the second-place finish thanks to a rather poor campaign their main rivals (Liverpool, Spur and Chelsea) had of late. The Red Devils thus have nothing to play for in the last round’s fixture against Watford at Old Trafford, but the outing will have the psychological impact as a win is needed as a confidence-booster ahead of next weekend’s FA Cup final with Chelsea.
The hosts will want to improve the poor attacking form having failed to find the net in last two league ties against the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United. They’ll have to do it without the top scorer Romelu Lukaku who is out through injury, which is why we can once again expect Alexis Sanchez and Jesse Lingard paired up front as “false forwards”.
Manchester United vs Watford: Head-to-head
Watford have never been a tricky opposition to United as they’ve only won 3 and lost as many as 15 of 22 matches against the Red Devils.
Manchester United won 12 out of last 13 meetings with the Hornets.
The clash played in late-November last year at Vicarage Road Stadium saw Man Utd snatch a 2-4 victory in a six-goal thriller.
Both teams scored in four of last six head to head games.
Manchester United vs Watford: Prediction
Watford ended the seven-game winless thread eight days ago when they dispatched Newcastle United 2-1 at home thanks to goals from Roberto Pereyra and Andre Gray. Head coach Javi Gracia has had huge issues with the list of sidelined players over the last couple of weeks, which kind of affected team’s slower displays of late.
The Hornets failed to score a goal at all in each of last eight games on the road in all competitio0ns and it’s hard to see them ending such poor streak at Old Trafford. Man Utd generally rarely concede goals in front of the home crowd which is why we’ll go with the hosts to keep a clean sheet as the main betting option at the odds of 2.20.
Since Mourinho’s men struggled for goals recently, we have to try with the Under 2.5 goals FT bet alternatively, set at tempting 2.40 odds.
Manchester United vs Watford: Bet Tips
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