Newcastle vs Watford
English FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park (Newcastle upon Tyne).
Newcastle United host Watford in the all-Premier League match-up in the fourth round of the FA Cup. The Hornets left a much better impression throughout the season, but the hosts will come into this as the form favourites.
The Magpies won two on the spin in all competitions netting as many as seven goals in the process. Such attacking showings will no doubts serve as a major confidence-booster for them ahead of the final third of the season.
The team led by Rafael Benitez still have to work hard to keep the top flight status. Last weekend’s 3-0 win over direct relegation rivals Cardiff City was highly important. It moved the Magpies away from the red zone. They are, however, still just one point above the line with 15 games to go.
Newcastle vs Watford: Head-to-head
These two likes have already battled it out on two occasions this season.
They shared spoils in 1-1 draw when they last net each other in late-December (just less than a month ago) at Vicarage Road.
Newcastle previously clinched a 1-0 victory in early-November at St. James’ Park.
The Magpies were generally much more successful in H2H games in their own backyard where they won 6, drew 2 and lost 2 of 10 against the Hornets.
Newcastle vs Watford: Prediction
Watford are unbeaten in last four league matches, but they won just one along the way. They still sit at a sky-high 7th place in the league ladder thanks to a fine kick off to the campaign. However, Javi Gracia can’t be quite thrilled with performances his men have been showing since November and the aforementioned loss to Newcastle at St. James’ Park.
The visitors won 4 of past 14 games in all competitions. Given one of wins came against the likes of Woking in the previous round of the FA Cup, it’s certainly not a record to be proud of for a team which holds the 7th place in the league standings.
Both the recent form and H2H trend points out to the value of the 1.60 odds offered for Newcastle United not to lose here.
Newcastle vs Watford: Bet Tips
Newcastle or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Newcastle to win @ 3.00 (2/1).