Newport vs Watford
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Rodney Parade (Newport).
Watford’s descent to the Championship this season has been a downward slope in their form. More than that, their concern will be the increasing cases of injuries in their squad. However, they will be hopeful to improve their game at Rodney Parade in the Carabao Cup.
Newport is a mid-table side in League Two, and it is nearly impossible for a weaker third tier team to challenge a relegated Premier League opponent despite having the ground advantage. Keeping that in mind, the host will probably hold back and play defensive while trying to run out time in the game.
Newport vs Watford Head-to-head (h2h)
The teams haven’t met before in recent times.
Newport vs Watford Prediction
Newport had only five wins in their recent ten fixtures in their schedule, and only two of the last eight games saw both teams score. The Exiles have five wins from their last six home matches across all major competitions in their schedule, including two EFL fixtures.
The 1-0 win at home against Cambridge United in the last EFL fixture advanced them to this stage of the tournament. With the 2-1 win at home against Barrow in the League Two fixture, they will be on the back of a two-game winning streak in their overall form.
The last season was a tough season in the PL for Watford resulting in their relegation. They are winless in the last eleven away fixtures across all major contests in their schedule with just four draws in it. So, despite an away win, the clash is likely to feature under 3.5 goals in ninety minutes.
The Hornets had to rely on penalties after drawing 1-1 on the road against Oxford United last EFL clash to reach here. The goalless draw on the road with Sheffield Wednesday has made it two draws in a row, but we can count on the away side to take the bragging rights with their league supremacy.
Newport vs Watford Betting tips
Under 3.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Watford to win @ 1.50 (1/2).