Preston vs Watford Prediction & Match Preview

Preston vs Watford
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Deepdale.

The Hornets have been dead set on returning back to the PL, and so far this season they have done justice to this objective. They are currently placed fourth in the table, and their defense has been exemplary this campaign.

Five of the six teams just below them in the table are going through dismal runs, and this is a great opportunity for Xisco Munoz’s men to strengthen their position in the top-most tier.

Meanwhile, the Lilywhites are struggling at the moment to show any kind of domination or consistency in their games. They are conceding goals in huge numbers, and even at home their situation has been worrisome.

Moreover, they had also lost the reverse encounter on a massive scale.

By the looks of things, expect Watford to be the better team on the pitch this Tuesday.

Preston vs Watford: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest clash had ended in a 4-1 win for Munoz’s men.
  • Four of the previous five encounters had goals from both teams.
  • At this venue, the hosts have a 100% unbeaten record since 2000.
  • The home team had won six of the last eight meetings at this stadium, and not once have they failed to score at this ground as well in the period.

Preston vs Watford Prediction

The Lilywhites recorded a 1-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Blackburn. In the meantime, the Hornets registered a 6-0 victory at home the past game week, against Bristol City.

Going on, Alex Neil’s men were winless in six of their preceding eight overall matches, and they had lost five of these fixtures. They were also winless in 12 of their past 16 appearances at home, and in the process had gone through a six-game losing run.

On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in six of their last seven overall matches, and they have also been one of the best teams in the whole league in 2020-21.

Note that they were a part of the PL in 2019-20, and most importantly, they had recorded a 4-1 win in the reverse clash.

Considering these observations, expect Watford to emerge victorious this Tuesday.

Preston vs Watford: Betting Tips

  • Watford to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
  • Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).