Tranmere vs Watford Prediction & Match Preview

Tranmere vs Watford
England – FA Cup
Date: Thursday, 23 January 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Prenton Park (Birkenhead).

Watford seem to be raising their game right when it’s needed the most. They may have been held to a draw in the first leg, but the PL outfit will take out all of their might as they pursue an entry into the fourth round, against Tranmere, who ply their trade in the League One.

Tranmere vs Watford Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 3-3 scoreline.
  • Four of the previous five games had goals from both teams.
  • Watford have conceded two or more goals in all of their visits to this stadium.
  • The guests are yet to record a win at this venue since 1998.

Tranmere vs Watford Prediction

Watford were cruising to the next round comfortably with an incredible first-half performance in the first leg. They raced to a 3-0 lead by the time the game clock reached 34 minutes.

However, the visitors made an attempt for a late comeback, being inspired from the overconfidence of the Premier League team. Tranmere scored three goals after the 65th minute to share the spoils with a 3-3 scoreline, and thus enforce a replay.

On Thursday, however, Watford will be careful as to not let any careless mistakes take away their chance to progress further.

They Premier League outfit are still heavy favorites to deliver a huge win, considering their big improvement in form lately.

The Hornets are unbeaten in their last seven straight matches across all competitions and also reinvented the scoring form having netted 2 or more in 5 of them. 

We must expect some rotation in Watford starting eleven, since they are playing Aston Villa on Tuesday, few minutes after this match prediction article will be published.

On the other hand, Tranmere are placed in the relegation zone of the third rung of English Football, the League One.

They were winless in their previous six overall matches, and remained winless in eight of their last nine games. Home form is also on the lowest end and come to this FA Cup replay on searching for the first win at own backyard in four attempts.

Do also understand that the team let in three or more goals in three of their previous six overall fixtures, and two or more goals in four of their preceding six.

Considering all these observations, it’s rightfully expected that Watford will record a huge win this Tuesday, and make amends for the 3-3 draw in the first leg.

Tranmere vs Watford Betting Tips

  • Watford to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Watford/ Watford @ 2.50 (3/2).