Watford vs Derby County
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 19 February 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road.
The Hornets are one of the best teams in the Championship, and are placed in the top-most tier.
In fact, they need a surplus of just three points to get into the second spot – which would allow them direct entry into the PL, and they have a lead of 11 points over the seventh-placed Cardiff, which would ensure them a playoff berth.
Moreover, the second-placed Brentford are going through a tough run at present, and this is an added opportunity for Xisco Munoz’s men to improve their standing in the table.
Going on, they were a part of the top flight the last season, and this gives them an added advantage based on experience. Moreover, they had also won the reverse fixture, and that too on the road.
Likely, expect Watford to have the upper hand this Friday.
Still, note that the Rams are on a blistering run. Ever since Wayne Rooney took charge of the squad, they have shown tremendous improvement, and have climbed up the table at an impressive rate.
In addition, they also do have a good h2h record against this foe over the years.
As such, expect Derby to find the back of the net at least once this weekend.
Watford vs Derby: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest meeting had ended in a 0-1 win for the Hornets.
- Seven of the former eight clashes had goals from both teams.
- The Rams had recorded eight of the preceding twelve overall wins.
- Eight of the last ten meetings at this stadium had three or more goals.
Watford vs Derby Prediction
Munoz’s men had recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against Preston. In the meantime, Rooney’s men registered a 1-2 victory on the road against Wycombe.
Going on, the Hornets had scored a total of seven goals from their last two matches, and were unbeaten in seven of their former eight fixtures.
They also were unbeaten in 14 of their past 16 appearances at home, and had won 12 of these match-ups.
On top of that, they had won the reverse fixture on the road, and the Rams had lost three of their last five road trips, as well as were winless in ten of their preceding fifteen games away from home.
As such, expect Watford to post the three points on the board this Friday.
However, take note that Rooney’s men had won five of their last six overall matches, and they also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years.
Likely, expect goals to come from both sides of the pitch this weekend.
Watford vs Derby: Betting Tips
Watford to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.20 (6/5).