Watford vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 12th August 2017
Kick off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium.
Liverpool are set to open the new Premier League campaign this Saturday at Vicarage Road Stadium where they will play Watford in the first fixture of the day.
Although the start of the new season is somewhat in the shadow of likely Philippe Coutinho move to Barcelona in the last days of the transfer window, Jurgen Klopp announces full focus on the court and hopes for three starting points against a bottom half side.
The Hornets have not changed the team very much in comparison to the last season.
One of the star men Odion Ighalo left them in January, while the core of the squad is still there featuring Troy Deeney in the final third.
Marco Silva’s work can be instantly recognizes as the team played super tight defensive football in pre-season. Watford kept four consecutive clean sheets in matches with Viktoria Plzen, Eibar, Aston Villa and Real Sociedad.
Klopp can generally be satisfied with the performances his team showed during the pre-season, especially with the one at Audi Cup where the Reds destroyed Bayern Munich 0-3 at Allianz Arena.
The final test prior to the Premier League kick off saw the team snatching a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao with goals from Firmino, Woodburn and Solanke.
Watford vs Liverpool: Head to head
The Reds have been quite convincing in the last season as they picked up both wins in head to head clashes with Watford.
The total goal difference was 7-1 for Liverpool who have won 17 of 22 head to head encounters with the Hornets in general.
Watford vs Liverpool: Prediction
The last season’s clash at Vicarage Road Stadium saw a narrow 0-1 win for Liverpool.
According to Watford’s super defensive displays during the pre-season, we would not be surprised to see literally the same scenario at the kick off to the new campaign.
Watford vs Liverpool: Bet Tips
The first bet has to be Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 2.04 @ Pinnacle.
For the value-seekers: the correct score of 0-1 is paid at 7.50 @ Unibet.