Watford vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 22 December 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford).
Might be hard to believe, but once again Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have given hopes to the Manchester United faithful. They are slowly ascending spots to get into the top-most tier of the league table, and a match against the 20th placed Watford could not have come at a better time.
Watford vs Manchester United Head-to-head (h2h)
- United are on a five-game winning run against this opponent.
- The last 14 games resulted in 13 wins for the Red Devils.
- Watford conceded twice or more goals in 11 of the previous 14 clashes.
- Never have Watford kept a clean sheet at home in the last two decades.
- Since 2000, only once have the Manchester outfit failed to score two or more goals at this venue.
Watford vs Manchester United Match Preview
The inexperience of Solskjaer in managing top level clubs is a favorite barb his doubters would love to throw at him. During the stretch where United had struggled to perform consistently, he was constantly taunted with this criticism.
But now, the Norwegian gaffer and former player has guided his boys back to form, that too in the absence of the influential Paul Pogba. A game against arguably the weakest team in the competition will certainly be tried to exploited to the fullest by Solskjaer, and his group of Devils.
Watford vs Manchester United Prediction
Watford had to go through the toughest challenge for any team in the world, the last match-day – a trip to Anfield. Expectedly, the visitors were soundly beaten by the reigning European champions, 2-0.
United meanwhile, secured a draw almost right at the end of the game against Everton at the Old Trafford. The Toffees had been leading 0-1 towards the end of the fixture, when Mason Greenwood appeared the savior for the hosts.
This Sunday, take into account the fact that worst team in the PL at the moment, is taking on one of the best teams ever in England, and probably the world.
Not only are Watford placed 20th in the table, but most of their stats are just plain embarrassing. They remain the sole team yet to post at least ten points on the board, and every other squad in the league have scored double or more the amount of goals they have scored.
Watford have registered a single win this whole league campaign, and none of them have come in front of the home crowd. They have also so far managed to find the back of the net at this venue just four times. Keep in mind that the PL season is at its halfway mark.
They were also winless in 17 of their previous 20 overall match-ups, and had lost four of their prior five. In addition, the team could score a total of one goal from their last five match-ups, and have conceded twice or more in six of their preceding eight.
Watford are also winless in their former five appearances at home, and have scored just once in their last five games here.
On the other hand, United are unbeaten in their previous five games, and were so in 13 of their last 15 too. They have also won four of their prior five fixtures, and importantly, are placed just below the European spots in the table, at the moment.
Going on, over the years, United have completely dominated this opponent in h2h clashes. In fact, disregarding a single such game, the Red Devils hold a 100% winning record against Watford in the last two decades, and in the period, only once have they failed to score two or more goals here.
Taking into account all these observations, and especially the fact that United will be eager for a win despite this being a minnow, a bet favoring Manchester United to post a menacing victory should bring great returns.
Finally, considering the misfiring Watford offense, brave punters could go after the win to nil bet on Manchester United at 3.00 odd.
Watford vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Manchester United to Win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester United/ Manchester United @ 2.75 (7/4).