Watford vs Middlesbrough: Preview and Prediction

Watford vs Middlesbrough: Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips-14th January 2017

Watford vs Middlesbrough
England Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 14th January 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road, Watford.

Struggling Watford and Middlesbrough will battle it out at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon as the two team’s hopes to move further away from the relegation zone.

Watford have been in a poor shape since December, going winless in 5 Premier League games with 4 defeats and a draw. They have managed only 2 Premier League wins since November having drawn once and lost 7.

However the Hornets went home with a smile in the FA Cup as they defeated Burton Albion 2-0 at home. They will hope to build on this win as they face Boro this weekend.

On the other hand, Boro’s in this New Year are still without a stain, as they are unbeaten in their 2 games so far with a draw and a win. Also Middlesbrough are yet to concede a goal this year having drawn goalless in the Premier League and defeated Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in FA Cup.

Middlesbrough are still close to the drop zone, they are in 26th spot with 19 points, 4 points above 18th placed Sunderland. They seriously need a win in this game to ensure their safety in the coming weeks.

Watford vs Middlesbrough: Head to Head Statistics

  • Watford have been the better team in their previous few meetings, having won 9 games, drawn 6 and lost 6 to Boro.
  • The Hornets have also been unbeaten in their last 6 meetings, they have won 4 and draw twice.
  • Watford have won 6 of their meetings at Vicarage Road against Boro, they have lost twice and drawn twice.

Watford vs Middlesbrough: Prediction

Both teams have been in a bad shape since November, losing most of their games. However, Middlesbrough’s away games is a thing of worry to the fans, as they have won just once on the road this season. They are win-less in their last 10 away games in all competitions with 5 defeats and 5 draws.

Despite the Hornets bad form, we don’t see them losing this game. We expect a win from the Hornets but it won’t be an easy one. Also we expect both teams to get on the score sheet.

Watford vs Middlesbrough: Bet Tips

Watford to win draw no Bet at 1.76 (10/13)
Both teams to score at 2.10(11/10).