Watford vs Newcastle United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 5 May 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium (Watford).
Can Watford final bring the attacking crisis to the end on Saturday when they host Newcastle United at Vicarage Road Stadium? The Hornets did not score at all in last three Premier League games, a streak which still keeps them in danger of dropping down to the relegation zone in the remaining couple of outings.
The hosts are six points above Southampton in 18th, but the Saints have a game in hand on them, and they have a super tough trip to Old Trafford to make in the final round. Truth be told a miracle should really happen for Javi Gracia’s side to lose the elite class status given there are also four other teams between them and Southampton in the bottom half of the league standings, but a win here against the Magpies would definitely mean a lot for the home outfit.
Watford vs Newcastle United: Head-to-head
Watford will come into this off the back of four consecutive wins in head to head matches with Newcastle United.
The Hornets bagged five goals in last two H2H affairs, including as many as three in a demolishing victory at St. James’ Park in November last year.
The Magpies won only 2 of 10 matches at Vicarage Road Stadium over the course of history.
Watford vs Newcastle United: Prediction
Newcastle United suffered a disappointing 0-1 loss to the rock-bottomed West Bromwich Albion last weekend to make it back-to-back defeats after falling to Everton away at Goodison with the same scoreline. Before this streak, Rafa Benitez and his men won four in a row in the Premier League which is a run that removed all doubts about their top tier status next term.
To sum it all up, we don’t quite expect this to be a high-scoring contest given both teams have been somehow struggling for goals lately. Watford did not find the net in three consecutive league games, while Newcastle United are goalless in last two coming into the match at Vicarage Road Stadium. Under 2.5 goals is thus the standout bet and you can back it at the 1.72 odds.
Watford vs Newcastle United: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72
Under 0.5 goals in the first half @ 2.62