Watford vs Preston Prediction & Match Preview

Watford vs Preston North End
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 28 November 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road.

The Hornets were relegated from the top flight the last season. Despite experiencing that setback, they had made quite an impact in the PL, even putting an end to the hopes of Liverpool to finish their season as ‘Invincibles’.

Vladimir Ivic’s men have gained a whole lot of experience from their time in the first division, and they just cannot wait to get back to where they actually belong.

So far this season they have done justice to this ambition of theirs. As of now, they are placed fifth in the table, and are just lagging by four points below the top-most team.

They have an opportunity coming up to strengthen their position in the top-most tier, as the third-placed Bristol City are taking on the sixth-placed Reading this weekend.

One of the two are certain to drop points, and should the Hornets deliver a good performance this Saturday, they could even climb to a podium spot.

They are in good form at home, and it also helps that they are taking on the inconsistent Lilywhites. Moreover, Ivic’s men also have a great h2h record at home against this opponent.

As such, expect Watford to have the edge this Saturday.

Watford vs Preston North End: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The last time these two clashed on the pitch was back in 2015, and then Alex Neil’s men won 1-0 at home.
  • The Hornets have kept just two clean sheets in the past seven match-ups.
  • At this venue, the hosts are unbeaten since 2005.
  • They have scored two or more goals in the previous three games at this stadium.

Watford vs Preston North End: Prediction

Ivic’s men were held to a goalless draw the last match-day on the road, by Bristol City. In the meantime, the Lilywhites lost 0-3 at home the past game week, against Blackburn.

Going on, the Hornets were unbeaten in eight of their former nine overall match-ups, and they had also remained so in 13 of their last 16 fixtures. At home, they were unbeaten in nine of their last ten games, and eight of these were wins.

Do also note that they had scored three or more goals in three of the preceding four home appearances.

On the other hand, their counterparts had lost four of their previous six overall match-ups, and they had also conceded two or more goals in these four fixtures.

On top of all that, Neil’s men also have a worrying h2h record at this stadium in the last two decades.

As such, expect Watford to deliver the better performance this Saturday.

Watford vs Preston North End: Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Watford @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Watford to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5).