Watford vs Man United Prediction and Odds
The 27th matchday of this edition’s Premier League has Manchester United take on Watford in an interesting clash.
Manchester United has to pull up their socks and go all guns blazing to finish in the top 2 while their opponents would be more than happy if they manage to dodge relegation this season.
After a great transfer window, United was tipped to be one of the favorites to win the premier league but things didn’t really go their way with the exit of Ole. But things have been good since then as they have clung on to 4th place in the table while Watford has their task cut out on Saturday at Old Trafford.
Watford vs Man United Prediction and Odds
|Manchester United||Watford||Predicted Winner|
|FcTables||Odds: 1.35||Odds: 9.0||Man United|
|FiveThirtyEight||Win Probability: 65%||Win Probability: 15%||Man United|
Watford vs Man United Prediction and Odds: Recent form
Even though they are very much in contention for the trophy, Manchester United has an uphill task in getting those wins on a consistent basis. After starting off the new year with a forgettable loss against Wolves, they won against the likes of Aston Villa, Brentford, and West Ham.
But a crucial loss against Middlesbrough in an FA Cup knockout meant that they were back to the drawing board. From there on, they have managed a couple of draws and pulled off two significant triumphs against Brighton and Leeds United that helped them stay close to Chelsea in the points table.
On the contrary, Watford would be going into this clash with nothing to lose attitude. They are down in 18th place with just 5 victories to their name as opposed to 16 losses in the season. But the biggest positive is that they were able to breach Manchester United’s defense last time around and win by a convincing margin.
With the relegation threat looming around them, the side would be looking to get out of this position. In this regard, they scored an important victory last weekend against Aston Villa by a 1-0 margin and are hoping to bucket 3 more points on Saturday.
Watford vs Man United Prediction and Odds: Head-to-head:
Matches: 18: Manchester United: 15 Watford: 3 Draw: 0
Last 5 meetings: Watford – 2, Manchester United – 3.
Recent Meeting: Watford stunned Manchester United with a 4-1 margin in a Premier League fixture.
Watford vs Man United Prediction and Odds: Offensive and Defensive stats
Cristiano Ronaldo will lead United’s frontline like he has done so far and would be looking to take his side home. In addition to 20 goals and 4 assists in 32 outings, he has been exceptional in aerial duels winning an average of 1.4 duels per game along with 3.5 shots on target per game.
Bruno Fernandes will join him whose strength is to create chances and to dribble exceptionally. He has so far scored 9 times along with 11 assists and has a rating of 7.09 this season.
Jadon Sancho will have to do the winger role who has 4 goals and 2 assists with 84.8% pass success.
Emmanuel Dennis is the important striker as far as Watford is concerned. His brace against Aston Villa got them across the line. He has 9 goals and 5 assists besides 2 Man of the match performances but is the lone warrior in the lineup.
He needs utmost support from Joshua King who has a rating of 6.91 in addition to 5 goals and 3 assists but has to create additional opportunities against a reliable ManU defense.
Ismaila Sarr strengths include dribbling and finishing but needs to improve heavily on crossing and tackling the ball.
The quartet of Maguire, Luke Shaw, Wan Bissaka and Lindelof put up a lackluster effort against Leeds by conceding twice and needs to stop Watford on Saturday.
Even though Harry Maguire scored in his last game, the English players has largely been underwhelming. The defender has 86.2% pass success, 2.7 aerials won per game along with an overall rating of 6.82.
The Swedish defender Victor Lindelof has stepped up in the last couple of games with 0.7 tackles per game along with 87.3% pass success and has been excellent in aerial duels winning 2.3 aerial duels per match and an astounding 4.1 clears per game.
Luke Shaw plays as the left-center back whose strengths include passing and dribbling has a rating of 6.85. He enjoys 84.2% pass success and 1 clear per game so far along with 8 assists in 30 outings.
Watford’s defense has a huge task in hand to stop United’s attack. Craig Cathcart is a center-back who is versatile and can counterattack very well. The English defender has 80.3% pass completion along with 4.7 clears per match which speaks of the effort he puts in the center.
Samir is very strong in controlling possession and giving important crosses. He has about 80.2% pass completion success, an average of 2.5 aerials won per match along with 2.1 tackles and 3.8 clears every match.
The left and right defenders Kamara and Femenia who are the right and left backs will have to intercept well and stop any cross that comes to their side.
Watford vs Man United Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
The game between Manchester United and Watford is expected to favor the hosts with the visitors having a decent chance according to betting experts.
FCTables has gone on to put United ahead of Watford in this clash. They have got odds of 1.35 whereas the away side is behind with odds of 9.00.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight has given a 65% chance to Manchester United while Watford has been given a mere 15% chance implying that a tight clash is on the cards.
According to Oddschecker, known for giving out the best odds have backed the Red Devils heavily whereas things are currently on the backfoot for Watford so far.