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Watford vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview



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Watford vs Manchester United predictions, betting tips, team news, and stats ahead of this week’s Premier League fixture.

Watford vs Manchester United
English Premier League
18th September 2016, 12:00 pm BST
Vicarage Road, Watford

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat against arch rivals Manchester City when they take on Watford this weekend.

The Red Devils crashed to a 2-1 loss in the derby last week at Old Trafford.

Overall, Manchester United have made a reasonably good start to the Premier League season and will want to add to that with a win this weekend.

Jose Mourinho’s side have won three of their four Premier League games so far and are fourth in the table.

The Old Trafford outfit plays Feyenoord in the Europa League later tonight and Jose Mourinho is expected to rest several of his key players with the Watford game in mind.

The only injury worry for Manchester United is the England full-back, Luke Shaw.

The 21-year-old defender picked up a hamstring injury against Manchester City last weekend and could miss out on the trip to Watford.

Manchester United’s Predicted Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Blind; Fellaini, Pogba; Mata, Rooney, Martial; Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba

Watford Team News & Preview

Watford have made a very poor start to the season and have failed to win three of their first four Premier League games.

Although they have had a tough start to the season, defensively they have been very poor and have been rightly punished so far.

This weekend, they will be up against a team in form and hungry for a win. Furthermore, their poor record against United will be another cause for concern.

The Hornets have been beaten in all of their last six matches against the Red Devils.

Most of their players are badly out of form right now and they will need the likes of Deeney and Ighalo to step up if they want to come away with something from this game.

Brice Dja Djedje is ruled out for the Hornets with a foot problem, while Craig Cathcart is still recovering from a groin strain. Other than that Watford have a fully fit squad to choose from.

Watford’s Predicted Starting Lineup (3-5-2): Gomes; Prodl, Kaboul, Kabalese; Janmaat, Pereyra, Behrami, Capoue, Holebas; Deeney, Ighalo


Watford vs Manchester United Key Stats

  • Watford have conceded at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches in the Premier League.
  • Manchester United have won all of their last 6 matches against Watford in all competitions.
  • Watford have conceded 16 goals in the last 6 meetings against Manchester United.

Watford vs Manchester United Betting Tips

Watford have been defensively shocking so far and United’s efficiency in front of the goal means goals are likely in this one. Ladbrokes are offering odds of  17/20 for the match to end with over 2.5 goals. Also, there have been over 2.5 goals scored inWatford‘s last 4 home games in the Premier League.

Manchester United have an excellent record against Watford and are 4/7 to win the game.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 5 times in his last 5 matches. Get him to score anytime at 24/23.

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Watford vs Manchester United Prediction

Watford will struggle to contain an in-form Manchester United side. Despite their loss against City, they are a very good side and will be hungry for a win here.

Ibrahimovic is in red hot form this season and should be able to find a way past Watford’s leaky back four.

Manchester United’s excellent record against Watford should continue with another comfortable win here.

Watford 0-2 Manchester United

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