Huddersfield Town vs Watford Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Huddersfield Town’s battle to remain in the Premier League will continue when they welcome Watford to the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Last time: Huddersfield recorded a 4-1 victory when the pair locked horns at Vicarage Road back in December. Aaron Mooy netted twice for the visitors, while Elias Kachunga and Laurent Depoitre were also on the scoresheet.
This time: Huddersfield are 17/10 to triumph, with Watford at 7/4 and the draw available at 21/10.
You might remember: These two teams played out a five-goal thriller at Huddersfield back in September 2012. There were three goals in the final 10 minutes of the Championship clash, ultimately finishing 3-2 to Watford.
Huddersfield's Last Six:
Won: 1 Drawn: 2 Lost: 3
Huddersfield boss David Wagner has no fresh injury concerns from the 1-1 draw away to Brighton last time out.
Steve Mounie is expected to lead the line again with support from Alex Pritchard, meaning Depoitre should start on the bench.
Watford's Last Six:
Won: 2 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3
Gerard Deulofeu and Tom Cleverley are among those who remain sidelined for a Watford team who have gone off the boil in recent weeks.
Richarlison was on the bench against Burnley last weekend, but the Brazilian should return here, while Andre Gray is also pushing for a spot in the XI.
Huddersfield will be looking for their third straight victory over Watford when the Terriers host the Hornets on Saturday. David Wagner’s side ran out 4-1 winners when the sides met earlier in the season also triumphed before that in January 2015. Huddersfield will be desperate for another three points as they battle to remain in the Premier League, and they might well fancy their chances of beating a Watford team who have lost three of their last four in the Premier League.
Huddersfield are 17/10 to secure what would be a huge three points. Wagner’s team have not won in the league since overcoming West Brom towards the end of February, but they did pick up a point away to Brighton last weekend. A total of 32 points has left them 16th in the table, and they are currently four points clear of the relegation zone. Five of the Yorkshire outfit’s eight top-flight victories this season have come at the John Smith’s Stadium, and that is certainly worth considering in this Premier League preview.
Watford, meanwhile, are 7/4 to record their 11thPremier League win of the 2017-18 campaign. The Hornets have been safe from the threat of relegation for some time, and there is no question that they have dropped off in recent weeks. Indeed, since beating West Brom at the start of March, Javi Gracia’s outfit have lost heavily at Arsenal and Liverpool and will enter this match off the back of a 2-1 home defeat to Burnley last weekend. Worse yet, Watford haven’t won on their travels in the Premier League since overcoming Newcastle United at the end of November, and that is a key point when analysing the football score predictionsfor this match.
The draw is available at 21/10, which seems a fair price when considering that Huddersfield have already drawn five home Premier League matches this season. The Terriers will also enter the match off the back of a draw at Brighton, while Watford’s troubles on the road mean that they would be more than happy to accept a point in this game. That said, there has been a winner in each of the last nine league matches between these two teams, which is an important point with the Premier League predictionsmarket in mind.
Steve Mounie is 9/2 in the first goalscorer market as part of the best football betting tips, while the Huddersfield forward is available at 7/1 to score two or more goals in this match. The Frenchman netted his seventh league goal of the season against Brighton last time out and will be looking to upset Watford’s shaky defence at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Richarlison is 9/1 in the first goalscorer market this weekend, and the Brazilian is also available at 7/2 to find the back of the net at any time during the game. The Watford forward has managed five Premier League goals in his first season with the club and will hope to return to the starting XI after being named on the bench against Burnley.
Predicted Score: Huddersfield 2 - 2 Watford
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Goals. There have been at least four goals scored in six of the last seven league fixtures between these two teams, and Huddersfield have managed four of their own in two of their last four clashes. Over 4.5 goals is available at 17/2, while over 5.5 goals can be backed as high as 22/1 as part of the best football betting tips for the weekend.
Today’s football predictionis the 2-2 draw at 16/1. Huddersfield have the fourth-worst defensive record in this season’s Premier League, while Watford have the second-worst, which is certainly worth considering in the football predictions market. We fancy the two teams to play out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the John Smith’s Stadium this weekend.
It's a long shot, but...
Huddersfield recorded a 4-1 victory in the reverse Premier League match earlier this season. That particular scoreline on this occasion can be backed at 80/1, which is a big price when considering all of the facts in this Premier League preview.
Written by Matt Law
Matt Law is a European football writer with an interest in betting and gambling. An avid Manchester United supporter, Matt can regularly be found backing away wins in unlikely circumstances, sometimes with big success.