Liverpool vs Watford Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
In a sentence: Liverpool will be looking to bounce back from their defeat at Manchester United last weekend when they host Watford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Last time: These two teams played out a pulsating 3-3 draw when they locked horns on the opening weekend of the current Premier League season. Liverpool led 3-2 going into the closing moments, before Miguel Britos netted a late equaliser for the home side.
This time: Liverpool are available at 1/5 to collect all three points with Watford at 16/1 and the draw at 7/1.
You might remember: Watford’s last victory at Anfield, which came during the 1999-2000 Premier League season. Tommy Mooney scored the only goal of the match as the Hornets shocked the Reds on Merseyside.
Liverpool's Last Six:
Won: 4 Drawn: 1 Lost: 1
Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson are both in contention to start after the pair were named on the bench against Manchester United last weekend.
Joe Gomez could also replace Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back, but Mohamed Salah, Roberto Fimino and Sadio Mane will again start as the front three for the hosts.
Watford's Last Six:
Won: 3 Drawn: 1 Lost: 2
An ankle problem will keep on-loan Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu on the sidelines, while Tom Cleverley also remains unavailable for the Hornets.
Club captain Troy Deeney missed a penalty in Sunday’s 3-0 loss at Arsenal, but the experienced forward should continue in the final third of the field.
Watford will be looking to pick up their first away Premier League win over Liverpool since August 1999 when they travel to Anfield this weekend. The pair shared the points in a 3-3 draw at Vicarage Road earlier this season, but Liverpool recorded a 6-1 victory in the corresponding match last season.
The Reds also beat Watford 2-0 when they locked horns at Anfield in May 2016, but they will enter the match off the back of a 2-1 defeat at Manchester United last weekend. That said, Watford’s poor away form continued with a 3-0 loss at Arsenal last time out.
Liverpool are 1/5 as the Reds look to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat at Man United last time out. Jurgen Klopp’s side entered that match as the form team in the Premier League, but could not prevent the home side from collecting all the points.
The Merseyside outfit, who are always the subject of interest in the Premier League predictions market, are unbeaten at home in the top flight this season – winning nine and drawing six of their 15 league fixtures at Anfield. The race is very much on for a top four position in the Premier League this term, and the Reds will be wary of what another defeat could do to their challenge.
Watford are 16/1 to collect all three points as Javi Gracia’s side look to recover from their 3-0 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday afternoon. The Hornets entered that match having won three of their last four in the Premier League, but could not prevent the Gunners from recording a comfortable win.
The defeat was Watford’s ninth on their travels in the Premier League this season, and they are actually without a victory away from home in the top flight since a 3-0 success away to Newcastle United at the end of November.
The draw is 7/1, and could be on the cards taking into account Liverpool’s home form this season. The likes of Burnley, Everton and West Bromwich Albion have all stopped the Reds from winning at Anfield in the league this term, but Watford are on a rotten run of form on their travels. There has also never been a league draw between these two teams at Anfield, which is certainly worth considering when analysing the football score predictions.
Salah is 27/10 in the first goalscorer market, while the Egypt international can be backed at 11/4 to score two or more goals during the 90 minutes of action as part of the best football betting tips for the weekend. Salah struggled to make his mark against United last weekend, but the 25-year-old has scored 24 Premier League goals in 29 appearances for Liverpool during the 2017-18 campaign.
Troy Deeney is 14/1 in the first goalscorer market, while the Watford captain can be backed at 4/1 to get his name on the scoresheet during the 90 minutes of action. Deeney missed a penalty against Arsenal last weekend as identified in this Premier League preview, but he has five league goals to his name this term, and will be a threat against the Reds.
Predicted Score: Liverpool 2 - 0 Watford
Look out for:
Liverpool have been strong at Anfield this season, and the Reds to win both halves is available at 11/8 as identified by this Premier League preview. Liverpool/Liverpool in the half-time/full-time market, meanwhile, is at 7/10 as part of the best football betting tips.
Liverpool to record a 2-0 victory is today’s football prediction, and it is available at 13/2. It’s difficult to look past a home win in this match, but Watford could make it tough for the Reds.
It’s a long shot, but:
Watford’s last Premier League win at Anfield was a 1-0 success in August 1999. It is 50/1 that the Hornets record a 1-0 victory in this match, which is certainly worth considering in the football predictions market.
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.