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16/12/2017 Kick Off:  3:00 pm Vicarage Road V Predicted Score:2 - 0

Away Huddersfield

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

The total goals market. Four or more goals have been scored in five of the last six fixtures between these two teams. Over 4.5 goals can be backed at 15/2, while it is 20/1 that over 5.5 goals are scored during the clash at Vicarage Road.

2 We fancy:

Watford to win and Richarlison to score at 9/4. The 20-year-old is a player that Huddersfield’s back four will not relish facing this weekend.

3 It's a long shot, but…

Correct score of 5-0 Watford at 80/1. When the Hornets get it right, they are a formidable team in the final third of the field. Marco Silva’s side recently scored twice at home to Manchester United and certainly have the capabilities of putting a travel-sick Huddersfield team to the sword.

Team News

Watford's Last Six:

Watford’s last six: Won: 2 Drawn: 1 Lost: 3

Watford will be without the services of Tom Cleverley after the midfielder picked up a red card in the latter stages of Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Marvin Zeegelaar is also unavailable through suspension, meaning that Kiko Femenia is pushing for a return to the XI after coming off the bench against Palace. Andre Gray, meanwhile, could replace Troy Deeney in the final third of the field.

Huddersfield's Last Six:

Huddersfield’s last six: Won: 1 Drawn: 0 Lost: 5

Laurent Depoitre came off the bench to score in Huddersfield’s 3-1 defeat at home to Chelsea on Tuesday night, which could see the striker recalled for the trip south.

Collin Quaner dropped to the bench as Danny Williams came in against Chelsea, and that change might well be reversed this weekend.

Watford vs Huddersfield Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Huddersfield have only scored three times in their eight Premier League away matches this term and it is difficult to imagine them winning at Watford this weekend. This season’s Premier League has already thrown up some surprise results, however, and the old Championship rivals could well play out an entertaining affair at Vicarage Road.

Watford are 8/11 to win and will be looking to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat at Palace on Tuesday night. The Hornets have beaten Arsenal and drawn with Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road this season and will know that these are the type of matches they have to win if they are to challenge for a European position come the end of the season.

Huddersfield are 4/1 as they go in search of just their second away win of the season. That said, whether David Wagner’s side survive in the Premier League this term will surely depend on their form at the John Smith’s Stadium. They have struggled on their travels, but are certainly capable of causing a few problems this weekend.

The draw is 3/1 and it is worth pointing out that Watford have shared the points in three of their eight home Premier League matches this season. Watford have also only scored 10 home league goals this season, while Huddersfield have netted just once on their travels meaning that a low-scoring draw could be the order of the day.

Richarlison is 15/8 to score any time for Watford. The Brazilian has been in excellent form for the Hornets this season and with his team expected to dominate the ball, the attacker should have plenty of chances to find the back of the net.

Tom Ince is 21/2 to open the scoring this weekend. The 25-year-old, along with his teammates, has struggled to perform on the road this season, but if Huddersfield can feed the attacker in dangerous areas, he certainly has the quality to find the back of the net.

Predicted Score: Watford 2 - 0 Huddersfield

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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.