Liverpool vs Watford Prediction, Tickets and Betting Odds
The giants Liverpool is set to face the underdogs Watford in an all-important clash on 2nd April at Anfield. Watford put up a strong performance against Southampton in their last outing, aiding them in getting out of the relegation zone.
On the other hand, Liverpool looked in absolute control when they played Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup fixture where they scored on one occasion, thanks to Diogo Jota’s brace. According to football pundits, Liverpool is tipped to win this battle, according to football pundits and betting platforms.
Liverpool vs Watford Prediction and Betting Odds
|FCTables||Odds: 1.12||Odds: 23.0||Liverpool|
|FiveThirtyEight||Win Probability: 87%||Win Probability: 3%||Liverpool|
Liverpool vs Watford Prediction: Recent Form
Liverpool who were looking out of the title race have managed to find some inspiration that has helped them close the gap to just one point with Manchester City. It all started after that loss against Leicester. They won against the likes of Brentford and Crystal Palace which kept them afloat.
In their next outing, they returned the favor to Leicester after a strong performance at Anfield. They carried this winning streak to February and March with triumphs against Leeds, West Ham, Brighton, and Arsenal. They are currently breathing down the neck of Man City in 2nd place with 21 wins, 6 draws, and 2 losses so far.
On the contrary, Watford would be going into this clash with the hope of pulling off a huge upset. They are down in 18th place with just 6 victories to their name as opposed to 18 losses in the season. But the biggest positive is that they can go all guns blazing without any half measures that might just push them to do better.
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 Southampton by a 2-1 margin and are hoping to bucket 3 more points on Saturday.
Liverpool vs Watford Prediction: Head-to-head
Matches: 18: Liverpool: 13 Watford: 3 Draw: 1
Last 5 meetings: Watford – 1, Liverpool – 4.
Recent Meeting: Liverpool drubbed Watford by a 5-0 margin in a Premier League fixture.
Liverpool vs Watford Prediction: Players to watch
For Liverpool, Sadio Mane has been sharp and the game-changer for the team since his inception. He has 17 goals and 3 assists in 43 matches along with 78.6% pass success and 2.6 shots per game. Their prime striker
Mo Salah has 30 goals and 11 assists in 43 games with 78.5% pass accuracy. He has a superior rating of 7.54 this season.
Diogo Jota has been amazing in the previous games with 21 goals and 2 assists so far and is someone who is versatile playing at different positions for the side. In addition to his goals and assists, he has 76.9% pass accuracy and creates 2.3 shots on target.
Cucho Hernandez is the important striker as far as Watford is concerned. His brace against Southampton got them across the line. He has 5 goals and 3 assists besides 2 Man of match performances but is the lone warrior in the lineup.
He needs utmost support from Joshua King who has a rating of 6.70 in addition to 5 goals and 3 assists but has to create additional opportunities against a strong defense.
Ismaila Sarr’s strengths include dribbling and finishing but needs to improve heavily on crossing and tackling the ball.
The Liverpool defense has been rock-solid this season which is reflected in their results. Andrew Robertson will most probably play as the left-back defender for the team who holds on to the ball pretty well and frustrates the opponent’s attack. He has an 83% pass completion rate along with a goal, 15 assists, and 1.5 clears in the last 47 appearances.
Fabinho’s strengths include passing, tackling, and taking long shots. He has 88.3% pass accuracy along with 1.4 aerial duels won on an average in 36 games.
Virgil Van Dijk is incredibly good in crosses along with sharp passing skills. He has 89.7% success in passes, 0.5 tackles won per game, and a rating of 7.27 this season.
Watford’s defense has a huge task in hand to stop Liverpool’s attack. Craig Cathcart is a center-back who is versatile and can counterattack very well. The English defender has 81.9% pass completion along with 4.6 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 80.7% pass completion success, an average of 2.6 aerials won per match along with 2 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.
Liverpool vs Watford Prediction: Predicted Winner
The game between Liverpool 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 Liverpool way ahead of Watford in this clash. They have got odds of 1.12 whereas the away side is behind with unlikely odds of 23.00. Another platform FiveThirtyEight has given 87% chance to the hosts while Watford has been given a mere 3% chance implying that a one-sided clash is in the reckoning.
According to Oddschecker, known for giving out the best odds have backed the Reds heavily whereas things are currently on the backfoot for Watford so far.