Liverpool vs Watford Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Liverpool vs Watford in the Premier League.
Liverpool vs Watford Match Preview
After seeing their unbeaten run come to an unexpected end at Old Trafford, Liverpool will hope to bring normalcy back to their Premier League campaign when they host Watford. This Liverpool vs Watford will be played at the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool on Saturday, March 17, so check out our Liverpool vs Watford prediction and betting tips.
The Reds have been one of the red-hot teams in the Premier League and were breathing down the neck of Manchester United. However, a 2-1 loss in the last round punctured their hopes of catching their arch rivals. Ahead of this Liverpool vs Watford City encounter, the hosts are fourth in the table after 30 games (60 pts, W17, D9, L4). That’s just a single point behind Tottenham Hotspur in third place while being four points ahead of Chelsea in fifth. There is no imminent danger of losing the top-four spot, but Liverpool will be confident of staying in the Champions League spots. Their home form is a reason for this confidence, as the Reds remain unbeaten at home in 15 Premier League games (W9, D6). Jurgen Klopp’s men are prolific scorers too, as their tally of 68 goals overall is only behind the table toppers Manchester City. This game shouldn’t be a problem for the hosts!
Technically, Watford are in the top-half of the table at tenth after 30 games (36 pts, W10, D6, L14). However, it must be noted that the visitors are just nine points above the relegation zone. With things so tight in the bottom-half of the table, Watford would be worried about getting dragged down. Their apprehensions stem from the fact that their away record has nosedived in the recent games. Ahead of this Liverpool vs Watford City fixture, the visitors have picked up just one point in their last eight games on the road! That includes a four-match goalless streak ahead of their trip to Anfield. Even a fragile defensive Liverpool unit shouldn’t be worried!
Liverpool vs Watford H2H
Liverpool have won five, drawn one, and lost only one of their last seven encounters against Watford. Interestingly, they have kept clean sheets in four of those five victories.
Liverpool vs Watford Team News
Nathaniel Clyne is the only injury concern for Jurgen Klopp who should expect a fully fit squad at his disposal for this game.
Watford do not have that luxury as they remain without eight players for this trip.
Liverpool vs Watford Probable Line-ups
Liverpool: Karius (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Watford: Karnezis (GK), Janmaat, Prodl, Mariappa, Britos, Doucoure, Capoue, Fermenia, Pereyra, Richarlison, Deeney.
Liverpool vs Watford Prediction
With the kind of goalless form that Watford bring to this game, it is hard to see them break their duck, let alone win the game. On the other hand, we have a Liverpool side that has been in great scoring form all through the season. They should also hold out to a clean sheet which means the Reds could end up winning by a margin of two or more goals!