Manchester United vs Watford prediction comes before the next round of the Premier League. This game will be played on Sunday, February 23, at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England. In this match preview, we bring you some very useful betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two sides.
Manchester United vs Watford Betting Tips
Manchester United hasn’t been very impressive this season, but the good news for the Red Devils is that neither have many of their rivals. With 38 points, Manchester United is in the 7th position in the Premier League table but that can easily change. If they beat Watford, the Red Devils have a chance to get as high as 4th place. Of course, for that to happen, the teams currently above them would need to lose this weekend.
Nevertheless, Manchester United is in a much better situation than they thought only a few weeks ago, especially after the news of the Manchester City suspension. If the UEFA’s ban stays on, the Sky Blues will have to miss the Champions League for the next two years, leaving one place open for that competition. And that would mean that the team from the 5th place would get to the elite continental championship.
Manchester United definitely have a good chance of getting there. Of course, for that to happen, they need to play well and win as many points as they can until the end of the season. There’s no room for dropping points against weaker sides such as Watford. For that reason, the Red Devils will have to go for a win from the very first whistle of the ref.
But, can Watford crush their dreams? The Hornets are in the relegation zone, just one place above the bottom. They’re desperate for points but their form does not look good. They have won only 2 points in the previous 4 Premier League rounds. Still, this team definitely has quality in the squad. And they seem to do well when playing against the teams from the top half.
In 2020, Watford has played a draw with Tottenham and gave Everton a run for their money in the 3:2 defeat. And in 2019, they took scalps from some real heavyweights, including Manchester United. It was December 22 when Hornets beat the Red Devils by 2:0. Still, that game was played in Watford. This time, the two go toe-to-toe at the Old Trafford, where Manchester United has been pretty good this season. In fact, the Red Devils are the 6th-best team when home performances are concerned.
Our Manchester United vs Watford Prediction: Manchester United
Manchester United vs Watford Correct Score Prediction: 2:0
Manchester United Form and Latest News
The Red Devils seem to be getting back in a good form after losing two games in a row in mid-January. Their previous two Premier League games saw them drawing with Wolves and beating Chelsea. They do have some problems with injuries (Pogba, Rashford), but they seem to be able to handle it.
Watford Form and Latest News
Their recent form hasn’t been good, which is why they dropped to the relegation zone. Still, they are only 1 point behind Aston Villa, the closest team from the safe zone, meaning that the Hornets shouldn’t be scared too much at the moment.
Manchester United vs Watford Predicted Lineups
Manchester United predicted lineup: De Gea – Maguire, Bailly, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw – Fred, Matic, Fernandes – James, Pereira, Martial
Watford predicted lineup: Foster – Kabasele, Cathcart, Mariappa, Masina – Hughes, Capoue, Doucoure, Pereyra, Deulofeu – Deeney
Other Manchester United vs Watford betting tips:
Under 2.5 goals @1.90
HT-FT X-1 @4.50