By Maryam Naz
Last Updated: 15th September 2018
- Saturday, 15th September
- Kickoff: 5:30pm
- Stadium: Vicarage Road
- Live on Sky Sports Football
Watford vs Man United predictions: odds and team news
Javi Garcia’s side have begun the 2018/19 campaign in fantastic fashion, with four wins out of four, and are predicted to win against Mourinho.
Watford’s odds have been helped by the fact that the game is being played at Vicarage Road and not the Theatre of Dreams: no team has won more points at home than Watford since Garcia’s inception.
Meanwhile, United pale in comparison. A central-defensive pairing of Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling has led to instability at the back. This was evident in Brighton’s decimation of Manchester United which led to David De Gea conceding three goals in the space of 45 minutes.
Yet despite this fast start, Mourinho’s men should not be ruled out of the match; they possess strikers like Romelu Lukaku, who is tipped at 13/10 to score his 20th goal in a record number of matches played.
Head-to-head: United 1-0 Watford, United 4-2 Watford, United 2-0 Watford, Watford 3-1 United, United 2-1 Watford.
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Free betting tips: Watford vs Man United predictions
Predictions: United to win 2-1: odds @ 15/2
Jose Mourinho has won five of his six Premier League encounters with Watford, and there is evidence to support predictions that history could repeat this Saturday.
If the Spaniard applies his tactics appropriately, then United may be able to snuff out Watford’s attack .
Best bet: under 1.5 goals to be scored: odds@ 12/5
It will be a close game, with United’s attacking capabilities and Watford’s defensive setup. This means that goalscoring chances may be few and far between, so we’re tipping a solitary goal to win the game for either side.
Scorer: Troy Deeney to score first: odds @ 15/2
Deeney scored the goal that sealed the win for Watford against Mauricio Pochettino men. His strength and prowess in the box at corners and free-kicks will pose a problem for Manchester United’s back four. With the odds tipped at 15/2, we’re tipping the Watford captain to score first.
Watford vs Man United stats: Powered by Opta
- Watford defender Jose Holebas has been directly involved with more Premier League goals than any other player this season so far
- Watford have lost 12 of their last 13 matches against Manchester United in league competitions
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up around sports fans. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for, before branching out to Premier League accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' pod and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.