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Preston vs Watford: Predictions
Watford flexed their muscles in the fight for automatic promotion on Saturday as they put six goals past Bristol City in an emphatic victory for the Hornets. After a three-game winless drought, Watford regained some confidence as they cruised to victory and closed the gap on second-placed Brentford to six points.
Preston also tasted victory on the weekend as they took all three points from Ewood Park as goals from January signings Greg Cunningham and Liam Lindsay secured the win in the Lancashire derby. However, Preston’s home form will not fill them with confidence with only Wycombe and Birmingham holding worse records.
The two sides met back in November which saw the Hornets take all three points in a convincing 4-1 home win. Watford will be hoping they can continue their excellent defensive record which has saw them concede the least amount of goals on the road (nine).
Despite their excellent defensive record on the road, Xisco Munoz’s side has scored the fewest goals on the road in the league with just seven. Tuesday’s visitors will be hoping they can continue from their impressive win on the weekend as they aim to strengthen their promotion charge.
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Preston vs Watford: Match Stats
Joao Pedro has scored six times this season with five of those coming from within the penalty area.
Joao Pedro has impressed this season for Watford, scoring six times this season. The Brazillian has featured up top in recent weeks as Munoz aims to increase the output from his forwards. Up against a Preston side with a pretty poor home record, the 19-year-old will be hoping he can get his name on the scoresheet once again.
The Hornets’ stunning away defensive record has made them an incredibly hard team to beat. Saturday’s emphatic win came as a shock as they have only scored more than two goals in five games this season. However, they have often ground results out and Tuesday’s game could be another example of that.
28 November 2020 – Watford 4-1 Preston – Championship
25 August 2015 – Preston 1-0 Watford – League Cup
7 May 2011 – Preston 3-1 Watford – Championship
14 February 2011 – Watford 2-2 Preston – Championship
The two sides do not share much of a recent record. The only meeting in almost six years came in November where Watford ran out convincing winners and the Hornets will be hoping they can replicate that result come Tuesday night.