Stoke vs Watford: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Watford head to the Bet 365 Stadium to face Stoke in Slaven Bilic’s first game in charge on Sunday at 12pm (UK time).
Stoke vs Watford: Betting tips
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Stoke vs Watford: Predictions
Stoke vs Watford: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||10/11 with William Hill|
|Correct score||Stoke 1-1 Watford||21/4 with Bet UK|
|First Goalscorer||Lewis Baker||10/1 with Bet 365|
Rob Edwards’ short but sweet spell as Watford manager came to an abrupt end as he was replaced after just 11 games on Monday. The former Forest Green head coach had picked up 14 points from his opening 10 games in the Championship, leaving the Hornets in 10th place, nine points behind leaders Sheffield United at his time of departure.
The Pozzo family have turned to former West Ham and West Brom manager Slaven Bilic to take the reigns at Vicarage Road and he will be hoping to get off to a winning start against a Stoke side that have picked up just two wins in their last eight Championship matches.
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Stoke vs Watford match stats
Under 2.5 goals has landed in nine of Stoke’s last 10 home games in the Championship, with Middlesbrough being the only opposition side to score twice at the Bet 365 Stadium so far this season. All five of Watford’s away games in the competition has also seen two or fewer goals in the game, with three of those five matches finishing 1-1.
João Pedro was heavily linked with a move away from Watford during the summer, but decided to stay with the club after a transfer to Newcastle collapsed. The Brazilian has been the Hornet’s standout player so far in 2022/23, scoring two goals and providing a further two assists in his nine Championship appearances this season.
Stoke vs Watford: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Stoke 1-1 Watford
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Stoke vs Watford head-to-head
21 Sep 2021 – Watford 1-3 Stoke – League Cup
22 Jan 2021 – Stoke 1-2 Watford – Championship
04 Nov 2020 – Watford 3-2 Stoke – Championship
31 Jan 2018 – Stoke 0-0 Watford – Premier League
28 Oct 2017 – Watford 0-1 Stoke – Premier League
This will be the first Premier League meeting between these two sides since May 1999.
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Championship Outright Odds
|West Bromwich Albion||80/1|
|Preston North End||100/1|