Newcastle vs Watford: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
St James’Park will host an important battle at the bottom of the table on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3:00pm). Who will get the vital three points when 17th placed Watford travel to 19th placed Newcastle?
Newcastle will be looking to bounce back from an embarassing FA Cup third round exit last weekend at home to League One side Cambridge. The North-Eastern outfit sit 19th in the Premier League table and have taken just one point in their last four games. Their last four league games have seen goals with 14 in total although only two of them have come from them.
At home, the Magpies have won last ten in the Premier League although just one of their last five here in the top-flight has ended in defeat. Seven of the last ten here have seen both teams find the back of the net. United have scored the opening goal in four of their last five league home fixtures.
Watford also lost in the FA Cup last weekend going down 4-1 to a Leicester side who had only eight fit first team players. It marked a seventh successive defeat in all competitions for the Hertfordshire side. Defence is their major concern having conceded two or more goals in seven of their last eight.
On the road, the Hornets have lost each of their last four and eight of ten in the Premier League this season. Josh King has four goals from his last five appearances on the road while Emmanuel Dennis has three in five. Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals has happened in four of their last five.
Newcastle vs Watford: Match Stats
Backing both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is the way to play this game as this has happened in four of the last five Watford matches. On only two occasions have Newcastle failed to score here this season and that came against Man City and Chelsea. Watford meanwhile have scored at least once in six of their last eight on the road.
Emmanuel Dennis is known for his goalscoring exploits with eight for the season but he has also grabbed five assists from his 16 starts. He is back in training and if selected looks great value to create something here in what we have already said will be a high-scoring encounter. These two sides feature in the top four worst defences in the division.
25 Sep 2021- Watford 1-1 Newcastle- Premier League
11 Jul 2020 – Watford 2-1 Newcastle – Premier League
31 Aug 2019 – Newcastle 1-1 Watford – Premier League
26 Jan 2019 – Newcastle 0-2 Watford – FA Cup
29 Dec 2018 – Watford 1-1 Newcastle – Premier League
The reverse fixture came in September and ended in a 1-1 draw although both teams were under different managers that day. The Magpies do not have a great record against the Hornets having won just one of their last five meetings. Each of their last three and four of their last five meetings have seen both teams score.