Watford vs Sunderland: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Tenth plays hosts to sixth on Saturday afternoon (3:00pm kick-off) in the Championship as Watford face-off against Sunderland.

Watford vs Sunderland: Betting Tips

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Watford vs Sunderland: Predictions

Watford vs Sunderland: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 10/11 with SBK
Correct score Watford 1-1 Sunderland 11/2 with BetFred
First Goalscorer Patrick Roberts 11/1 with Bet365

Watford vs Sunderland Match Stats

The Hornets will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Blackburn in midweek that means it is just one victory in their last six. They sit in tenth spot with 13 points from their opening nine fixtures.

At Vicarage Road, Watford have picked up nine of these 13 points with victories over Sheffield United, Burnley and Middlesbrough and a defeat to QPR. The last two games at this ground have seen both teams score and produced a total of eight goals.

Sunderland will be aiming to build on a strong performance in midweek having beaten Reading by three goals to nil. A Patrick Roberts brace and one from Jack Clarke saw them move into the top six despite having changed manager in mid-season.

On the road, the Black Cats have had mixed fortunes with victories at Stoke and Reading and defeats to Sheffield United and Middlesbrough. Road goals is rarely a problem for the North Eastern side who have netted in three of four on their travels in the Championship.

Watford vs Sunderland Match Stats

It was three goals in midweek at the Madejski so Sunderland will be confident that they can net here. Both teams to score and a total of eight goals has happened in the last two at Vicarage Road as the hosts look to take the game more to opponents in front of their own fans. The Black Cats though have proven adapt at using their pace and threat on the break so both teams to score looks the play here.

Patrick Roberts was hand a role behind the striker in 3-4-2-1 system used by Tony Mowbray in midweek that wielded impressive results. It seems unlikely things will change and Roberts who grabbed a brace in that game looks capable of netting here. With Watford capable of bagging themselves backing Roberts to be the first Sunderland scorer looks the sensible solution.

Watford vs Sunderland: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Watford 1-1 Sunderland

Watford vs Sunderland odds


Watford vs Sunderland head-to-head

1 April 2017- Watford 1-0 Sunderland- Premier League
17 December 2016- Sunderland 1-0 Watford- Premier League
15 May 2016- Watford 2-2 Sunderland- Premier League
12 December 2015- Sunderland 0-1 Watford- Premier League
12 February 2005- Sunderland 4-2 Watford- Championship

These sides have not met since the 2016/17 season so it is hard to read too much into their head-to-head record. For what it is worth it is honours even from their last five meetings with two victories each and one finishing all-square.

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