Football Predictions

Man Utd vs Watford predictions, live stream options & confirmed line-ups

By Chris Smith

Published: 13:00, 23 February 2020

Manchester United host Watford on Sunday looking to extend their five-game unbeaten run across all competitions.

The Red Devils have recovered well from their shock 2-0 home loss to Burnley in January, beating the likes of Chelsea and Man City — although the latter victory was not enough to salvage their Carabao Cup semi-final tie.

Watford, meanwhile, have lost that ‘new manager bounce’. After an initial upturn under Nigel Pearson, the Hornets are now five without defeat across all competitions and very much remain in the Premier League bottom three.

Can United build more momentum or will Watford restart their revival? Read on for our preview, predictions, team news and live stream options.

When is Man Utd vs Watford and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Old Trafford

Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020

Kick-off: 2:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): N/A

Online & live stream options: Readers based in the US can try Fubo TV, who are currently offering a free trial deal.

Last five meetings: Man Utd vs Watford

22 Dec 2019: Watford 2-0 Man Utd (Premier League)

30 Mar 2019: Man Utd 2-1 Watford (Premier League)

15 Sep 2018: Watford 1-2 Man Utd (Premier League)

13 May 2018: Man Utd 1-0 Watford (Premier League)

28 Nov 2017: Watford 2-4 Man Utd (Premier League)

Aggregate Score: Man Utd (LWWWW) 9-6 Watford (WLLLL)

Ones to watch

Manchester United: Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial scored twice as Manchester United beat Newcastle United on Boxing Day.

He may lack the consistency of a truly world-class forward but on his day, Anthony Martial is a superb talent and with Marcus Rashford seemingly out for the season, his role in this Man Utd side is huge.

The France international has found the net in each of his last two appearances and with a Champions League qualification spot, the Europa League and the FA Cup all still up for grabs, this is form Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will want Martial to keep up.

Key stat: Only Rashford (14) has scored more Premier League goals than Martial (9) for Man Utd this season.

Watford: Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck has seen the start of his Watford career seriously hindered by injury but a game against his boyhood club, back at Old Trafford, should seriously whet his appetite.

The 29-year-old is off the mark in yellow and black having netted against Swansea City in the Carabao Cup earlier this season and Watford seriously need him to get started in the Premier League with the clock now ticking in their battle for survival.

Key stat: Welbeck is yet to score a Premier League goal this season.

Team news

Manchester United

Watford

Squawka prediction

United remain well in control of their Europa League last-32 tie with Club Brugge after a handy 1-1 away draw on Thursday, making it five games unbeaten across all competitions. Furthermore, they’ll be full of confidence after a superb away showing at Chelsea before that.

Solskjaer will be desperate for his side to carry that confidence into this game and finally discover some semblance of consistency — a quality the Red Devils have sorely lacked this season.

The honeymoon period is well and truly over for Pearson at Watford, who have now gone five without a win. The Hornets were victorious last time these two sides met but it’s hard to imagine that being the case again here.

Scoreline prediction: Man Utd 2-0 Watford

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