Newcastle United vs Watford: prediction for the English Premier League match
Newcastle United take on Watford at St. James' on Saturday, January 15. We made predictions for the this Premier League match, which you can find in the article below.
Newcastle United are having a very poor season.The Magpies were eliminated in the first round of the League Cup after losing to Burnley in a penalty shootout, and then lost to Cambridge United in their first FA Cup match.
Newcastle are doing even worse in the Premier League. After 19 rounds of games, Eddie Howe's men are in the 19th position in the log with 11 points from one victory and eight draws. In the last five matches, the hosts beat Burnley (1:0), lost three times and tied with Manchester United (1:1).
Darlow, Clark, Hayden, Fernandez, Lewis and Wilson have been ruled out of this match.
Watford sacked the manager following their poor Premier League results at the start of the season, and Claudio Ranieri was appointed the team's new head coach.
The visitors were knocked out of the FA Cup by Leicester City (1:4) last week. The Hornets also struggle to stay competitive in the Premier League, where they managed four victories and one draw, which brought them only 13 points. After 18 rounds of the tournament, Watford are in 17th place in the table. In the previous two matches, the Hornets lost to West Ham (1:4) and Tottenham (0:1).
Baah, Sarr, Kabasele, Kiko, Forster,and Etebo are sidelined due to injuries. Louza, Masina, Troost-Ekong are out due to their international duties.
This bet won in 3 of the last 5 head-to-head games.
Goals were scored in both halves in 2 of the last 4 games of the visitors.
Newcastle won in the last 3 head-to-head matches.
Both sides are fighting to keep their spot in the Premier League, so we are expecting a tough game here. We think that the teams will focus on their defenses, and just 1 or 2 goals will decide the outcome of this match.
Our prediction - total under 2.5 goals
Every single point is critical for the outsiders, so we believe that the opponents will settle for a draw.
Second bet - draw