The fun end of the table meets the lower end of the Premier League, when Manchester United face off against Watford. It is a match that offers both sides the opportunity to either consolidate or improve on their position in the Premier League. Ranked 17th in the Premier League, Watford have collected 10 points from 11 games. On 17 points, Manchester United see themselves ranked as number 6 after 11 matches.
Times are tough for both Watford and Manchester United these days in the Premier League. Both have their eyes fixed on this upcoming match to boost morale.
Watford are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts on Saturday claimed a steady 9 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 0.9 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 17 goals, or an average of 1.7 goals a game. They clawed out a clean sheet 0 times in this run.
The Red Devils travel to their next Premier League match, averaging a lowly 1.4 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a disappointing total of 14 goals, while also conceding 16 goals. That amounts to an average of 1.6 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 2 times. Read on for more betting predictions!
Stats and facts for Watford and Manchester United.
- Watford did not win the last 4 matches in a row at home;
- Watford has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Watford conceded in the last 25 of 27 matches;
- Watford conceded the last 21 matches in a row.
- Manchester United conceded in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Manchester United scored the last 7 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Manchester United's last 2 of 4 matches.
Current form — Watford v. Manchester United
Watford in serious trouble
Watford will enter the match hoping to see the back of some rather disappointing results in recent matches. Watford have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it started with a 5-2 win against Everton. Unable to follow that up, they went down 1-0 against Southampton, before handing over all 3 points in a 1-0 defeat against Arsenal.
Manchester United struggling for results
The Red Devils will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. Manchester United have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. They claimed a 3-0 win against Tottenham, before drawing 2-2 with Atalanta. This little streak came to an end, when Manchester City proved too strong in a 2-0 defeat for Manchester United.
Being both the bookmakers favourite at odds 1.47 and with stronger performances lately than Manchester United has put on show, Watford seems the natural pick. Should you find the price a tad on the low side, perhaps consider adding it to an accumulator.
Watford v. Manchester United — fixture history
The last time the pair played each other, Manchester United came away as winners back in February 2020 in a match in the Premier League. Watford enter the match against Manchester United with a 2-0-8 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League. This amounts to a 20% winning ratio for Watford, with Manchester United victorious in 80% of the last 10 encounters. The past 10 matches between Watford and Manchester United have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 6 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals on Saturday.
Current table in the Premier League
Looking at the current Premier League standings, Watford and Manchester United are currently 7 points and 11 places apart. Manchester United will no doubt attempt to grab all three points from Watford this coming Saturday to move further up the league table. Despite being the outsider in this clash, Watford will try to make this a miserable day for their opponents. The result of this game could have a big impact on both teams in their upcoming matches. There is every reason to zoom in on the clash between Watford and Manchester United.
Joshua King is enjoying a great goal per game ratio, as he has been on target a few times recently. Watford will be relying on the services of their in-form marksman yet again, when clashing with Manchester United. The visitors are hoping Marcus Rashford adds another goal to his current tally. He seems in quite good shape with 2 goals lately.