Newcastle Utd – Watford : Preview & Prediction
Newcastle and Watford meet at St. James’ Park in a 13-round Barclays Premier League match. The record of recent direct clashes favors the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches has won 3. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 23-01-2016, ended with Watford’s win by (2-1). Particular attention needs to be paid to the home / off condition as Newcastle presents different results at home and away.
After 4 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, the home team is in 11th place, having won 14 points. In the last match, they lost with Manchester United away (4-1), after having lost at home in a game against Bournemouth (0-1). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 19 conceded, against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 home defeats, with 25 goals scored and 15 conceded. For the championship, Newcastle conquered 10 points in 18 chances, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats in the last 6 games that played in his stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 12 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and never managed to turn the score.
Newcastle enter this unmotivated game after a 4-1 away defeat at Manchester United. The home team usually plays in a traditional 4-4-2, preferring a faster style of play, progressing in the field, mainly through the sides. In this drawing, the two men responsible for creating danger plays in the opposing area are Joselu and Gayle. For being a team with some weaknesses, it is foreseen that the team of the house adopts a more defensive strategy. Coach Rafael Benítez will not be able to rely on Mikel Merino and Paul Dummett for being injured.
The visiting team is currently in 8th place with 18 points, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Everton by (3-2). In the last match, won at home to West Ham by (2-0). This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with a total of 19 goals scored and 28 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, with a total of 17 goals scored and 24 conceded. In the championship, Watford had 10 points in 18 chances, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in their last 6 away games. The team has conceded goals in 7 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has been regular, as they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 12 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Watford enter into this motivated game after a 2-0 home win at West Ham: Hughes and Richarlison scored the winning goal. The visiting team used to belong to a tactical system 5-2-3, prefering rapid transitions, especially through the wings. One of the strengths of the visiting team is how they can react to a disadvantage. The Watford coach will not be able to count on Success, Chalobah, Hoban and Cathcart for being injured.
Newcastle Utd – Watford : Betting Tips
Newcastle Utd – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70