Kick-off: 1500, 01/02/2020
Stadium: Vicarage Road
We’re expecting plenty of goalmouth action when Watford entertain Everton at Vicarage Road in Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Four of the Hornets’ last five top-flight fixtures have produced over 2.5 goals, while the same applies to six of the Toffees’ past eight away matches in this division.
Punters can get 19/20 for that bet to come in this weekend and we’re lumping on for our first Watford vs Everton prediction.
A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds
Watford suffered late heartbreak in their most recent league game at Aston Villa, going down 2-1 to a stoppage-time Tyrone Mings deflection.
Troy Deeney had put the Hornets ahead in the opening period, but Douglas Luiz levelled things up on 68 minutes before the last-gasp sickener sunk the visitors.
That result left Nigel Pearson’s side second from bottom, but the head coach said: “I think we’re a bit unlucky but that’s life and we’ll deal with it.
“There are going to be setbacks and this is one of them, it’s important we deal with it pretty quickly.”
Watford can be forgiven for crashing out of the FA Cup at Tranmere two days later, when Pearson rang the changes.
They will now look to get back to the form which saw them enjoy a six-match unbeaten run in league matches, with four wins coming in that hot streak.
The Hornets have only been behind at the break once in 13 top-flight fixtures – and that was when visiting Liverpool.
However, Everton also tend to start well and they have lost the first half just once in 18 league games, also at Anfield.
Looking at the Watford vs Everton odds, that makes 21/20 for this to be all square at the interval stand out.
Last Watford EPL line-up: Foster, Dawson, Mariappa, Masina, Cathcart, Chalobah, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney.
Danny Welbeck returns for Watford having been sidelined since October with a hamstring injury. Will Hughes is also back in the squad following a knee problem, but Ismaila Sarr (hamstring) and Kiko Femenia (knee) remain sidelined.
A Look At Everton’s Betting Odds
Everton will have been kicking themselves for not beating Newcastle last time out and climbing into the top half of the table.
The Toffees were cruising thanks to Moise Kean’s first goal for the club and Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 10th league strike heading into four minutes for stoppages.
However, Magpies substitute Florian Lejeune somehow conjured up two goals in 102 seconds to earn his side a share of the spoils.
Carlo Ancelotti put a brave face on things, stating: “We played well, but you have to accept the result because sometimes in football things happen that you cannot control.
“The players are really sad, but I said to them I have more experience, I said to them I lost the final of the Champions League after leading 3-0, so it can happen sometimes.”
The Toffees had previously drawn 1-1 at West Ham and 16/5 for a third straight score draw here is added to our Watford vs Everton betting tips.
One final price to catch the eye is 9/2 for Richarlison to break the deadlock, as he has scored in three of the last six meetings between these teams, twice for Everton and once for Watford before a £40million switch.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Holgate, Digne, Mina, Sidibe, Delph, Schneiderlin, Calvert-Lewin, Walcott, Bernard, Kean.
Everton midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin has suffered a fresh setback in his recovery from a long-term groin problem which could require further surgery. Andre Gomes is also missing still but Gylfi Sigurdsson and Alex Iwobi are available.
Tranmere 2-1 WATFORD (AET) – Kaylen Hinds
EVERTON 2-2 Newcastle – Moise Kean, Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Head-to-head: Everton 2-0 Watford, Everton 1-0 Watford, Watford 1-0 Everton, Everton 3-2 Watford, Everton 1-0 Watford, Watford 3-2 Everton
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