Watford vs Liverpool: Reds ready to get off to fast start


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Kick Off: 1230, 12/08/2017

Stadium: Vicarage Road

TV: Sky Sports Main Event

Liverpool have been in fine form during the build-up to the new Premier League season and are fancied to maintain that momentum by winning at Watford.

The Reds did the double over the Hornets last term, romping to a 6-1 success at Anfield and then a claiming a 1-0 victory at Vicarage Road in May.

We expect the visitors to confirm that superiority and like 5/4 for an away win and over 2.5 goals in the game for our Watford vs Liverpool betting predictions.

A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds

Watford ended up just one place above the relegation zone last term, losing their final six matches before parting company with Walter Mazzarri.

To be fair, though, the Hornets did have a very difficult run-in and had effectively secured their safety when bagging three straight home wins in April.

Marco Silva has become their eighth manager since the Italian Pozzo family took over the club in 2012 and arrived with a good reputation despite Hull’s relegation.

Will Hughes has been brought in from Derby, Tom Cleverley has completed a permanent move after doing well on loan and former Chelsea youngster Nathaniel Chalobah can also add some much-needed stability in midfield.

This tough test may come a little too soon for the Hornets, though, and we’re taking 13/4 for the Reds to prevail 2-1, 3-1 or 4-1 in our Watford vs Liverpool betting tips.

A Look At Liverpool’s Betting Odds

Liverpool suffered a pre-season blow with the news that Adam Lallana is facing a couple of months out with a thigh injury, but otherwise their preparations have been pretty smooth.

The highlight of their friendly fixtures was a stunning 3-0 success at Bayern Munich, while the Reds also won the Premier League Asia Trophy by beating Crystal Palace and Leicester in Hong Kong.

Big summer signing Mohamed Salah has settled in really well, Hull full-back Andrew Robertson will strengthen an area of weakness and former Chelsea starlet Dominic Solanke could prove a real steal.

The Reds have started out with a victory for the past four Premier League campaigns and 27/20 they lead at half-time and full-time appeals from the Watford vs Liverpool odds.

Robert Pires prediction: Watford 0-2 Liverpool

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Last result:

WATFORD 0-5 Man City

LIVERPOOL 3-0 Middlesbrough – Georginio Wijnaldum, Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana

Head-to-head: Watford 0-1 Liverpool, Liverpool 6-1 Watford, Liverpool 2-0 Watford, Watford 3-0 Liverpool.

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.