England Premier League
Saturday 9th February 2019
Kick off at 3pm GMT
Venue: Vicarage Road
This fixture may pass European football by but let’s be honest we could be in for a rather tasty match when these two teams meet? Watford are still reeling a bit that Everton not only took their manager in Marco Silva but then came back for second helpings and bought their highly rated forward Richarlison. Sparks will fly and so will tackles and we will come back to that later in the article.
As for both teams performances in the league there isn’t that much in it as the hosts lead The Toffeemen by just 1 point. And that will make this game even more interesting, can Watford make that a 4 point gap or can Everton leapfrog them?
Form is flagging for The Hornets who have just 1 win in their past five games and none in their last three. They have also scored just 1 goal in almost 300 minutes of football. They remain inconsistent at home and have drawn their last 2 matches at Vicarage Road.
Everton come here after losing 3 games in their last four. Their last match was a defeat to Manchester City which saw City go top of the league in place of Liverpool. However they have also lost recently to Wolves and Southampton and the last 2 months have not been a good period for the side.
However Marco Silva’s team did win their last away game which came against Huddersfield. But they have been defeated in 50% of their games on the road this season.
Watford: Abdoulaye Doucoure could return from a knee injury and will be assessed ahead of this game. Feminia has a good chance to come back to the squad after his hamstring injury. Roberto Pereyra looks like he will miss out due to a hamstring injury
Everton: Leighton Baines is out with a rib injury and isn’t expected to feature until the end of the month. Phil Jagielka has a reocurrance of a knock and is set to miss this game. Yerry Mina could return after his foot injury
Watford vs Everton Head to Head:
Earlier this season the teams drew 2-2 at Goodison Park.
Watford have won the last two games when they have been at home.
7 matches in a row have followed a goal pattern if it was to continue there would be under 2.5 goals in this game.
3 of the last 4 meetings have had the correct score at half time as 0-0.
Watford vs Everton Prediction:
Fans can be short sighted at times and this game could well be about and turn into a bragging match, along the question of, ‘was Silva right to jump ship?’ Watford’s Troy Deeney has come out and said this game will get very physical, ouch! But then again we should add the possiblity of a red card being shown to our tips. There is sure to be some tasty tackles flying in as soon as this match kicks off, if Watford take that route it will play into Everton’s hands and they will win. If Watford act professional they have the quality at home to see off the club as they have in other seasons. Like earlier we can see this game ending in a draw, so it may be worth taking Everton on the double chance.
Watford vs Everton Betting Tips:
Double Chance: Everton to win or draw at 1.60
Anytime goalscorer: Richarlison at 2.70
Red Card in the game at 5.00