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Premier League – Watford vs Manchester United: Betting Preview

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Cristiano Ronaldo hopes to help get Manchester United back to winning ways and revive the club’s season at Watford in the Premier League.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United resume their Premier League campaign with a trip to Watford on Saturday.

The international break appears to have cooled the heat on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. A poor result at Vicarage Road, however, will put the Red Devils manager back in the firing line. With the club already nine points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea in sixth place, and five points outside the top four, only a victory will do this weekend.

Watford, meanwhile, hope to get a second win under new coach Claudio Ranieri. The Hornets are only one spot above the relegation zone in 17th place, having mustered 10 points from 11 games.

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Facts and figures for Watford vs Manchester United in Premier League.

  • 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

The Hornets struggling for results

Watford will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. Claudio Ranieri’s side have been a bit bleak in their last 3 matches, although it opened with a 5-2 victory 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.

The Red Devils continue to look blunt

Manchester United go into this encounter on the back of a miserable form in previous games. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have seen it all in their last 3 matches. They claimed a 0-3 win against Tottenham, before drawing 2-2 with Atalanta. This little streak came to an end when Manchester City proved too strong in a 0-2 defeat for them.

Judging by the current match odds, the bookies expect a Red Devils victory for Saturday’s clash.

Watford v. Manchester United — fixture history

The last match between these teams was a Premier League match back on 23 February 2020 and saw Manchester United claim a 3-0 victory.

Watford have been able to win 20% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming the Red Devils in the Premier League. In other words, they have a 2-0-8 recent record, with the latter winning 80% of the matches. In the last 10 meetings of these teams, an advantage was formed on the side of Manchester United, and these matches were also remembered for a large number of goals.

Current table in the Premier League

Man of the Moment

Joshua King scored a hat-trick for Watford recently and hopes to add more goals to his account against his former club Manchester United.

The visitors are hoping Marcus Rashford adds another goal to his current tally. He seems in quite good shape with 3 goals lately. Cristiano Ronaldo’s form, meanwhile, has been one of the few positives in an otherwise difficult period for the club. The forward scored 4 times in his last 5 appearances before the international break.