Watford vs Newcastle UnitedEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Sep 25, 2021, Vicarage Road
Newcastle United travel to Vicarage Road for an English Premier clash against Watford as they continue the search for their first win of the season. They have shown some improvement in recent weeks but may find a decent Watford side hard to crack.
Watford earned a 3-1 victory over struggling Norwich City in their previous Premier League fixture. Emmanuel Dennis opened the scoring early in the encounter before Ismaila Sarr netted a brace in the second half.
The Hornets failed to build on that win and were knocked out of the Carabao Cup after a 3-1 defeat to Championship side Stoke City.
Watford's campaign has been plagued by defensive problems which has seen them fail to keep a clean sheet in their five Premier League matches this season. Xisco Munoz’s men have also conceded six goals in their last three matches across all competitions.
Newcastle United were not in Carabao Cup action in midweek and travel to Watford off the back of a 1-1 draw with Leeds United last time out in the Premier League. They fought back from a goal down with Allan Saint-Maximin's effort just before half time earning them a share of the spoils.
Steve Bruce’s men are still in search of their first win of the season but have shown some improvement in recent weeks. They have drawn two of their last three matches and were on the verge of claiming a victory against Southampton before Jamaal Lascelles gave away a late penalty.
Newcastle United have looked sharp in front of goal this term, particularly with Allan Saint-Maximin, who often troubles defenders with his pace and trickery. The problem is at the other end of the pitch where they are without a clean sheet after five matches this season.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
Watford have a 9-8 advantage with eight draws from 25 previous matches against Newcastle United. There have been two draws in the last four fixtures while Watford claimed a 2-1 victory in the most recent meeting.
Players to watch
Wingers Emmanuel Dennis and Ismaila Sarr have been the standout players for Watford with both men combining for five goals this season. Bet365 has Sarr at 3/1 to score anytime while Skybet is offering 14/5 on Dennis in the same market.
Allan Saint-Maximin remains the biggest attacking threat for Newcastle United in the absence of the injured Callum Wilson. The winger has two goals already this season and is priced at 7/2 by Paddy Power to find the net at Vicarage Road.
Anything else catch the eye?
Watford and Newcastle United have looked sharp in attack this season and with both teams struggling defensively, BTTS could be on the cards at 10/11 with MansionBet. Watford have seen over 3.5 goals in their last two matches and a similar outcome is priced at 14/5 with BetVictor while over 2.5 goals is valued at 11/10 with Betfred.
Both teams have a knack for scoring after the break so the second half could be picked as the highest scoring half at 11/10 with betfair.
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