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Prediction: Liverpool vs Watford

Harry Kettle in Free Soccer Predictions 26 Feb 2019

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Prediction: Liverpool win

Best Odds: 2/7

Bookmaker: bet365

We’re in for a treat this week, as fans get to enjoy a rare dose of midweek Premier League football. The fixtures are going to start coming thick and fast between now and the end of the season, and that can only be a good thing as teams begin to get desperate in attempting to secure a solid finish in the table. One game that we’re particularly excited about this week will go down between Liverpool and Watford, who are both on the verge of having their best top-flight campaigns in a long time.

Liverpool

Is the pressure starting to get to Klopp and his men on Merseyside? Maybe, but it’s kind of hard to tell. There’s no doubting that they’ve been slipping up in recent weeks, but their most optimistic of fans will likely point out that at least they’re still picking up points in the form of draws instead of losses. Regardless of which way you look at it, though, they now find themselves in a position where they can’t afford to drop points again – because Manchester City will be ready and waiting to reclaim the top spot.

Team News

Lovren is almost back to full fitness, but it seems like Roberto Firmino won’t be risked after his recent injury.

Watford

Watford are one of the surprise packages of the season, and they don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. It looks like they’re going to be locked in a battle for 7th with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the next few months, which will almost certainly mean a spot in the Europa League for whoever comes out on top. That’s a testament to the kind of team that Javi Gracia has been able to build at Vicarage Road, and it honestly feels like this is only the beginning.

Team News

Holebas is suspended for this one but aside from that, there aren’t expected to be too many changes from Watford.

Factors to Consider

  • The game will be played at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium.
  • Liverpool have won two and drawn four of their last six games.
  • Watford have won four, drawn one and lost one of their last six games.
  • Liverpool have scored nine goals and conceded five in their last six games.
  • Watford have scored 10 goals and conceded three in their last six games.

Conclusion

This is a really, really dangerous game for Liverpool and it feels like Jurgen Klopp is going to prepare as such. The Reds need to approach this like a cup final, and they need to go at Watford from the word go. If they allow the Hornets to build confidence and move the ball around, they’re just going to be inviting the pressure on and that’s not a good position to be in against a team like this. We think there are going to be plenty of goals for the fans to enjoy, and we think the home side will just about escape with the three points.

Prediction: Liverpool win

Best Odds: 2/7

Bookmaker: bet365

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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