The program of the 8th round of the English Premier League will open with a game in Watford this weekend. On Saturday, 16 October, the local team Watford will host Liverpool here at Vicarage Road. The match will start at 14:30 Moscow time.
We bring to your attention our prediction for the Watford vs Liverpool match. Given the intense competition at the top of the standings, it will be interesting to speculate on the outcome of this confrontation.
This season, Claudio Ranieri’s wards do not show either a good game or commendable results. Having played 7 rounds, Watford has 7 points gained and is in 15th position in the standings. The team slipped to the bottom of the standings after two failures in the previous two rounds: a 1-1 home draw with today’s weak Newcastle and a 0-1 defeat in an away match against Leeds.
The Merseysiders have found the strength to restore their previous game tone and join the fight for the leading positions in the Premier League championship. Jurgen Klopp’s team failed in the last two rounds, having drawn 3-3 with Brentford and 2-2 in the game against the Manchester City team. Nevertheless, judging, by the way, Liverpool defeated the Portuguese Porto on the road, Jurgen Klopp’s charges are in good shape and on the move.
Up to date, Watford and Liverpool have met 34 times at official levels. Watford was successful in 6 matches, while Liverpool won 24 meetings. The teams have drawn in four matches.
Judging by how determined the players of Jurgen Klopp are to fight for the championship, the chances for the home team to get at least a point in the upcoming match are small. However, any result can be achieved at the end of the upcoming game. Probably a lot of goals will be scored. We will also take a risk, and suggest that concerning the Watford vs Liverpool match, bettors should bet on a total / over 2.5.
Probable result – total/over 2.5.