Liverpool v Watford Betting Tips: Over 2.5, 2019-02-27

Premier League Tips

LIVERPOOL v WATFORD
Premier League
Wednesday 27th February 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker: Betfair
Odds: 1.60 (odds taken at 01:00 GMT, 27 Feb 2019)

Liverpool will entertain Watford as the betting tips continue in Wednesday night’s edition of the Premier League at Anfield with the hosts looking to break their recent spate of draws in order to re-open up a lead at the top of the Premier League, but they’ll face a spirited Watford side here…

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Liverpool Prediction

Liverpool have had to endure a frustrating period in recent weeks as they’ve been held to four draws out of their last five matches in all competitions which has seen The Reds lose ground on their title rivals, Manchester City, as the red half of merseyside has seen their team’s seven point lead at the top cut to just a slender one point margin.

Liverpool have been held to stalemates in the Premier League by Leicester City, West Ham and Manchester United, the latter producing an injury-strewn first half which saw four players substituted through injury.

The hosts also drew 0-0 at home with German champions Bayern Munich in their first leg of the round of 16 in the Champions League, so Liverpool will no doubt be desperate to return to winning ways here.

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six matches overall in the top flight while at Anfield, they possess a dominant home record of 11-2-0 35/7 with only 2nd placed Manchester City (49 goals) scoring more goals at home than them in the division. The hosts themselves, have been in rampant form as the goals have flowed, with 8 of their 13 home matches producing over 2.5 goals.

 

Key-Facts – Liverpool v Watford

  • 8 of Liverpool’s 13 home matches have produced over 2.5 goals
  • Liverpool have scored 35 goals at home this season in the EPL
  • Watford are joint 6th highest goalscorers away from home in the EPL

 

Watford Prediction

Watford have edged ahead of Wolves to sit in 7th place of the Premier League thanks to their recent 5-1 mauling of Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium which followed on from a 1-0 home win against Everton to hand manager Javi Gracia back-to-back defeats with The Hornets.

Overall, Watford have suffered just one defeat from their last eight matches in the top flight which was a 2-1 loss away at Tottenham, but wins against Crystal Palace along with the aforementioned victories over Everton and Cardiff mean they need to be respected here.

On the road, Watford have lost just one out of their last seven away matches within an overall reasonable looking away record of 5-5-4 22/17 with the visitors also getting amongst the goals on their travels too.

The forward trio of Deulofeu (6 goals), Deeney (7 goals) and Gray (4 goals) give the visitors a decent chance of hitting the back of the net here.

Betting Tips Verdict

Liverpool know they have a great chance of extending their lead at the top of the table to four points with a win here while Watford will open the game up here and won’t be afraid of attacking Liverpool either – expect goals here.


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