Manchester United vs Watford Betting Tip Home Win -2 – 9 January 2021

Red Devils to sail past Hornets

David De Gea / Manchester United ©imago images / Sven Simon December 09, 2020

Manchester United vs Watford
9th January 2000hrs
Football – England – FA Cup
Pick Away Win -2
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 2/1 odds taken 1340 GMT, Friday 8 January

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United welcome Xisco Munoz’s Watford to Old Trafford this Saturday night for a third round tie in the 2020-21 Emirates FA Cup. After the midweek disappointment against rivals Manchester City, the Red Devils will be hoping to get back to winning ways in another cup competition at the weekend. The Premier League side are the clear favourites with the bookies.

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Manchester United Preview – Comfortable cup win for the Red Devils?

Manchester United are going great guns in the Premier League at present. The Red Devils have responded expertly well from a sluggish start, picking up a string of wins to fire themselves up the league table. United are level on points at the top with rivals Liverpool, who have played a game more.

Man Utd have an excellent record in the FA Cup over the years. The Premier League must take priority now after their stunning form, but United will certainly be up for a run in the cup, especially after losing to Man City in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup in midweek.

Our betting prediction:
Man Utd to win 3-0

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(odds taken 1345 GMT, Friday 8 January)

Before Wednesday’s loss, Man Utd had won three in a row at home, scoring nine times in the process. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s boys will be targeting an easy win at Old Trafford in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Watford Preview – Tough night at Old Trafford for the Hornets?

Watford have had a mixed batch of results since dropping out of the Premier League. The Hornets are in sixth place in the EFL Championship after 22 games played, winning ten, drawing seven and losing five.

After a 2-0 loss at Huddersfield Town a week before Christmas, Vladimir Ivic, who only took over in August, was sacked. The board moved quickly to bring in 40-year-old Spaniard Xisco Munoz. The new boss started with a 1-0 home win over leaders Norwich City, though Watford were beaten at Swansea City last time out.

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Watford are one of a number of teams who will gunning for promotion to the Premier League. With half the season left, the Hertfordshire club have every chance. However, they look likely to be eliminated in the FA Cup at the first hurdle on Saturday.


Manchester United vs Watford Betting Advice

Watford were relegated from the top tier last term, but they did pick up a 2-0 home win over United in December 2019, with Ismaila Sarr and Troy Deeney getting the goals. However, Man Utd returned the favour at Old Trafford, winning 3-0 thanks to goals from Bruno Fernandez, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.


Key Facts – Manchester United vs Watford Betting Tip

  • Man Utd have won six of their last seven against Watford
  • United are joint top of the Premier League with rivals Liverpool
  • Watford are sixth in the Championship, collecting 37 points from 22 matches


With Man Utd flying high in the Premier League, Ole’s boys should be too hot to handle for the Championship club. We can see the home team securing a comfortable win on Saturday night. Take a punt on the hosts to win -2 at 2/1.

Marcus Rashford has had a good season in front of goal for United, netting 14 league and cup goals. After going two games without scoring, the England international will be eager to find the net in this one. You can get 9/2 for Rashford to score two or more.


The best betting odds for Manchester United vs Watford

Manchester United to win: 2/7 at Bet365
Draw: 19/4 at Bet365
Watford to win: 8/1 at Bet365