Tranmere Rovers vs Watford Betting Tip Home Win & BTTS – 14 January 2020

Hornets to breeze through

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Tranmere Rovers vs Watford
14th January 1945hrs
Football – England – FA Cup
Pick Away Win & BTTS
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 12/5 odds taken 12:55 GMT, Monday 13 January

EFL League One Tranmere Rovers shocked Premier League Watford by coming back from three goals down at Vicarage Road to force an Emirates FA Cup replay. Can Micky Mellon’s boys cause an upset at Prenton Park on Tuesday? Rovers will fancy their chances, but Nigel Pearson’s in-form Hornets head to Merseyside as the strong favourites to progress. Check out our betting preview for the latest FA Cup odds and predictions.

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Tranmere Rovers Preview – Can the third-tier Whites cause an upset on home soil?

Micky Mellon’s Tranmere Rovers booked their place in League One by winning the EFL League Two play-offs last season. However, the Super White Army have found it tough going so far, as they have won only five of 24 League One matches.

After failing to beat fellow strugglers Southend United at Prenton Park last time out, Rovers remain in the bottom three. Overall, the Merseyside outfit have taken 22 points from 24 games.

This will be Tranmere’s fifth FA Cup match of the season. In round one, Rovers needed a replay to see off Wycombe Wanderers. Mellon’s side then thumped Chichester City 5-1 in the second round.

Our betting prediction:
Over 3.5 goals

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(odds taken 13:00 GMT, Monday 13 January)

Tranmere have been in poor form of late, winning just one game across all competitions since beating MK Dons away from home in league action on November 2nd. They have also lost their last two at Prenton Park. Can the Whites cause an unlikely cup upset on Tuesday?


Watford Preview – Will the in-form Premier League outfit be too strong?

Since Nigel Pearson took over at Vicarage Road, Watford have really turned a corner. The former Leicester City boss divided opinion when joining, but nobody can argue with the stunning impact he’s had on the club so far.

Pearson lost at Liverpool in his first game in charge in mid-December, but the Hornets are unbeaten in six league and cup games since then, winning four and drawing two. Last weekend, Watford secured a superb 3-0 victory at fellow strugglers Bournemouth, moving out of the bottom three as a result.

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Watford were stunned by Tranmere in the first game. Goals from Tom Dele-Bashiru, Nathaniel Chalobah and Roberto Pereyra gave them a seemingly unassailable lead at the break. However, a brilliant comeback by the League One team has forced a replay.

Watford will be desperate to put things right and book their spot in the fourth round where a home game with either Manchester United or Wolverhampton Wanderers awaits. Will the Hornets get the job done at Prenton Park?


Tranmere Rovers vs Watford Betting Advice

Surviving in League One will be priority for Rovers. Of course, a cup run could be beneficial, but getting the better of a revitalised Watford team will be a tall order for Mellon and his side.

The Herefordshire club have been sensational in recent weeks, with last Sunday’s comfortable victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium just showcasing how far they have come under Pearson. Watford should win this one, but I can see the home team getting on the scoresheet. Have a punt on the away win and both teams to score at the tempting odds of 12/5.


Key Facts – Tranmere Rovers vs Watford Betting Tip

  • Tranmere’s last three league and cup wins have come on home soil
  • Watford are unbeaten in six, with four of those being victories
  • These two have not met in league action since 2001


Troy Deeney has been in tip-top form in recent weeks. The Watford skipper has scored four goals in his last five Premier League appearances, including one at Bournemouth last time out. Deeney is available at 15/4 to net first at Prenton Park on Tuesday.


The best betting odds for Tranmere Rovers vs Watford

Tranmere Rovers to win: 4/1 at Bet365
Draw: 3/1 at Bet365
Watford to win: 4/6 at Bet365