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Watford v Cardiff Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th December 2018

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Watford v Cardiff Betting Tips - Premier League, 15th December 3.00pm It is starting to feel like forever since Watford won a league game. They are just struggling at the moment and things just aren’t happening for them. Can they turn their fortunes around on home soil against Cardiff? The Bluebirds have been putting up survival points but have still been struggling away from home. Read our predictions for Watford v Cardiff.

Watford v Cardiff Betting Odds*

Watford 8/13 Draw 11/4 Cardiff 9/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2018 at 8:43 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Watford News and Form

Watford were denied a win at Everton in the 96th minute of their contest at Goodison Park last weekend The draw leaves them winless in their last six league games now (D2 L4) Their Premier League home form now reads W4 L4 going into this one They have lost their two at Vicarage Road (Liverpool and Man City) They have won all three home games played against sides currently in the bottom half of the table The Hornets have scored 11 goals at home, conceding 13 88% of their games at Vicarage Road have made it over 2.5 goals Each of their last seven league home games have gone above the goal line Watford have conceded at least two goals in their last two home games There has been no clean sheet from Watford in their last six league games They have scored 73% of their home goals in the second half of games Watford have conceded the opening goal in five of their eight home games

Watford v Cardiff Head to Head

This is the first meeting since the 2014/15 Championship season The two traded away wins that season Cardiff have lost just one of their last seven against Watford (W3 D3 L1) Watford are winless in three home games against the Bluebirds (D2 L1)

Cardiff News and Form

Cardiff did their survival hopes further good with a 1-0 home win over Southampton last weekend The Bluebirds are looking for their first away win of the season though (D1 L6) They lost their last road game 3-1 at West Ham Cardiff have scored only three goals on their travels this season, conceding 15 They have failed to score in 57% of their road games 43% of their away games though have ended up finishing over 3.5 goals There has been the one away clean sheet for the Bluebirds Cardiff have conceded in each of their last five away games They have been losing at the break in four of their seven road games Cardiff are on a three-match scoring streak in the league They have the joint-worst away record in the Premier League alongside Fulham Only Burnley and Fulham have conceded more goals than the Bluebirds this season

Watford v Cardiff Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals 10/11 Watford to win to nil 13/8 * (betting odds taken on December 11th, 2018 at 9:50 pm)

Watford v Cardiff Predictions

Watford to win: Cardiff’s returns on the road have been poor and even though the Hornets have been struggling for wins, our prediction is a home success. This has to be a golden chance for Watford to snap out of their slump.
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Everton v Watford Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th December 2018

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Everton v Watford Betting Tips - Premier League, 10th December 8.00pm Everton have been putting together a strong season on home soil in the top flight and they will go on Monday night with a three points advantage over Watford in the standings. The Hornets though are struggling badly at the moment on a three-match losing streak and they are winless in five. Can Everton take advantage? Read our predictions for Everton v Watford.

Everton v Watford Betting Odds*

Everton 4/5 Draw 11/4 Watford 4/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 6th, 2018 at 9:47 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Everton News and Form

Everton took a 1-1 draw at home against Newcastle in midweek despite dominating the game The Toffees are W5 D2 L1 at home this season Everton are unbeaten in five on home soil in the top flight With Watford starting the weekend in 11th, it still means the Toffees haven’t hosted anyone inside the top-ten currently at Goodison Park this term Everton have scored 14 goals in their eight home fixtures this season, conceding seven The Toffees have three clean sheets in their last five games Everton have been level at half time in six of their eight home games this season (W1 D1) Seven times this season (home and away) they have been at 0-0 at half time Each to their last four league games have gone under 2.5 goals 71% of the goals Everton have conceded at home this season have been in the first half of games The Toffees have hit the back of the net in all of their home games this season Everton have opened the scoring in five of their eight home games Only man City, Liverpool, Chelsea have earned more home points than Everton this season Richarlison has scored in two of Everton’s last three home games

Everton v Watford Head to Head

The two traded home wins in the EPL last season Each of the last four meetings have been won by the home side Things are even with two wins each and two draws in the last six meetings Everton are W12 D1 in thirteen previous home games against Watford in all competitions Both teams have scored in each of the last five meetings at Goodison Park

Watford News and Form

The Hornets were sunk in 2-1 home loss against Manchester City in midweek That punished them onto a three-match losing streak in the EPL Watford have now claimed just one point from the last 15 available Watford have totalled just two goals in their last five games only Away from home, the Hornets have tallied seven goals this season, conceding eight They have taken one point from their last three away games The Hornets have netted just one goal in their last three road games They have no clean sheet in three away games Just one of their road games this season have produced at least three goals Each of their last six away games have gone under 2.5 goals Watford are without a clean sheet in any of their last five league games

Everton v Watford Tips & Odds

Under 2.5 goals at 10/11 Draw/Everton Half Time/Full Time at 7/2 * (betting odds taken on December 6th, 2018 at 9:47 pm)

Everton v Watford Predictions

Everton to win: The trend has to be towards Everton in this one. They are the stronger, more confident looking of the two sides. Throw in home advantage and a good win for Everton should be forthcoming.
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Watford v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 4th December 2018

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Watford v Manchester City Betting Tips - Premier League, 4th December 8.00pm Watford’s troubles continued on the weekend with a defeat at Leicester. That’s just one point in four games from them now. No such troubles for Manchester City of course though as they powered their way to yet another three points and are showing no signs of slowing up with a six-match winning streak now going on. Read our predictions for Watford v Manchester City.

Watford v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 1/4 Draw 5/1 Watford 9/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 2nd, 2018 at 12:47 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Watford News and Form

The Hornets suffered a 2-0 loss out at Leicester on the weekend That is back to back league defeats for Watford now without scoring The Hornets are D1 L3 in their last four league games Watford have produced only the one goal in their last four league games Their home record this season is W4 D0 L3 Watford have scored ten home goals, conceding 11 86% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals Both teams to score is at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on December 2nd, 2018 at 1:07 pm) Each to their last six league outings at Vicarage Road have gone over the goal line Watford have scored 70% of their home goals in the second half of games They have conceded the opening goal in four of their seven home games this term

Watford v Manchester City Head to Head

City won the corresponding fixture from last season 6-0 Manchester City are on an eight-match winnings streak against Watford in all competitions Six of the last eight meetings have gone over 2.5 goals Watford have lost their last three home game to City conceding 13 goals Watford are winless in 13 games against Man City in all competitions

Manchester City News and Form

City eased to a 3-1 home win over Bournemouth on the weekend The Citizens are on a six-match winning streak at the moment in the top flight They have scored at least three goals in each of their last four games They have totalled 22 goals in their last six league games Over 3.5 goals is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on December 2nd, 2018 at 1:07 pm) City have won their last two away games, at Spurs and West Ham Overall, City’s road form this season is W4 D2 City have scored 13 away goals and have conceded just one Manchester City to win to nil is at 6/5 odds* (betting odds taken on December 2nd, 2018 at 1:07 pm) Surprisingly just 33% of their away games this season have made it over 2.5 goals City have been leading at halftime in four of their six road games

Watford v Manchester City Predictions

Manchester City to win: It’s pretty hard to not back Manchester City to win a game at the moment, any game. They are just humming along so well at the moment and the value is going to be in backing them to win to nil at Vicarage Road.
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Leicester v Watford Predictions & Betting Odds – 1st December 2018

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Leicester v Watford Betting Tips - Premier League, 1st December 3.00pm A late converted penalty earned Leicester a point out at Brighton over the weekend which moved them on to a four-match unbeaten streak of league form. They get back to home soil this weekend where they host Watford who are just the one place and two points ahead of them inside the top ten. The Hornet's lost at home against Liverpool last time out. Read our predictions for Leicester v Watford.

Leicester v Watford Betting Odds*

Leicester 6/5 Draw 23/10 Watford 23/10 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 27th, 2018 at 4:55 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Leicester News and Form

A late penalty from Jamie Vardy earned Leicester a 1-1 draw at Brighton on the weekend That is back to back league draws for the Foxes Leicester are unbeaten in four league games with a W1 D3 record in that sequence Their overall home form at the King Power this season is W2 D2 L2 They have drawn their last two home fixtures against Burnley and West Ham The Foxes have lost their two home games this season against sides currently above them in the table Leicester have tallied eight goals in their six home games this season having only failed to score in one home game Defensively they haven’t been bad either with just six goals against and a clean sheet in a third of their home games. Both teams to score is at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 5:59 pm) 50% of their home games have made it over 2.5 goals this season But each of their last four league games home and away have finished under the goal line Leicester have conceded 83% of their home goals this season in the first half of matches Under 2.5 goals is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 5:59 pm) to see that streak extended The Foxes have been winning at halftime in just one of their home fixtures in the league this term

Leicester v Watford Head to Head

Leicester won this corresponding fixture last season 2-0 The Foxes are on a three-match home winning streak against Watford Watford are winless in four visits to the King Power From the six previous EPL meetings, Leicester are W4 L2 against Watford Three of the last four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals

Watford News and Form

Watford slipped to a heavy 3-0 home loss against Liverpool on the weekend The Hornets are now D1 L2 in their last three games Their away form for the season is a mixed W2 D2 L2 and they have won just one of their last five on the road In their five games (home and away) against sides above them in the table this term, Watford have lost four (W1) Just 17% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals Watford have produced seven away goals in their six games They have conceded an average of exactly one goal per away game on their travels The Hornets have failed to score in two of their last four road games Watford have conceded two thirds of their away goals after halftime The 1-1 draw is the shorted priced option in the correct score market at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 5:59 pm) Each to their last five away games have ended under 2.5 goals The Hornets have only been losing at halftime once on their travels this season so the halftime draw could appeal

Leicester v Watford Predictions

Draw: The Foxes are been struggling to find their winning touch recently and were lucky to get a point at Brighton last weekend. Watford aren’t a terrible side, but just lack a bit of consistency, much like Leicester. Draw.
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Watford v Liverpool Predictions & Betting Odds – 24th November 2018

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Watford v Liverpool Betting Tips - Premier League, 24th November 3.00pm Watford return to action with a tough home game as they welcome Liverpool. The Hornets will kick off as underdogs for the fixture. Liverpool remain unbeaten for the season and will be looking to keep up the pressure on leaders Man City. Read our predictions for Watford v Liverpool.

Watford v Liverpool Betting Odds*

Liverpool 4/9 Draw 15/4 Watford 5/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2018 at 10:48 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Watford News and Form

The Hornets collected a 1-1 away draw at Southampton just before the international break The Hornets are W2 D1 L1 in their last four games They won their last home game 3-0 against Huddersfield That leaves them with a W4 D0 L2 record on home soil this season Both teams to score in this one is at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm) Watford have scored at least two goals in each of their four home wins this season In total they have netted 10 goals in six home fixtures so far Watford have earned two clean sheets at home so far this season The Hornets have scored 70% of their home goals in the second half of matches this season Each of their last five at Vicarage Road have ended up over 2.5 goals. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm)

Watford v Liverpool Head to Head

Last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a draw Liverpool are W4 D1 in their last five league games against Watford Three of the last four meetings have ended up over 2.5 goals From 8 previous EPL meetings, Liverpool are W6 D1 L1 Watford are W1 D1 L1 in their last three at home against the Reds

Liverpool News and Form

Liverpool secured a 2-0 home win over Fulham in their most recent EPL fixture They have remained unbeaten for the season Their away record is W4 D2 in the top flight for the term They are just W1 D2 in their last three on the road. Liverpool have scored exactly one goal in each of their last three away games The joint-shortest priced option in the correct score market is a Liverpool 2-1 though at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm) Liverpool have only conceded four away goals this season It has been a clean sheet in 33% of their away games this season Only 33% of Liverpool's road games have gone over 2.5 goals Each of their last three have gone under the goal line Of the four goals that they have conceded on the road this season, three of them have been in the second half of matches Liverpool have scored in all of their away games this season Mo Salah has scored in three of Liverpool’s last four games and is the 11/4 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm)

Watford v Liverpool Predictions

Liverpool to win: Liverpool have shown plenty of grit out on the road this season and while they haven’t been as free-scoring as they were last term, they have enough to get over the finish line. Liverpool to win by a one-goal margin is our prediction.
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Newcastle v Watford Predictions & Betting Odds – 3rd November 2018

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Newcastle v Watford Betting Tips - Premier League, 3rd November 3.00pm Watford have hit a bit of form with back to back wins in the league having been posted by the Hornets. That’s a good turnaround for them after a difficult run of form. Newcastle earned a point against Southampton last weekend, but it leaves them still on the hunt for their first success of the season. Read our predictions for Newcastle v Watford.

Newcastle v Watford Betting Odds*

Newcastle 31/20 Watford 7/4 Draw 11/5 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 31st, 2018 at 6:23 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Newcastle News and Form

The Magpies are still without a win after playing out a 0-0 draw with Southampton last weekend Overall this season are W0 D3 L7 Newcastle have produced a goal in just one of their last five league games now. Both teams not to score is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 1:35 pm) The Magpies have failed to collect a single point at St James’ Park this season, now having failed to score in their last two there In total Newcastle have scored just three home goals this season in five games Joselu has two of their three home goals for the term Half of the goals they have scored this season (3/6) have been in the first 15 minutes of games They have conceded an average of 1.8 goals per home fixture this season Newcastle have conceded the opening goal in each of their five league home games this season They currently boast the worst home record in the top flight. Only Huddersfield have scored fewer league goals than they have done this term

Newcastle v Watford Head to Head

Watford have won their last two visits to St James’ Park The Hornets won both league meetings against Newcastle last season The Hornets are on a five-match winning streak against Newcastle in all competitions Three of Watford's last five wins over the Magpies have been by a 2-1 scoreline Five of the last six meetings have ended over 2.5 goals

Watford News and Form

The Hornets have breathed a bit of life back into their season with back to back wins following a 3-0 home success over Huddersfield last weekend. Watford have now taken back to back clean sheet wins in the league. Watford to win to nil is at 10/3 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 1:35 pm) Away from Vicarage Road, the Hornets have produced a W2 D1 L1 record so far, their first league defeat happening in their last road game which was at Arsenal The Hornets have averaged 1.5 goals per away game this season and are still looking for their first clean sheet on their travels Watford have scored in three of their last four visits to St James’ Park Only 25% of their away games have ended over 2.5 goals. Under 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 1:35 pm) Roberto Pereyra has scored in both of his last two matches in the league 67% of Watford’s away goals have been in the first half of matches 75% of their away goals conceded have come in the second half of matches A Watford half time win is at 5/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 1:35 pm)

Newcastle v Watford Predictions

Watford to win: There have been a couple of good back to back wins for Watford to raise their confidence and they have seen some key players come back into form. Newcastle still can’t be relied upon to find that winning touch. The Hornets just have more about them at the moment and can be trusted. Away win.
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Watford v Huddersfield Predictions & Betting Odds – 27th October 2018

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Watford v Huddersfield Betting Tips - Premier League, 27th October 3.00pm The Hornet's snapped a run of four winless matches with a very good win over the in-form Wolves last weekend. Can they start building momentum from there? They face up to the Terriers on the weekend who are still looking for their first win of the new term. Read our predictions for Watford v Huddersfield.

Watford v Huddersfield Betting Odds*

Watford 3/4 Draw 5/2 Huddersfield 15/4 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 25th, 2018 at 4:36 p.m.) <br> [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] <br> <br> [toc heading_levels="2"]

Watford News and Form

The Hornets beat Wolves last weekend at Molineux, snapping a four-match winless streak of form (D1 L3). Watford are W3 L2 at home for the season in the Premier League and are a two-match winless streak there. They lost 4-0 against Bournemouth in their last home fixture in the top flight. In each of the three wins they have earned at home this season, they have scored exactly two goals in. A Watford 2-0 correct score option is at 7/1 odds* (Betting odds taken on October 25th, 2018 at 4:39 pm). 80% of their league games at Vicarage Road this season have finished over 2.5 goals and they have no clean sheet in their last four. Each to their last four home games have made it above 2.5 goals. We are opposing that with under 2.5 goals at 8/11 odds* (Betting odds taken on October 25th, 2018 at 4:39 pm) as the visitors don’t look a threat. Watford have scored just the one first-half home goal this season, while they have conceded two-thirds of their home goals in the first half of games. The Hornets have been winning at half time in just one home fixture so far this season. Watford are W3 D1 in their four games against sides currently in the bottom half of the table this season. 33% of Watford’s conceded goal this season have occurred after the 75th minute (home and away combined).

Watford v Huddersfield Head to Head

Huddersfield won both league meetings last season The Terriers scored five and conceded one in the two games Huddersfield are on a three-match winning streak against Watford Watford have lost two of their last three at home against the Terriers Five of the last six meetings have gone over 2.5 goals Both teams have scored in all but one of the last six meetings

Huddersfield News and Form

The Terriers are facing an uphill battle this season with no win and just three points recorded this season. They lost 1-0 at home against Liverpool last weekend and did put in a spirited effort but again with no end result. A Watford to win to nil option is at 13/8 odds* (Betting odds taken on October 25th, 2018 at 4:39 pm) Huddersfield have scored four goals and have conceded eleven in their four away games so far this season. The Terriers have scored exactly one goal in each of their away games. Three of those have been in the first half of matches. Huddersfield have just one goal in their last three games now and both teams not to score is at 7/10 odds* (Betting odds taken on October 25th, 2018 at 4:39 pm). Huddersfield have been losing at half time in 67% of all their games this season. A bigger look at their overall form sees Huddersfield having failed to win any of their last thirteen Premier League games, stretching back to last season The Terriers have though won their last three against Watford and have scored at least two goals in their last three at Watford.

Watford v Huddersfield Predictions

Watford to win: That good win over Wolves has to have done wonders for Watford. They should be able to grind away at Huddersfield and collected the win. We will predict it to be to nil as well.
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Wolves v Watford Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th October 2018

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Wolves v Watford Betting Tips - Premier League, 20th October 3.00pm Wolves will be defending a long unbeaten streak of form in the top flight and they return to action this weekend sat in seventh place in the table. It has been fantastic stuff from the newly promoted side. Now they get the chance at more points as they welcome Watford, whose bright start is well behind them. Read our predictions for Wolves v Watford.

Wolves v Watford Betting Odds*

Wolves 8/11 Draw 11/4 Watford 7/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2018 at 7:52 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

Wolves News and Form

Wolves have surprised a lot of people over just how strong of a start that they have made to life in the Premier League. They have adapted well and they are W4 D3 L1 for the season. They head back into action being undefeated in six and they are W4 D1 in their last five alone. The point in that sequence coming in a great performance at Old Trafford against Manchester United. They have taken a clean sheet in each of their four wins this season so Wolves to win to nil is not an unrealistic proposition at 7/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 7:29 pm). None of their last seven fixtures in the Premier League have made it over 2.5 goals. That is partly down to their excellent control of games and strong defensive performances. Three of the last four wins that Wolves have come up with have been by a 1-0 scoreline. So riding the Wolves 1-0 trend option in the correct score market is at 6/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 7:29 pm) looks a sound proposition. Five of the six league goals that they have come up with at Molineux this season have all been after the half time break.

Watford News and Form

Watford won their opening four games of the season, but their form has taken a nosedive. They have earned one point from their last four fixtures, failing to score in their last two. Just before the international break, they took a hammering at home in a 4-0 reverse against Bournemouth. So the pressure is mounting and they are W1 D1 L1 so far from their three road games, the last two ending under 2.5 goals. Both teams not to score is at 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 7:29 pm) as the likelihood is that this will be a tight fight. Watford have not picked up a clean sheet since their opening game of the season. They have shipped ten goals in their last four league games, and with goals drying up for them (two in four) their attack isn't covering up their defensive frailties. The Hornets have shipped three of their four away goals in the second half of matches this season.

Wolves v Watford Head to Head

Wolves and Watford will be squaring off for the first time since the 2014/15 Championship season. Wolves took an away win and a home 2-2 draw that season against Watford. Wolves are undefeated in their last three home games against Watford, winning one of those. Both teams have scored in all but one of the last six meetings and four of those six have made it over 2.5 goals.

Wolves v Watford Predictions

Wolves to win: There’s no reason that we can see as to not back the home side to take the victory in the game. They have looked positive and ambitious and with Watford falling out of form, it’s a good chance to back the home side.
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2018/19 Premier League Relegation Odds & Probability Update

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Recently we had a look at the Premier League standings after eight games and saw how much the odds on each of the Big Six winning the league had shifted from the start of the season. Looking at the implied probability of the current odds, painted a clear picture there that Man City are still the heavy favourites to come away with the title. But what about at the other end of the table? Things start to look a bit clearer around the start of October when teams are settling into the seasons and indications of form and potential are much clearer than the unknowns at the start of the term. So who, according to the implied probability of the odds, are most likely to get relegated? [toc heading_levels="2"]

Premier League Relegation Odds*

Cardiff 2/9 Huddersfield 2/7 Burnley 2/1 Newcastle 9/4 Fulham 9/4 Southampton 7/2 Brighton 5/1 Crystal Palace 6/1 West Ham 8/1 Watford 16/1 Bar 50/1 * (betting odds taken from Bet365 on October 10th, 2018 at 4:43 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Cardiff 2/9 Implied Probability 81.8%

The Bluebirds look pretty doomed with over an 80% chance of taking the drop this season. It has been a massive struggle for the Welsh club. Despite taking a much more positive approach to life in the top flight this season, the board putting money into new signings over the summer, the outcome looks as if it is going to be pretty much the same as the last time they made it up to the top flight. They are likely to go straight back down. Eight games into the season the Bluebirds don’t have a win on the board and went into the international break on a five-match losing streak. It’s so hard to see how their fortunes are going to change and where the goals are going to come from to save them. They have scored four in eight. Coming back after the international break they have three big home games against Fulham, Leicester and Brighton. If they struggle for points out of that, there’s little chance of them turning it around. Neil Warnock is 7/1 odds to be the Next Manager To Leave Post* (betting odds taken on October 10th, 2018 at 4:43 pm). We like those odds. Prediction: The Bluebirds are probably going straight back down. The spirit and fight is there but clearly, the quality isn’t.

Huddersfield 2/7 Implied Probability 77.8%

Last season David Wagner’s men did so well to fight their way to survival. They have put just four goals on the board after eight winless games and just the three points. They haven't been able to scrap their way to much on home soil either and that is a huge problem for them. Their home form propped them up last term. At this stage of last season, they were six points better off than they are currently. They have looked a long way short of quality this go around. They meet Liverpool coming straight back from the intentional break but then have a run of games through to early December which look easier including Fulham, West Ham and Brighton at home. That could be a defining point of their season. They have to pick up points. Prediction: It is easy enough to see the Terriers taking a tumble down to the Championship. They showed great fighting spirit at the end of last season, there may too much to do by then for them to get safe.

Burnley 2/1 Implied Probability 33.3%

The Clarets had a surprisingly rough start to the season with one point in five games. But they settled things down and turned it around just before the international break, taking a W2 D1 record from three games. Their defence is nowhere near as solid as it was last season but they should still be able to scrape out enough to get themselves safe. When they come back from the international break, they face Man City and Chelsea in back to back tough games. They get an easier spell of things after that. Prediction: The Clarets are 2/5 to stay up and we are going to be all about that* (betting odds taken on October 10th, 2018 at 4:43 pm). Of the early strugglers in the Premier League, they look to have more about them than the likes of Cardiff and Huddersfield certainly.

Newcastle 9/4 Implied Probability 30.8%

There have been so many near misses for Newcastle this season that if Magpies fans were not so busy protesting Mike Ashley, they would probably be laughing. They have lost games against Tottenham, Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal and Manchester United all by one goal margin. They had a bit of a cruel opening run of fixtures having to meet five of the league’s big six in eight games. That has left them with just the two points on the board. But their performances against the big clubs haven't been terrible. The fixture list gets easier for them without question right through to Christmas so that is going to be such an important time for Rafa Benitez to steel his troops and get returns. Predictions: Ahead of the season we tipped the Magpies as having relegation potential. If they can’t turn the corner from now through to Christmas, they are going to be in an even bigger hole. But we see them just scraping through to survive and they are 4/11 to avoid the drop currently* (betting odds taken on October 10th, 2018 at 4:43 pm).

Fulham 9/4 Implied Probability 30.8%

We actually expected a little bit more out of Fulham this season. They were so good in the Championship last season, but Slavisa Jokanovic’s men have not been able to put things together. They play some slick football but over the opening eight games of the season, they were all over the place defensively. They went into the international break with the worst defensive record in the top flight, shipping 21 goals in eight games. There’s a clear problem which needs fixing. Prediction: We think that the Cottagers can actually stay up. That is because they do have good quality in their ranks and have way more depth to compete than some of those other strugglers around them. They will likely do enough on home soil.

Southampton 7/2 Implied Probability 22.2%

It has been another season of disappointments from the Saints who only just finished above the drop zone last season. They have looked terribly lightweight at times this season and collected just one win in eight. The Saints lost their last three before the international break. We put all this down to boss Mark Hughes who is worth a look at 10/1 to be the next Premier League manager out of a job* (betting odds taken on October 10th, 2018 at 4:43 pm). Prediction: We think that the Saints won’t wait too much longer with Hughes, give him the push and get a fresh face in who can shake up and get much more out of this squad than the current boss is doing. They should survive.

Brighton 5/1 Implied Probability 16.7%

Brighton are just one of a fairly large clutch of teams this season who look as if they could have their struggles. Just before the international break though they got their second win of the season to lift them well clear of the drop zone. They have shown, to their credit, that they are at least capable of scrapping out some points with wins over Man Utd and West Ham and have avoided feat against the likes of Fulham and Southampton beneath them. Prediction: Brighton have qualities that are likely to get them safe. They have produced a decent output in front of goal surprisingly. They should stay up.

Crystal Palace 6/1 Implied Probability 14.3%

Looking at Palace this is one of those situations where you eye up to probability and start to question it. The Eagles have basically one ace up their sleeve that is Wilfried Zaha. When he’s not playing well or injured, their flaws show up. They actually look as if they have taken a bit of a step backwards this season which is worrying. That’s based on their W2 D1 L5 record from their first eight games. There’s just a lack of goals and Roy Hodgson could have a tough second-season syndrome ahead. On their return from their international break they face Everton, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and then Manchester United in a tremendously tough run of games. So come the start of December they could easily be in a really rough spot. Prediction: We think that the chance of the Eagles staying up in the top flight are a bit overrated. They have been poor this season and if Zaha can’t drag them out of their rut then there is no one else there who can help them. Surely at 6/1 odds in Premier League relegation* (betting odds taken on October 10th, 2018 at 4:43 pm) they are worth an each way regelation flutter.
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Watford v Bournemouth Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th October 2018

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Watford v Bournemouth Betting Tips - Premier League, 6th October 3.00pm This is a good looking game to come at Vicarage Road. Watford have gone winless in their last three games now so their positive momentum has really started to slip away through their fingers. They will be keen to arrest that situation as quickly as possible. The Cherries have the exact same record as the Hornets, level with them inside the top seven. Read our predictions for Watford v Bournemouth.

Watford News and Form

The Hornets are trying to rediscover a bit of form having only picked up the one point in with last three games played. Their strong start to the season has started to slip away. Overall at Vicarage Road, they are W3 L1 this season, their three-match winning streak coming to an end against Manchester United in their last home game. There has been a trend with Watford on home soil in their wins. They have scored exactly two goals in each of their home success this season. So with that in mind in the correct score market for this one, a Watford 2-1 option is at 17/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm). Watford have actually only managed the one clean sheet home and away combined this season. So the correct score does look a good option in our Watford v Bournemouth predictions. Six of the seven home goals that Watford have come up with this season have all been produced in the second half of their games. So the half time draw at 5/4 odds looks a good option too* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm). Each of their last three games at Vicarage Road have ended over 2.5 goals so there’s another trend.

Bournemouth News and Form

Bournemouth have pulled themselves up level on points with Watford. They got three points on the board in a dramatic finish against Crystal Palace at the Vitality on Monday, the Cherries being gifted a penalty three minutes from the end. While their form is pretty hot at the Vitality, it hasn’t quite been as strong on the road. Bournemouth have produced a W1 L2 record in their away games this season and they have failed to score in their last two. Those lost two games were a loss at Chelsea and then a really heavy 4-0 bruising at Turf Moor against Burnley. Bournemouth have conceded seven goals in their three away games. But Bournemouth do definitely carry a good attacking threat about them. Both teams to score is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm). One notable feature of their game this season has been their sharpness in finishing chances. With the likes of Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Josh King around then they have plenty of scoring options there. But there have been clear vulnerabilities at the back. Five of their matches this season have all produced at least three goals. This could well be good end to end stuff.

Watford v Bournemouth Head to Head

It was four points that Watford earned from their two Premier League games against the Cherries last season. The game at Vicarage Road ended in a 2-2 draw. Three of the last four games between them have actually ended in a 2-2 draw and the Hornets have scored exactly two goals in each of the four games in that sequence. Five of the previous six Premier League meetings have been drawn with Watford getting a win in the other one.

Watford v Bournemouth Betting Odds*

Watford 11/10 Bournemouth 23/10 Draw 5/2 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 2nd, 2018 at 8:23 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Watford v Bournemouth Predictions

Watford to win: Bournemouth are a scrappy lot and are doing really well but out on the road, their lack of defensive strengths just makes them a little unappealing. Watford have done alright at home this season and we are going to back them to get the win.
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