Watford vs Liverpool Preview

 Watford vs Liverpool 

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium – Vicarage Road

Date: 1st May 2017

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Live in-play betting – bet365

Watford host English top 4 hopefuls Liverpool with hopes of bouncing back to winning ways immediately while Liverpool play knowing that only 3 points will be enough to help them finish in the top 4.

10th place Watford have already reached the 40 points mark which guarantees their safety in the league this season.

They will want to upset Liverpool’s bid to finish inside the top 4.

They have won 3 of their last 6 games, losing the other 3.

They lost their last match in the league and will be hoping to get back to winning as soon as possible.

Their recent home form has been good – they have won all 3 of their last home games, although they were against lesser opponents.

Two of those games ended in 1-0 wins, while the other was a 2-0 win.

Liverpool have not given up hopes of finishing in the top 4 despite losing their last home game to Crystal Palace.

The reds know they need to take all 3 points from this game in order to keep their top 4 hopes alive.

Before their upsetting loss to Crystal Palace, they won 3 games in 5 and were unbeaten in 5 games.

They are currently 3rd in the league table with 66 points, just 1 above Manchester City who have a game in hand.

Liverpool have not lost any of their last 3 away games and are currently on a run of 2 straight away wins.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Watford last 5 matches (most recent first):
22/04/17 (a)Hull City 2-0 L
15/04/17 (h)Swansea City 1-0 W
08/04/17 (a)Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 L
04/04/17 (h)West Bromwich Albion 2-0 W
01/04/17 (h)Sunderland 1-0 W
 
Liverpool last 5 matches (most recent first):
23/04/17 (h)Crystal Palace 1-2 L
16/04/17 (a)West Bromwich Albion 0-1 W
08/04/17 (a)Stoke City 1-2 W
05/04/17 (h)Bournemouth 2-2 D
01/04/17 (h)Everton 3-1 W

Last time they met: Liverpool 6-1 Watford

Other fixtures taking place this week in the Premier League Fixtures:

Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Manchester City 9 8 1 0 32 4 +28 25
2 Manchester United 9 6 2 1 22 4 +18 20
3 Tottenham Hotspur 8 5 2 1 15 5 +10 17
4 Chelsea 9 5 1 3 17 10 +7 16
5 Watford 9 4 3 2 15 17 -2 15
6 Newcastle United 9 4 2 3 10 8 +2 14
7 Arsenal 8 4 1 3 12 10 +2 13
8 Liverpool 8 3 4 1 13 12 +1 13
9 Burnley 9 3 4 2 8 9 -1 13
10 Southampton 9 3 3 3 8 9 -1 12
11 Huddersfield Town 9 3 3 3 7 10 -3 12
12 Brighton & Hov… 9 3 2 4 9 10 -1 11
13 West Bromwich Albion 9 2 4 3 7 10 -3 10
14 Leicester City 9 2 3 4 12 14 -2 9
15 Swansea City 9 2 2 5 6 10 -4 8
16 Everton 8 2 2 4 5 13 -8 8
17 West Ham United 9 2 2 5 8 17 -9 8
18 Stoke City 9 2 2 5 10 20 -10 8
19 AFC Bournemouth 9 2 1 6 6 13 -7 7
20 Crystal Palace 9 1 0 8 2 19 -17 3

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