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Watford v Newcastle betting tips: Hornets look hot

| 22.09.2021

Watford v Newcastle betting tips and odds

Newcastle head to Vicarage Road as 9/4 underdogs to get their first win of the season against a Watford team regarded as 11/10 favourites to make an immediate return to the Championship.

The Hornets have made much the better start having beaten Aston Villa and Norwich although in between they lost to Brighton, Tottenham and Wolves without scoring.

The pressure will be cranked up on Steve Bruce if the Magpies lose on Saturday so let’s see which markets stand out in our Watford v Newcastle betting tips.

Match Odds

In Watford’s last four Premier League clashes with Newcastle they have won this fixture 2-1 on three occasions and drew the other 1-1, so we go 5/4 on a win for Xisco Munoz’s side, 17/5 on a victory and both teams to score, or it’s 8/1 on that scoreline.

The Magpies have scored and conceded in all but one of their five Premier League games this season, so we make goals at both ends 3/4 and a draw by that method is 16/5.

Newcastle fans have been making their feelings known about Bruce in recent weeks, calling for the former Manchester United defender to go on the back of two draws from five games which have left them second from bottom.

Despite Newcastle’s troubles, goals have featured heavily in their matches this season with three of their five producing at least four which was the case in both of the Hornets’ wins.

Three goals or more can be backed at close to evens, but at least four is available at 12/5 as one of Saturday’s Watford v Newcastle betting tips.

Ismaila Sarr was the star of the show with a double in Watford’s 3-1 win at Norwich in their previous Premier League outing and we have boosted the odds from 3/1 to 7/2 on the winger scoring in a home win.

Talking Tactics

Munoz deployed a 4-2-3-1 to good effect at Carrow Road where Josh King led the line, with Tom Cleverley flanked by Emmanuel Dennis and Sarr.

Bruce is persisting with playing five at the back and Allan Saint-Maximin as the sole striker in the absence of the injured Callum Wilson.

Goalscorer Odds

Sarr’s excellent performance last week means he is the 5/1 favourite to get the ball rolling or 21/10 to find the net, although Dennis also looked dangerous at Norwich and can be backed at 7/1 and 14/5 in the same markets.

Former Everton and Bournemouth striker King has yet to score this season but is 9/4 to break his duck.

The ever improving Saint-Maximin is the obvious candidate to break the deadlock from Newcastle’s contingent at 6/1 or he is 12/5 to score as he did against Leeds.

Match Info

Where: Vicarage Road

When: 15:00, Saturday 25th September

How to watch: N/A

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Warren Barner