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Watford v Manchester Utd Betting Offers and Tips
Watford’s superb start to the Premier League season got even better on the weekend when they romped to a 3-0 win away at Newcastle.
The Hornets have never had more points in the top flight at this stage of a campaign and their manager, Marco Silva, is rightly winning praise from all quarters for the job he’s doing at the club.
It’s not just fans and pundits who are admiring Silva from afar. Silva is on the radar of clubs around Europe and Watford have already had to fend off interest from Everton for their manager.
Although Silva’s work has clearly been unaffected throughout the constant speculation, he is yet to completely distance himself from the rumours.
It’s clear that the former Hull and Olympiakos boss is incredibly ambitious and believes he can have a similar career path to that of fellow Portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho.
Silva knows that guiding Watford to more eye-catching wins against big sides will do his future prospects in the game no end of good so he’ll be desperate for Watford to beat Mourinho’s Man Utd team when the two meet at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night.
The win over Newcastle made it two in two for Watford. The Hornets needed that upturn in fortunes following a run of three consecutive defeats but it’s Man Utd who need to improve currently.
Mourinho’s men followed a disappointing Champions League defeat against Basel last week with a narrow 1-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.
Those performances raised questions about Man Utd’s ability to challenge for major honours but, after losing at Vicarage Road last season, the United squad have been warned what to expect if they drop their levels against Watford.
Silva’s side have shown already that they’re happy to try and take the game to teams in the top six.
At times that approach has worked (they beat Arsenal at home and drew 3-3 with Liverpool in their first game) at others it’s very much gone the other way (Man City won 6-0 at Vicarage Road and Watford threw away a lead to lose 4-2 away to Chelsea).
The home side’s attacking intent can secure them a goal but in the final reckoning, the extra quality available to Mourinho should make the difference.
In a game where there will be chances for both teams, a bet on Man Utd to win and over 2.5 goals being scored is a solid option at $2.45 with Centrebet.
To complement that bet, make sure to take the $1.79 that Crownbet are quoting on both teams to score.
Athletic Midfielders Can Pounce Against Tired Legs
The Christmas period is the busiest time in the English soccer calendar. As exciting as it is for fans, it is just as tiring for the players.
Fatigue is already setting in for both Watford and Man Utd and the lack of time between their games on the weekend and this encounter will exasperate the effects.
Mourinho has already utilised his bench to introduce fast players against tiring defenders to devastating effect this season and you can profit from that tactic by betting on the second half having more goals than the first at $2.05 with William Hill.
In terms of the players capable of popping up with a goal at Vicarage Road, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Paul Pogba both catch the eye.
Doucoure ($9 to score with Unibet) has four league goals to his name already this season thanks to his clever movement and long-range shooting ability.
As for Pogba ($3.50 with Sportsbet), he scored on his return from injury against Newcastle and his athleticism will see him have chances inside the box against Watford.
Watford v Manchester Utd Top Betting Tips
Man Utd to win and over 2.5 goals at $2.45 with Centrebet
Both teams to score at $1.79 with Crownbet
Second half to have most goals at $2.05 with William Hill
Abdoulaye Doucoure to score at $9 with Unibet
Paul Pogba to score at $3.50 with Sportsbet