As the English Premier League enters its Matchday 26, among the matches scheduled for Saturday is Watford vs. Everton. The Hornets will be travelling to the Vicarage Road Stadium for the match which is scheduled to start at 18.00GMT. The referee of the match will be Lee Probert. Though Probert has never officiated any match for Everton this season, the three fixtures he has officiated for Watford has seen the Golden Boys lose twice.
At back to back at number 8 against Everton’s 9, Watford can’t afford to lose this home match. At least they will sweat for a draw. Having held the Hornets to a 2-2 during their first leg, at least they have a safety grip on them. They are going to hold their ground to win or at least a draw. However, on average the Golden Boys are not doing very well in reference to wins but drawing has placed them at their current position.
With a blend of losses and wins, the Hornets have found itself at number 9 in the table standings. Having lost two of their last two matches, whether this fixture will offer them the opportunity for a comeback is something to be determined after 90 minutes in the pitch.
With a grim point difference of just 2 points between numbers 8 and 12 in the table standings, a loss for either team, can overthrow them from the top 10 slot depending on the outcomes of the other teams; something either team is not ready for. The teams are likely to play a defensive game. In this regard we are going to place our bet for the teams to settle for a draw.
Watford vs. Everton Head to Head
Teams Watford and Everton have dismantled each other in 12 matches. Everton emerged with most victories at 7 against Watford’s 2. 3 matches have ended with equal results. A look into their 8 most recent matches, here is what we were treated to:
- Everton 2-2 Watford
- Watford 1-0 Everton
- Everton 3-2 Watford
- Everton 1-0 Watford
- Watford 3-2 Everton
- Watford 0-3 Everton
- Watford 1-1 Everton
- Everton 2-2 Watford
The Golden Boys will likely miss the services of Younes Kaboul, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Kiko due to injuries. Sebastian Prödl is seen to be doing better and has returned to training and may make an appearance in the coming fixture.
The Hornets has to be content without the services of Yerry Mina, Idrissa Gana Gueye and Leighton Baines who are recuperating from foot, groin and rib injuries respectively.
Prediction and Odds
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Having ended in a high 2-2 goal score in their first leg of the season in December, each team is coming to the match knowing they collected a point from the first fixture. With almost equal points at 34 and 33 for Watford and Everton respectively it tells us that one point will satisfy each team’s thirsty. We are going to place our bet for a 1-1 draw.