Liverpool vs. Watford Match Analysis and Prediction

Anfield will be all in arms as the title contenders welcome home league’s bottom side Watford for a thrilling weekend action. The match is scheduled for 14th December, with kickoff at 15:30 GMT.

Liverpool are yet to face a home defeat this season in the Premier League. While the Red Hornets have only managed to register on win in the past 6 matches. Liverpool are set to take advantage of the unrest currently at the club to continue their impressive unbeaten Premier League run.

Watford made headlines this week with the appointment of new head coach Niger Pearson. Niger Pearson was last in charge of a Premier League team in 2015 as he coached side Leicester City. He later moved on to a short stint at Debry and a two year spell as manager of Oud-Heverlee Leuven.

This new appointment included the signing of Craig Shakespeare as the acting assistant coach to Nigel Pearson. In an interview, Pearson revealed that the Red Hornets still have a chance of escaping relegation at the end of the season.

 

Liverpool vs. Watford Head to Head

Both sides have met 12 times with the Reds picking up 10 wins while the Red Hornets only managing one win. Here is a look at their past encounters:

Liverpool 5-0 Watford

Watford 0-3 Liverpool

Liverpool 5-0 Watford

Watford 3-3 Liverpool

Watford 0-1 Liverpool

Liverpool 6-1 Watford

Liverpool 2-0 Watford

Watford 3-0 Liverpool

 

Liverpool Team News

Nabby Keita will be ready for selection after recovering from an injury and netting his first premier league goal. It remains a doubt whether Croatian defender Lovren will feature in the clash after picking up an injury during their Champions League clash with RB Salzburg.

To add to the defensive woes is with the injury issues of Joe Matip which has ruled him out of the clash. However, English international Joe Gomez will be filling the boots after replacing Lovren during the match.

 

Watford Team News

Forward Troy Deeney is fully recovered from an injury and resumed first team training. However, he is yet to make his premier league start despite the impressive performances in the league last season.

New signing Ismael Sarr who netted his first premier league goal is set to start in the clash. Central midfielder Abdouyale Doucure and right back Kiko Femenia are under a risk of suspension after picking up 4 yellow cards.

Watford Team News

New director Niger Pearson confirmed the availability of Craig Dawson in the clash at Anfield. Some of the long term injuries at the club includes new signing Danny Welbeck and Cleverlely who are making substantial recovery.

 

Prediction and Odds

This will be a slight breeze for the Reds given the history between the two sides. The Red Hornets are yet to find their momentum especially with new management.

Liverpool win

Goals over 2.5

Most Goals Second Half

Salah to Score

 

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