Kick-off: 1500, 30/03/2019
Stadium: Old Trafford
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Watford have lost on seven straight trips to Old Trafford but are playing well enough this season to give Manchester United a big test there.
The Hornets are eighth in the Premier League table and have booked a place in the FA Cup semi-finals, so should be full of confidence and self-belief.
We think 37/20 for Javi Gracia’s side to avoid defeat is a value pick for our opening Man Utd vs Watford prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United enjoyed a memorable Champions League night when upsetting PSG in Paris but were then brought back down to earth with a couple of domestic defeats.
The Red Devils’ hopes of making the top four were rocked by a 2-0 loss at Arsenal and then they bowed out of the FA Cup with a lifeless display at Wolves.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer described that Molineux effort as “the poorest we’ve played” during his time in charge.
He added: “We started too slowly and played into their hands. Our possession wasn’t bright enough and quick enough, so it’s disappointing.”
Solskjaer was able to ride a tidal wave of emotion after succeeding Jose Mourinho but now faces a real test of his managerial skills.
The Red Devils also looked shaky at the back in a 3-2 win over Southampton here at the start of the month, so 17/20 for both teams to score stands out from the Man Utd vs Watford odds.
Last Man Utd line-up: Romero, Lindelof, Smalling, Dalot, Shaw, Pogba, Lingard, Herrera, Matic, Rashford, Martial.
There are questions over the fitness of Nemanja Matic, Romelu Lukaku, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial after they pulled out of playing in internationals.
Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard, who went on a warm-weather training camp to Dubai, will be hoping to return, while Eric Bailly is a doubt and Victor Lindelof’s partner gave birth over the international break.
A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds
Watford did us a favour when beating Crystal Palace 2-1 in the FA Cup quarter-finals, with our preview of that match featuring three successful selections, including a 9/1 correct score prediction.
Michy Batshuayi cancelled out Etienne Capoue’s opener but Andre Gray grabbed a 79th-minute winner just two minutes after coming off the bench.
Gracia hailed it as “an important day” and stated: “We are keeping the same level, competing well and that it is our target in this moment.”
The Hornets have lost away to Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City in the last couple of months, but they were their only defeats in 15 matches and we feel they may fancy this game.
Having led for a long time against Spurs at Wembley, 23/10 for the visitors to score first here is worth adding to our Man Utd vs Watford betting tips.
Last Watford line-up: Gomes, Mariappa, Cathcart, Kiko, Holebas, Doucoure, Hughes, Capoue, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney.
Jose Holebas will miss out for Watford because of an ankle injury. Tom Cleverley has a calf problem and his fitness is being monitored, but the midfielder is destined to miss out against his former club.
Wolves 2-1 MAN UTD – Marcus Rashford
WATFORD 2-1 Crystal Palace – Etienne Capoue, Andre Gray
Head-to-head: Watford 1-2 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-0 Watford, Watford 2-4 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-0 Watford, Watford 3-1 Man Utd
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