Watford vs Liverpool Prediction: Premier League Match on 16.10.2021
It will be a first game in charge of Watford this weekend for Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri, as Liverpool are the visitors to Vicarage Road. Can the former Leicester boss get off to the perfect start?
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Xisco was the first managerial casualty of the new season, as Watford decided to part ways with their promotion-winning manager after defeat last time out. Eyebrows were certainly raised, as the Hornets are currently sitting 15th in the league standings. However, their task doesn’t get much easier this weekend, as the unbeaten Liverpool are the visitors.
Many will believe that Watford’s start to the new season has been relatively strong, as they are outside of the relegation place, and have already won two games in the seven fixtures that they have played. However, defeat on the road against Leeds last time out was their fourth of the campaign, and spelt the end to the Xisco era at the club.
Watford have won just once in their last five, with that victory coming away from home against Norwich City. However, one points from fixtures against Newcastle United and Leeds wasn’t what the board was hoping for.
Liverpool are certainly one of the teams in the title race this season, but they have largely gone under the radar with all the attention being on Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City.
Liverpool are still unbeaten in the league after seven games have been played, but their form has dipped slightly over recent weeks, as they have drawn three of their last five, which includes back-to-back draws coming into this fixture. The Reds played out an entertaining 2-2 draw against Manchester City in their last league fixture, and will be confident of getting back to winning ways this weekend.
Watford vs Liverpool Head to Head
Watford will certainly be using memories of their 3-0 win against Liverpool from February 2020 as inspiration this weekend. On that occasion, the Hornets inflicted a first league defeat on the Reds. However, Liverpool still went on to win the league title, and Watford were relegated from the Premier League.
Watford vs Liverpool Prediction
Watford may have caused a shock victory in the last meeting between the sides, but prior to that, Liverpool had won their last four against the Hornets, scoring 15 goals in the process. A big win for the Reds on the road this weekend would be the pick.
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