Liverpool v Watford Premier League betting preview and tips
We’re happy to back Watford on Wednesday night, especially with the Hornets available at odds-against with a 1.5 goal handicap. Javi Gracia’s side will go to Anfield feeling confident after steamrollering Cardiff on Friday night and enjoying a 5-1 win.
Former Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu bagged a hat-trick and Troy Deeney scored a late brace, with the visitors now heading to Anfield where they’ll face a Liverpool side who have won just one of their past five games.
Some are accused of hysteria when claiming that the Reds are losing their way in the title race, although points have recently been dropped against Leicester, West Ham and Manchester United which means their advantage is now just one point over Manchester City.
Aside from a 3-0 win over Bournemouth, the team have had problems scoring goals including the goalless draw against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, with this game representing a chance to get back into the swing of things.
Jurgen Klopp has cut an agitated figure on the sidelines and might be tempted to start the game with Xherdan Shaqiri who might provide more cutting edge from a midfield position compared to Jordan Henderson or Gini Wijnaldum.
A lack of midfield creativity appears to be an issue, while opposition sides have cottoned on to the fact that stopping Mohamed Salah effectively nullifies Liverpool to a large degree.
Watford will also be boosted by Crystal Palace’s ability to score three times at Anfield recently, while Leicester also secured a 1-1 draw at Anfield and the Hornets have only lost four times on the road this season.
They are the best of the rest and come into the game in great form after winning six of their previous nine games. The only defeat was a 2-1 reverse away to Tottenham and that was a game where the Hornets lead until ten minutes from the end.
Watford +1.5 @ 2.05 with bet365
04Virgil Van Dijk