We have to be honest – this preview would have been a lot easier to write if last weekend didn’t happen. We predicted a home win in the game between West Ham and Watford, and the score was 2-1 at halftime.
Watford is generally known to score few goals, so nobody could predict the awesome comeback that ended in a 2-4 final scoreline. Can they repeat that awesome performance and stun Mourinho as well?
Watford vs Manchester United
Sadly for them, this is very unlikely. Yes, we said that last weekend as well, but Mourinho is not West Ham. Furthermore, Watford wasn’t really very impressive – they had some luck, some great individual executions, but their game still lacks quality, and you can’t really win against Man United without quality.
They also start the game slightly less motivated, knowing that the points won last weekend could still keep them over the relegation zone, regardless of the result against the Red Devils.
And on the other side, there’s more bad news for them. United clearly won’t want to make any more mistakes after their derby loss against Man City. Ibrahimovic continued his great scoring run and will be looking to add to his tally against Watford, and will have a very motivated team around him.
Watford vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Mourinho knows that early disadvantages are very hard to recover, especially against a head coach like Guardiola – so he will use every trick in the book to ensure that his team wins the 3 points.
Which is exactly what we think will happen. The game itself won’t be spectacular, Fellaini will concede a yellow card, Ibrahimovic will score, and United will win by a one-goal or two-goal difference at most.
Mourinho’s teams are not known for winning games with scorelines like 4-2, but more for 1-0 and 2-0. These are the scores we believe are most likely to happen, in a game which United should win. Not easily, but in the end, who cares?
Both Teams To Score – Yes: 1.80 or 4/5