Liverpool vs Watford: Preview, Prediction, Team News, & Lineups

Liverpool host Watford, who have improved under the new management of Javi Garcia, in the late kick-off game on Saturday in the English Premier League.

The Hornets have lost 16 of their 17 Premier League away games against sides starting that day in the top four of the table, winning only against Arsenal in January 2017.

Liverpool are unbeaten in last 17 Premier League home games, winning 10 and drawing seven, scoring at least twice in each of the last six home league games. However, they lost the last league game away at rivals Manchester United. The Reds have never lost consecutive Premier League games under Jurgen Klopp, last doing so in September 2015, when Brendan Rodgers was in charge.

Liverpool vs Watdford Prediction
Liverpool And Watford Form In Last Five Games.

Watford lost 3-0 against Arsenal at the Emirates last Sunday.The Hornets have won three and lost two of their last five league games. However, they are winless in their last eight Premier League away games, drawing one and losing seven.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently fourth in the league table with 60 points. They have scored 68 league goals this season, only Man City have scored more. Meanwhile, Watford are currently 10th in the league table with 36 points. The Hornets have conceded 50 league goals this season, only West Ham and Stoke City have conceded more.

Head-To-Head

In nine Premier League meetings between these two sides, Liverpool have won six while, Watford have won two times.

Liverpool have won nine of their 10 top-flight home games against Watford, losing only in August 1999.

Players To Watch

Sadio Mane

The Senegalese forward has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against Watford for Liverpool, netting twice in a 6-1 win in the corresponding fixture last season and once in the reverse fixture this season.

Abdoulaye Doucoure

Doucoure has completed more passes than any other Watford or Liverpool player in the league this season. He is also the top-scorer for Watford in the league with seven goals to his name.

Team News

Liverpool

Reserve goalie Adam Bogdan is out with a cruciate ligament injury.

Watford

Younes Kaboul and Craig Cathcart are back in training. Gerard Deulofeu is out with a broken foot. Tom Cleverly will be out for at least couple of weeks more due to his hamstring injury.

Liverpool vs Watford Lineup (Predicted XI)

Liverpool Lineup (4-3-3)

GK: Karius

Defense: Gomez (RB), Van Dijk (RCB), Matip (LCB), Roberston (LB)

Midfield: Can (RCM), Henderson (CM), Lallana (LCM)

Attack: Salah (RW), Firmino (CF), Mane (LW)Liverpool lineup

Watford Lineup (4-2-3-1)

GK: Karnezis

Defense: Janmat (RB), Prodl (RCB), Mariappa (LCB), Holebas (LB)

Midfield: Doucoure (CDM), Capoue (CDM), Carrillo (RAM), Pereyra (CAM), Richarlison (LAM)

Attack: Denney (ST)Watford lineup

Liverpool vs Watford Prediction

There has never been a goalless draw between these two sides in the top-flight, with the 21 previous meetings producing a total of 72 goals averaging 3.4 per game. Liverpool have scored eight goals in the last two home league games against Watford. The reds are up against Watford’s defense which has proven to be less than ordinary this season. So we can expect goals from this game.

Watford have scored just two goals in their last eight Premier League away games, failing to score in each of the last four. Meanwhile, Liverpool have kept three clean sheets in their last five games in all competitions.

Our prediction for this game is a 3-0 win for Liverpool.

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