Newcastle vs Watford Preview | Premier League Tips

Newcastle vs Watford Preview | Premier League Tips

by 15th September 2015

Newcastle vs Watford Match Preview, Betting Odds And Tips

Newcastle 13/10 – Draw 23/10 – Watford 21/10
Odds shown are from William Hill and are subject to change

Kick Off 3pm 19th September 2015

Newcastle hosts Watford at St James Park on Saturday in the Premier League, with the hosts still searching for their first league win of the campaign.
Watford recorded their first Premier League victory of the season last time out with a 1-0 victory over Vicarage Road, as Odion Ighalo scored his second goal of the season to clinch maximum points for the Hornets. The Hornets won that game despite having Swiss midfielder Valon Behrami dismissed.
Quique Flores team have proven to be tough opponents to score against this season, having kept three cleans in their first five Premier League games of the season. The Hornets have also suffered just one defeat, which came in a 2-0 loss at league leaders Manchester City.
Newcastle’s poor start to their Premier League campaign continued on Monday night, as the Magpies suffered a 2-0 defeat at West Ham, courtesy of a brace from French midfielder Dmitri Payet.
Boss Steve McClaren has found life tough going at the north east club so far and has yet to pick-up a win in his five Premier League games in charge. The Magpies have looked ineffective going forward and have score just two goals in the top-flight.
They will have to find a solution to their attacking problems if they are to break down a resolute Hornets defence in this encounter.

Facts And Figures

These two teams have only ever met four times in the Premier League, with Newcastle claiming two wins and the other games being drawn.
Newcastle have won both the Premier League encounters played at St James Park between the two teams.
Newcastle have won five out of the last six games against the Hornets in all competitions, including two games when the pair were in the Championship back in season 2009/10.
Magpies boss Steve McClaren has faced Watford on five occasions in his managerial career and has claimed four wins and a draw.

Team News

Watford are without defenders Joel Ekstrand and Miguel Britos through injury, while Swiss midfielder Behrami will be missing through suspension. Ben Watson could replace the experienced Swiss star in the centre of midfield. New signing Mamadou Obbi Oulare is doubt because of a lack of match fitness.
Newcastle boss McClaren may make changes to his starting line-up from the West Ham game. The likes of Rolando Aarons Siem De Jong and Ayoze Perez could be considered for starting roles in this one, after both coming off the bench on Monday night.
The Magpies have doubts over the fitness of centre-back Steven Taylor and midfielder Sylvain Marveaux, while striker Emmanuel Riviere has a long-term injury. New signing Aleksandar Mitrovic remains suspended following his red card against Arsenal.

Possible Newcastle line-up: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Mbemba, Haidara, Anita, Colback, Sissoko, De Jong, Thauvin, Perez

Possible Watford line-up: Gomez, Nyom, Cathcart, Prodl, Anya, Capoue, Watson, Abdi, Ighalo, Jurado, Deeney

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Newcastle vs Watford Prediction

This could be a tricky one to predict, as Newcastle has started the campaign in such unconvincing style and Watford have been functional, rather than spectacular so far. For this clash I am going for a low scoring draw, as neither side are particularly prolific in front of goal and Watford have looked relatively solid so far this season.
Back Newcastle to draw with Watford, current odds are 23/10.

Our Big Match Tip

An uninspiring match between Newcastle and Watford deserves to get something out of it. Back Newcastle to draw 1-1 with Watford, odds are 6/1 with William Hill.