Watford vs Newcastle United Preview 25/09/2021
There are several fixtures to enjoy in the English Premier League on Saturday afternoon including the meeting between Watford and Newcastle United.
The game will take place at Vicarage Road and the hosts begin the weekend in 11th place on 6 points while the visitors are down in 18th place with 2 points to their name.
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Watford come into the match on the back of a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Stoke City in the League Cup on Tuesday night. Watford did not have their first choice XI on the pitch and Stoke City took full advantage to progress to the next round of the competition.
However, Watford will not be overly concerned by their exit and their focus will be on avoiding relegation from the Premier League this season.
They took a small step towards that goal last weekend as Watford defeated Norwich City 3-1 away from home. The Hornets took the lead after 17 minutes but Norwich scored an equaliser before half-time.
Watford were the better team in the second half and scored two goals to win their second league game of the season.
The result ended a run of 3 straight defeats in the Premier League following a good start thanks to a 3-2 win over Aston Villa on the opening weekend of the season.
Trends show in their 27 most recent home matches in all competitions, Watford have been undefeated 23 times, meaning they are tough to beat on home soil.
Newcastle United are struggling at the bottom end of the Premier League and they picked up only their second point of the season at home against Leeds United last weekend.
The Magpies came back from a goal down to equalise in the 44th minute but either team could have won the game in the second half.
Newcastle United’s only other point of the season also came at home in a 2-2 draw with Southampton. Newcastle United twice took the lead in the match but conceded an equalising goal from the penalty spot in injury time, which was a big blow.
Newcastle United have played two away matches in the Premier League this season and lost both games. They were defeated 2-0 at Aston Villa and 4-1 at Manchester United. Trends show Newcastle United have conceded 2 or more goals in 8 of their last 13 away league games.
Team news and Watford continue without João Pedro, who is recovering from a knee injury. Kiko Femenia is a doubt due to a muscle problem.
Newcastle United travel without the injured quartet of Callum Wilson, Joseph Willock, Jonjo Shelvey, and Martin Dubravka. Paul Dummett and Freddie Woodman are doubts.
Watford will see this as another opportunity to take maximum points in their bid to avoid the drop this season.
Newcastle United have looked poor at the start of this campaign and Watford could score 2 or more goals on their way to victory, with both teams scoring.