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Watford vs Newcastle Prediction & Betting tips
Watford and Newcastle United meet each other on Vicarage Road this weekend. Both Watford and Newcastle United actually only play for a higher place in the rankings. For the treasurer of both clubs, however, a higher ranking is extremely important.
With 38 points, Watford is as good as safe. The same goes for The Hornets as for Crystal Palace and Bournemouth; all these clubs are not yet safe on paper but know that it is only a matter of time before they are safe. A thirteenth place creates mixed feelings at a club like Watford. Compared to last season, when Watford finished seventeenth, the thirteenth place is neat. However, it seems that Watford could have been a few places higher if they had let Marco Silva down. Under Javi Gracia the results are noticeably less and that is mainly due to the people who are in charge at Watford.
That Watford has not won any more than seven matches also says something about Gracia. Under the Spaniard, Watford only triumphed three times in thirteen games and The Hornets were also eliminated in the FA Cup. Last weekend The Hornets lost 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur and with that the total number of defeats this season in the Premier League is eighteen. Those are the most defeats of this season in the Premier League, although Watford shares that number with Huddersfield Town, Swansea City, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.
Newcastle United is having a great season. The Magpies might not be relegation candidate number one, but the expectation was that the Championship champion of last season would have a hard time. Enforcement was the goal from day one and Newcastle United succeeded. At least, since it is all together, Newcastle United is not yet officially safe. Reality, however, is that The Magpies have to take a point from the last three games to be safe and that should not be a problem. If that does not happen then the competitors must all start doing unexpected things and that will not happen at all.
After four victories in a row the draft has arrived a bit. Newcastle United lost the last two games with a minimal difference. At first, Everton was 1-0 too strong for The Magpies and last weekend, West Bromwich Albion won the final with 0-1 at St. James’ Park. That was obviously a defeat that they did not see at Newcastle United, but it does not actually have any consequences. The Magpies are still in the left list of the Premier League and if they also manage to finish there, Rafael Benítez did a really good job with his team.
Watford vs Newcastle head to head matches
25.11.17 PL Newcastle Watford 0 : 3
23.01.16 PL Watford Newcastle 2 : 1
09.01.16 FAC Watford Newcastle 1 : 0
19.09.15 PL Newcastle Watford 1 : 2
27.02.10 CHA Watford Newcastle 1 : 2