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Man United vs Watford Betting Tips - Red Devils ready to reignite top 4 hopes

Man Utd have won their last 6 home matches against Watford
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Manchester United host Watford in the Premier League (Getty Images)

Man United vs Watford Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

Man United take on Watford in the Premier League at Old Trafford where the Red Devils can stay in touch with the top 4. Both teams have been unconvincing lately and could cancel each other out with the stakes so high.

Man United Form

Manchester United won 6-0 at Tranmere in the FA Cup where Harry Maguire, Diogo Dalot, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood all on target. It was a valuable win after two straight defeats in the Premier League.

Nemanja Matic scored the winner in a 1-0 victory at Manchester City in the League Cup before a 0-0 home draw against Wolves in the Premier League. The Red Devils traveled to London on Monday where they pulled off an important 2-0 win at Chelsea.

Bruno Fernandes was influential once again as goals to Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire secured all three points. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side traveled to Belgium to take on Club Brugge in the Europa League on Thursday night that ended in a 1-1 draw.

Sergio Romero came off his line to allow Brugge an early opener but  Anthony Martial showed his pace to equalise before half time. Brugge finished the game strong but Romero and Man United held on before the 2nd leg at Old Trafford next week.

Man United News

Defender Axel Tuanzebe, midfielders Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay are injured with attackers Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwoon also out. Odion Ighalo continued off the bench and might have to wait longer for a start.

Victor Lindelof started in Belgium and with Eric Bailly available Solskjaer could start both of them with Harry Maguire and push Luke Shaw to left wingback. Fred and Bruno Fernandes came off the bench in Belgium and should start here.

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Portugal' Bruno Fernandes has made a great start to life at Manchester United (Getty Images)

Watford Form

Watford’s resurgence under Nigel Pearson looks to be over after failing to win in their last five matches. A 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa in the Premier League was followed by a 2-1 extra time defeat at Tranmere in the FA Cup.

The Hornets suffered a 3-2 home defeat to Everton after Adam Masina and Roberto Pereyra established a 2-0 lead. Abdoulaye Doucouré opened the scoring at Brighton in a 1-1 draw where Watford managed 0.29 expected goals on two shots on target. 

Watford News

Defenders Daryl Janmaat, Kiko Femenia and Craig Dawson are all injured but Dawson made the bench at Brighton. Nathaniel Chalobah was another player on the bench as he comes back from injury.

Midfielder Tom Cleverley and winger Ismaila Sarr could return against Manchester United.

Man United vs Watford Head to Head

Manchester United have a 20-4 advantage over Watford with four draws. Man United had won 16 of the previous 17 matches against Watford before suffering a 2-0 defeat at Vicarage Road in December. 

Ismaila Sarr and Troy Deeney scored the goals as Watford had 36% possession and 3-8 shots on target.

Man United vs Watford Betting Odds

Man United are 1.62 favourites with Watford underdogs at 6.00 and a draw listed at 4.00.

Man United vs Watford Match Up

Man United have found some form while Watford’s has deserted them. The new manager bounce appears to have worn off for the Hornets who have a poor record against Manchester United.

Nigel Pearson
Nigel Pearson's Watford are sliding back down the Premier League table (Getty Images)

Man United vs Watford Stats

  • Man United have won 3 of their last 4 matches in all competitions. 
  • Man Utd have won their last 6 home matches against Watford (English Premier League).
  • Watford have lost 16 of their last 18 matches against Man United (all competitions).

Man United vs Watford FAQ

Where can I watch Man United vs Watford live stream online?

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Where is Man United vs Watford being played?

Man United vs Watford is being played at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

When is Man United vs Watford being played?

Man United vs Watford is being played at 14:00 GMT on Sunday 23 February 2020.

What happened in the last Man United vs Watford match at Old Trafford?

Man United won 2-1 vs Watford in their last match at Old Trafford.


Man United are battling for a top 4 spot and should have too much class for Watford. It's a matter of time before Bruno Fernandes starts scoring and home against Watford is a good time to start.

Best Bet: Man United Win Win Market @1.62 at bet365 - 5 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Bruno Fernandes Anytime Goalscorer Market @3.10 at bet365 - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Bruno Fernandes First Goalscorer Market @6.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Man United won 3-0 with Bruno Fernandes scoring the first goal from the penalty spot.
23 Feb 2020

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