Manchester United v Watford forecast and betting, stats, odds. On February 26, the Red Devils take on the unstoppable Hornets in the English Championship match. What to expect from this game?
Manchester United made it through the group stage in the Champions League with confidence, where the team managed to take first place in the group. At this stage, the Red Devils beat Young Boys, Villarreal and Atalanta.
The first leg of the play-offs against Atlético de Madrid was a success as the Mancunians drew 1-1 with the Spanish champions. There was a poor start to the FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Aston Villa in the opening stages, before losing on penalties to Middlesbrough.
In the English top flight, the hosts recorded 11 wins and seven draws, which brought them 40 points and placed fifth in the table. The team’s defensive line has been very shaky, conceding an average of 1.5 goals. In the last two rounds, Ralf Rangnick’s charges beat Brighton (2-0) and Leeds (4-2).
Bayi, Fred, Matic, Greenwood and Cavani, who has a groin injury, cannot play today.
Watford got off to a poor start in the FA Cup, where the team failed to progress beyond the first round. At this stage, the Yellow-Blacks were unable to cope with Leicester (1-4) away.
There was a poor start to the English league season, where the Hornets failed to make a good start to the championship, leading to the resignation of the coach – on 25 January the experienced Roy Hodgson arrived as coach, who has made very little difference over the last month.
What’s more, the Yellow-Blacks have lost three of their last four games and managed only one away win against Aston Villa (1-0).
N’Kulu, King, Kucka, Pedro and Etebo, who has a muscular injury, will not be available today.
In this game, we will give preference to the home team, which is in great form and played well against Madrid. The players are in good morale and physical condition, which can bring an abundance of attacks and goalscoring chances. We assume that Manchester United will be able to impose their football and win through class and support from the stands.
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The statistics of face-to-face meetings are mixed, nevertheless the Red and White look much more powerful and more creative in attack today. We assume that the visitors will avoid a smash-up, with Man Utd picking up a win with a comfortable score.
Our second bet is a two-goal win for Manchester United at 4.20