Manchester United and Watford face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at Old Trafford. When these two teams faced off in November of 2021 it was Watford that came away with the 4-1 victory.
Manchester United currently sits in 4th place in the standings having picked up 46 points. Manchester United fans might think this is a down season, but they seem to be hitting their stride. In the last game against Leeds United, Manchester United scored four goals, and that was enough to come away with the comfortable victory. In that win though, the defense did give up two goals, and they are going to need the defense to tighten up. Manchester United played a game on Wednesday against Atletico Madrid, and it ended in a 1-1 draw. Manchester United has scored 44 goals total while their defense has given up 34 goals. Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo have been the top players both scoring nine goals. Fernandes has also had six assists.
On the other side of this matchup is Watford who currently sit in 19th place in the standings having picked up 18 points. Watford has lost three of the last four games including the last game against Crystal Palace where they gave up four goals. Two games ago against Aston Villa, Watford was able to win 1-0 and they are going to need the defense to be strong again in this game. Watford has scored 25 goals total while their defense has given up 47 goals. Emmanuel Dennis has been the top player for Watford scoring nine goals and adding five assists.
Watford’s defense struggled in the last game, and Manchester United is going to have no issue running up the score against them. Look for Manchester United to put up three goals and they are going to give Watford no chance to keep up. Back Manchester United -1.5 to cash.