Watford, sitting comfortable on 9th place will take on Newcastle at the weekend at the Vicarage Road. The Magpies are sitting just 2 places above the relegation zone and 5 points adrift of the 18th place. This season the Hornets do not stand much of a chance when playing with sides from top 6, but they are much more convincing when meeting teams from the bottom side of the table.
Watford vs Newcastle Head to Head
|Last H2H games since 2000||Last 10 games at Watford||Last meeting|
|Watford||5 W/ 2 D/ 5 L||3 W/ 2 D/ 1 L||L|
|Newcastle||5 W/ 2 D/ 5 L||1 W/ 2 D/ 3 L||W|
Worth mentioning: Watford were on a run of 5 straight victories against Newcastle, before they lost earlier this season when the two sides met. Six of the last ten meetings have seen either both teams scoring, or over 2,5 goals. At home the Hornets have won all of the last 3 meetings against the Magpies, with 2-1 being the final score in the two most recent outings at the Vicarage Road. Watford have managed to find the net in all of their home games against Newcastle.
Last game between the teams: 03.11.2018 Newcastle – Watford 1:0; Perez 65’
Last game at this venue: 05.05.2018 Watford – Newcastle 2:1; Pereyra 2’, Gray 28’; Perez 55’; Troy Deeney missed a penalty in the 39th minute.
Watford vs Newcastle Stats
as of: 27.12.2018
|Last game||Last 10|
|Watford||Loss||3 W/ 2 D/ 5 L||2 W/ 0 D/ 3 L|
|Newcastle||Loss||4 W/ 3 D/ 3 L||2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L|
Worth mentioning: Newcastle have scored just 3 goals in their last 5 outings. Only two of those games have produced over 2,5 goals, with the same number of games seeing both sides scoring. In four of the last 10 games the Magpies have managed to keep a clean sheet.
Last game Watford: 26.12.2018 Watford – Chelsea 1:2; Pereyra 45’; Hazard 45’, 58’ (penalty).
Last game Newcastle: 26.12.2018 Liverpool – Newcastle 4:0; Lovren 11’, Salah 47’, Shaqiri 79’, Fabinho 85’.
Top performers Watford: Roberto Pereyra is on 6 goals and 1 assist. Jose Holebas has added 3 goals and 5 assists, while Gerard Deulofeu is also with 3 goals but delivered 2 assists to his teammates.
Top performers Newcastle: Salomon Rondon has 4 goals, while adding 2 assists. Ayoze Perez and Ciaran Clark are on 2 goals each.
Watford vs Newcastle News
Missing players Watford: Christian Kabasele, Andre Gray, Will Hughes, Adalberto Penaranda, Pontus Dalberg, Sebastian Prodl and Younes Kaboul are all being treated by the club physios, but only Prodl has a chance to feature on Saturday.
Missing players Newcastle: Ki Sung-Yueng, Ciaran Clark, Jonjo Shelvey and Karl Darlow are all injured. Only Jonjo Shelvey has a chance to recover on time.
Watford vs Newcastle Predictions
Watford to win
Both teams to score