Stadium: Vicarage Road (Watford)
The game between Watford and Newcastle United will be one of the most interesting in the upcoming round of the English league. It’s not a top match, but it will be the first time in English Premier League history that a coach outside the British Isles is in charge. The game will be officiated by an Australian, Jarred Gillett.
Watford managed to pick up their second win of the current Premier League campaign last weekend. Xisco Munoz’s side beat Norwich City. The Hornets were better offensively and outclassed their opponents 3-1. Based on their five-match record, Watford have six points. Currently, the team is sitting in 11th place in the English league table. The club managed to disappoint their fans this week. At home, Watford suffered a 3-0 defeat at Stoke City and finished their appearance in the English League Cup.
After a devastating 1-4 defeat to Manchester United, Newcastle United returned to their arena. On Matchday 5 of the FA Championship, the Steve Bruce-led side took on Leeds United. In this encounter, the teams exchanged productive actions without revealing a winner, 1-1. After five games, they had two points. Newcastle United are 18th in the table.
The last face-to-face meetings between the clubs took place in the 2019-20 English Premier League season. In the first round, the teams scored one goal each and did not reveal a winner. In the second part of the season, Watford were stronger in their home walls with a 2-1 scoreline. In all competitions, the clubs have met in 46 games. In terms of the number of wins, the current level is 15-15. In terms of goals scored, Newcastle United have a slight advantage - 56:54.
Expert Betting Tips
In four of the last five matches between Newcastle United and Watford, at least four yellow cards have been shown in all competitions. That streak could be extended in the upcoming game, with Australia’s Jarred Gillett appointed as head referee. The Australian referee shows exactly four yellow cards per match on average. I suggest considering the bet on yellow cards as the main one for the upcoming game. I also don’t rule out a penalty kick in the upcoming match, as Jarred Gillett has awarded an 11-meter kick in the last five games. From Watford, I also expect a lot of action on the pitch, and both clubs cannot yet boast of being reliable in defense.
- Total Over (3.5) yellow cards for 1.97;
- Total Over (2.5) goals for 1.90;
- Both Teams To Score - yes for 1.85.