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Sheffield United vs Watford

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Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 15:00

Our Predictions

Sheff Utd vs Watford Prediction Verdict

After a thorough analysis of stats, recent form and H2H through Bettingsuretips's algorithm, as well as, tipsters advice for the match Sheff Utd vs Watford this is our Prediction:

Sheff Utd for the Winner of the match, with a probability of 54%

No for Both Teams to Score, with a percentage of 57%.

For Total Goals, we predict Under 2.5, that have a probability of 56%

On the risky side, you can try the Correct Score of 2-0 which has a percentage of 13%.

Reason For Sheffield United vs Watford Betting Tips

  • Sheffield United have the third best defensive record in the Premier League this season.
  • Watford have scored just 11 goals in their 18 league matches this term.
  • Between them, Sheffield United and Watford have seen just five of their 18 respective home and away games end with more than two goals scored.
  • In the Premier League, Sheffield United have scored an average of 1.22 goals per game at Bramall Lane this season.

Blades in dreamland at halfway point of the season

Considering they were touted as prime candidates for relegation at the start of the season, Sheffield United could only have dreamed of being in their current position at the halfway point in the campaign.

The Blades, despite their modest budget, find themselves 5th in the Premier League following their 1-0 win at Brighton last weekend. They are already three quarters of the way to that magical 40 point mark, and actually find themselves within touching distance of the top four.

Chris Wilder’s men are showing no signs of slipping up either. They have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League outings and have now emerged victorious in three consecutive games. At home they have lost one of their last five outings, and the fact that their three victories in this period have all been to-nil tells you where their success comes from.

Hope returns for Watford after win over Man Utd

Watford, by contrast, have had an absolutely dreadful season so far. They sit rock bottom of the Premier League table and are six points adrift of safety, and they’re already on their third manager of the season.

That being said, Nigel Pearson did lead The Hornets to a stunning 2-0 win at home to Manchester United on Sunday, so there’s still a bit of hope to cling on to as we head into Christmas.

Out of form Hornets attackers face tough test at Bramall Lane

Confidence may be boosted at Vicarage Road, but the fact remains that Watford have been absolutely atrocious at times this season. They have scored just 11 goals in their 18 league games so far, and away from home they’ve failed to find the net on five occasions. On Boxing Day they come up against a team with the third best defensive record in the Premier League.

Unsurprisingly, we’re expecting a low scoring game here. Sheffield United have seen three or more goals in just three of their nine home games, while Watford have only been involved in two high scoring games away from home this season. The Blades’ excellent defensive organisation, combined with Watford’s terrible attacking record, makes backing Under 2.5 Goals a good choice.

We’re also expecting the hosts to emerge with the three points. They have won to nil four times at home this season and face a Watford side that have lost to nil five times away from home. With Sheffield United averaging 1.22 goals per home game, we like the look of a 2-0 correct score prediction on Thursday.

Match Odds

Home win: 1.84

Away win: 4.63

Draw: 3.55

Over 2.5 goals: 2.15

Under 2.5 goals: 1.71