Fulham vs Watford | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Slavisa Jokanovic and his boys are coming home after last week’s game against Manchester City, and they are hoping to improve the overall impression after a defeat against the Citizens. Watford suffered their first loss this season, and they too want a quick bounce back, and that is what makes this clash so much attractive. We will have two sides, aiming for a win, no matter the cost, so be sure that one exciting match is right in front of us.
Fulham had one bitter road trip to the Etihad Stadium, where the champs showed them what is like to face one of the best teams in the whole of Europe. Now, they will have an easier opponent when compared to that match, but still, a very, very tough task to handle, because Watford is one of the best crews in the Premiership so far. They are in the fourth place at the moment, and that pretty much gives you a clear picture of their strength. Javi Garcia, clearly stated that his troops are recovered after Sunday’s battle and that their goal is nothing else than three points.
Fulham has only one win after five matches. To be honest, a little more has been expected from this squad after their flamboyant transfer activity this summer. For now, their best player is Aleksandar Mitrovic, who is one of the top scorers in the Premiership, with four goals, and was also, a constant threat to all the defenses Fulham encountered with. The 3:0 defeat in Manchester snapped their three-game streak without failure, in which they eliminated Exeter City in the EFL Cup, and got 4 points from two matches in the Premier League, a win against Burnley, 4:2, and a draw at Brighton, 2:2.
Despite what many think, that Watford’s excellent run ended because Manchester is a better team, we strongly disagree with that claim. We saw only that Garcia’s side is still learning to cope with high expectations and pressure from outside of the pitch. Both the fans and the media expected one more win, and that created a burden for these guys, which United eventually took advantage of, and solved the game in three minutes, just before the halftime. In the second 45 minutes, the Hornets completely outplayed the Red Devils, and if they had more nerves, at least one point would have stayed at the Vicarage Road. That match was the fourth in the previous five they played, which ended with more than 2.5 goals, and also the fourth in which both teams have scored. Remember this.
Latest Team News
Kebano Neeskens will skip this game, while Tim Ream and Tom Cairney are doubtful for Fulham. Tom Cleverly is out of the picture for the guests, while Deulofeu’s situation is followed from day to day.
Fulham vs Watford | Head-to-Head
This is one pretty close matchup when looking history. Fulham has 10 wins, Watford 9, and we have 8 draws.
Odds and Predictions
The Cottagers are slightly favored by the bookies, as they are at 2.37 to win, while the guests are at 2.87. A draw is set at 3.4.
Fulham vs Watford | Top Betting Tip: Draw (2-2)
Fulham likes to attack when playing in front of their own crowd. They are bold, and cheeky in those situations, which is why we believe that this game should be efficient. Of course, there is no need to explain Watford’s style of play, they always want to score, no matter the opponent. Now, this is one very close matchup, like we already said, and having in mind that Fulham plays at home, we do not think that they are going to lose, but also, they aren’t capable of defeating the Hornets. So, form this point of view, a draw is the most suitable choice for all you punters, and besides that, goals on both sides too. Our final prognosis, Fulham – Watford 2:2.