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Watford vs Derby betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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Watford vs Derby County betting tips

This article covers Watford vs Derby betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Watford vs Derby betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Watford vs Derby: Match details

Match: Watford vs Derby

Competition: Championship

Date: February 19, 2021

Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, February 19, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Vicarage Road

Betting prediction: Watford 2-0 Derby

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Watford have the best home record in the league but they face a tough test on Friday night.

Derby are in terrific form, having won five of their last six matches – although it’s worth pointing out that all five of those victories have been by a one-goal margin.

Watford really could do with all three points if they are to keep up in the race for an automatic promotion spot.

Watford vs Derby: Recommended bets

Watford to keep a clean sheet. The Hornets have kept clean sheets in four of their last five home matches, and six in their last eight.

Joao Pedro to score anytime. The 19-year-old has impressed this season and could keep his place up front after netting the winner against Preston in midweek. Joao Pedro has seven goals to his name so far in the campaign.

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Watford vs Derby – recent form and head to head statistics

Watford FC vs Derby County form
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Watford FC vs Wycombe Wanderers - 2:0
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Blackburn Rovers vs Watford FC - 2:3
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Watford FC vs Derby County - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Coventry City vs Derby County - 1:0
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Cardiff City vs Derby County - 4:0
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Derby County vs Nottingham Forest - 1:1
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Derby County vs Huddersfield Town - 2:0
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Watford FC vs Derby County - 2:1
Last 5 games for Watford FC
March 6, 2021 Championship 20/21 Watford FC 1 - 0 Nottingham Forest
March 3, 2021 Championship 20/21 Watford FC 2 - 0 Wycombe Wanderers
February 27, 2021 Championship 20/21 AFC Bournemouth 1 - 0 Watford FC
February 24, 2021 Championship 20/21 Blackburn Rovers 2 - 3 Watford FC
February 19, 2021 Championship 20/21 Watford FC 2 - 1 Derby County
Last 5 games for Derby County
March 6, 2021 Championship 20/21 Coventry City 1 - 0 Derby County
March 2, 2021 Championship 20/21 Cardiff City 4 - 0 Derby County
February 26, 2021 Championship 20/21 Derby County 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest
February 23, 2021 Championship 20/21 Derby County 2 - 0 Huddersfield Town
February 19, 2021 Championship 20/21 Watford FC 2 - 1 Derby County
Watford FC vs Derby County Championship 20/21 form
Watford FC Derby County
35 Matches played 34
19 Matches won 10
139 Goal attempts 81
40 Shots on goal 26
59 Shots off goal 31
182 Corner kicks 157
20% Average ball possession 13%
40 Shots blocked 24
63 Cards given 59
185 Free kicks 138
21 Offsides 11
1 Shots on post 1
39 Goals by foot 20
5 Goals by head 3
46 Goals scored 25
24 Goals conceded 38
0 Shots on bar 1
Watford FC vs Derby County statistics for most recent head to head matches
Watford FC Derby County
32 Matches 32
16 Home Matches 16
16 Away Matches 16
45 Total Goals 53
1.41 Average Goals Scored 1.66
11 Wins 13
13 Losses 11
8 Draws 8
Last 5 games & match results between Watford FC and Derby County
February 19, 2021 Championship 20/21 Watford FC 2 - 1 Derby County
October 16, 2020 Championship 20/21 Derby County 0 - 1 Watford FC
April 3, 2015 Championship 14/15 Derby County 2 - 2 Watford FC
November 22, 2014 Championship 14/15 Watford FC 1 - 2 Derby County
April 26, 2014 Championship 13/14 Derby County 4 - 2 Watford FC


Watford vs Derby: Match preview

Watford welcome Wayne Rooney’s in-form Derby County side to Vicarage Road on Friday night.

Watford made it back-to-back wins in midweek with a narrow 1-0 away win at Preston on Tuesday night. Joao Pedro scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot. Tuesday’s result leaves Watford 4th in the table on 54 points – three behind Brentford in 2nd and seven behind league leaders Norwich. Xisco Munez’s side are on course for a play-off finish at least, as they’re 11 points above 7th.

Watford have the best home record in the Championship. The Hornets have won 11 and drawn two of their 15 matches at Vicarage Road, amassing 35 points. Xisco side have also scored the most goals at home this season (30), while keeping a solid defensive record as well.

Watford’s most recent home match ended in a massive 6-0 win against Bristol City. Watford have won four of their last five home matches.

Derby have a respectable away record this season, winning five and drawing three of their 14 away games. The Rams have won two of their last three away matches. That said, they have averaged less than a goal a game on their travels.

Derby picked up a narrow 2-1 away win at Wycombe in midweek. Derby took the lead through a Wycombe own goal but were pegged back just after the break. Andre Wisdom then netted a second-half stoppage-time winner.

The recent result, as well as their recent fine form, has seen Derby move up to 17th in the table on 34 points, six above the relegation zone. Derby also have a game in hand over most of the sides above them.

Watford beat Derby 1-0 in the reverse fixture at Pride Park in October. Joao Pedro scored the only goal of the game. Prior to that, Derby had gone four matches without defeat against Watford.


Watford team news vs Derby

Troy Deeney could be out for sometime after scans revealed he sustained Achilles tendon damage earlier in the month. Joao Pedro should keep his place in attack.

Jeremy Ngakia could return to the bench after missing Watford’s last two matches with a hip problem. Fellow full-back Marc Navarro is sidelined for a further three weeks.

Christian Kabasele, Isaac Success, Tom Dele-Bashiru, and Ben Foster are also all unavailable.

Derby team news vs Watford

Matt Clarke will miss out after picking up an injury against Wycombe, meaning George Edmundson could make his full debut for the Rams.

Lee Buchanan was rested on Tuesday but is expected to be recalled to the starting eleven.

Krystian Bielik, Curtis Davies, and Tom Lawrence are all unavailable for Wayne Rooney’s side.


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