Everton vs Watford betting tips: Premier League preview & prediction

Everton vs Watford 101 Great Goals prediction: Everton 2-1 Watford

After their disappointing loss to Brighton last weekend, Watford will be looking to bounce back when they travel to Goodison Park to face Everton.

The Hornets put on a disappointing display at Vicarage Road last week, losing 3-0 to a side they respectfully should be beating.

Though, there would be no better way to bounce back than beating Marco Silva in his own back yard.

The Toffees got off to a half-decent start when they drew with Crystal Palace in the first match week.

Much was expected of Everton, but they weren’t quite able to get going at Selhurst Park.

Now, after their impressive form at Goodison towards the back end of last season, they will be looking to create a fortress once again.

Everton vs Watford: Who will win?

Going into the game, there’s a clear favourite and it will come as little surprise.

Everton are priced at a very short 4/6 to win the game at Goodison Park.

Despite their slow start, the bookies clearly think their home advantage will pay off.

Meanwhile, the bookies are less confident about Watford after their loss to Brighton.

The Hornets are currently priced at 4/1 to win the game.

If you fancy a stalemate, a draw is priced at 11/4.

With the odds so heavily in Everton’s favour, you wouldn’t be surprised to learn the Toffees also dominate the goalscorer betting.

Cenk Tosun, Richarlison and Moise Kean are joint-favourites to score first, priced at 9/2.

The most likely Watford goalscorer according to the bookies is Troy Deeney, who is priced at 7/1.

Everton newboy Alex Iwobi is priced at 10/1 and provides the best value in the market.


 

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Everton vs Watford match preview

It was a rocky start to the season for Marco Silva and his side.

There was much optimism among the Everton fanbase about their season, but the truth is they never quite looked ready for the campaign.

Almost all their signings joined late in the window and that meant they were unable to make their mark against Crystal Palace.

Jean-Philippe Gbamin looked off the pace, while Moise Kean struggled to have any effect after his late sub.

Though, it could be very different this weekend.

Gbamin will be more comfortable after another week of training, Kean could now be ready for a starting berth and Alex Iwobi will this time be available for selection.

While it isn’t ideal, the truth is that Everton’s season is resting on their new players.

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – JULY 15: New Everton signing Fabian Delph poses for a photograph at the Everton pre-season training camp on July 15, 2019 in Verbier, Switzerland. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

The Toffees have a decent core of players from last season such as Lucas Digne, Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson, but without signings that team could likely only have managed 7th.

Now, with some pretty exciting players coming into the club, Everton are reliant on those to be the difference in their quest for a top-six spot this season.

If the Toffees are to get a win this weekend, their newboys will no doubt play a big part.

 

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Can the Hornets sting Marco Silva again?

There still seems to be a lot of bitterness surrounding Watford and Marco Silva.

The Portuguese boss was sacked on bad terms, having supposedly been distracted by an offer from Everton.

Silva then joined the Toffees in the summer for free, prompting a sour reaction from Watford.

Since his move, Watford have faced off against Everton twice and are actually unbeaten.

The Hornets looked set to beat the Toffees at Goodison Park last year, but Lucas Digne salvaged a point with a last-minute free-kick.

WATFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 10: Gerard Deulofeu of Watford runs with the ball away from Davy Propper of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Vicarage Road on August 10, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Watford then beat Everton 1-0 in the return game at Vicarage Road.

Though, if they’re going to keep up their unbeaten record against Marco Silva’s Everton, they’ll need to produce a better performance than last week.

Javi Gracia’s side put in a pretty shambolic performance against Brighton.

Conceding three goals against any side at home is bad, but against a team who had been considered relegation candidates is worse.

Safe to say, Gracia needs a quick turnaround if Watford are to put a dent in Everton’s top-six hopes.

 

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Everton team news vs Watford

The Toffees are in somewhat of a midfield crisis right now.

Fabian Delph missed the clash with Crystal Palace due to an injury he picked up in pre-season, though he has since returned to training.

Meanwhile, Andre Gomes suffered an injury during the game at Selhurst Park.

Morgan Schneiderlin was also sent off for a second bookable offence during the game.

That leaves just Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Tom Davies as the only fit central midfielders, should Delph not be ready for the weekend.

Alex Iwobi could make his debut on the wing, while Moise Kean could also start his first game.

Watford team news vs Everton

The talking points for Watford will no doubt be Danny Welbeck and Ismaïla Sarr.

The pair missed the opening day clash with Brighton and fans will be hoping to see them sooner rather than later.

Though, Danny Welbeck looks unlikely to play as he nurses a long-term injury.

Meanwhile, it’s yet to be seen whether Ismaïla Sarr will be risked considering he’s trained so little since joining up with the club this week.

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

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