Watford vs Everton betting tips: Premier League preview & predictions

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

Both Watford and Everton will be out for blood this weekend following disappointing results in their last fixtures.

Watford were knocked out the FA Cup by League One strugglers Tranmere at the weekend.

The Hornets needed an 89th minute Roberto Pereyra equaliser at the beginning of the month to force a replay at Prenton Park.

However, there was even more disappointment in that replay as Nigel Pearson’s side were beaten in extra-time following a Paul Mullin goal.

Meanwhile, at Everton, the Toffees will be looking to put their Newcastle disappointment behind them.

Everton incredibly conceded two goals in added time at home against the Magpies and had to settle for a draw.

Having had an extended break due to their absence from the FA Cup, Carlo Ancelotti’s men will be rested and out for blood at Vicarage Road.

Watford vs Everton: Who will win?

Despite the odds for this clash being pretty tight, it is Everton who go in as the favourites.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men are priced at 6/4 to come away from Vicarage Road with all three points.

Meanwhile, Watford are 9/5 to keep all three points down south.

With both teams in pretty great league form, a draw is our pick for result betting, priced at 23/10.

Watford have only lost one of their last seven in the Premier League, while Everton have only lost one of their last nine.

That certainly shows that both are hard to beat, and could easily cancel each other out defensively this weekend.

Though, we do think both sides will nick a goal.

As a result, both teams to score and draw at 10/3 is an attractive option.

Moving onto the goalscorer market and Troy Deeney is the favourite to score first at 5/1.

Deeney has missed most of the season due to injury, but has four goals in his last five league games.

Everton’s Brazilian star Richarlison is second favourite, priced at 11/2 to score first against his former club.

Andre Gray, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Moise Kean all follow at 6/1.

Our pick of the bunch is Gerard Deulofeu at 7/1.

The winger will have a point to prove against former club Everton and seems to show up in bursts.

He’s due another brilliant performance.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Carlo Ancelotti, Manager of Everton is seen in the stands prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on December 21, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Watford vs Everton match preview

Watford have well and truly turned around their season under Nigel Pearson.

Eyebrows were raised when the former Leicester boss came in, but there are certainly no doubters now.

The Hornets have only lost one of their last seven games in the Premier League.

While they looked doomed to relegation not that long ago, Watford have given themselves a fighting chance of staying up.

Though, that hope did take a hit in their last fixture.

Watford lost to relegation rivals Aston Villa, with that win lifting Dean Smith’s side out of the relegation zone.

With that in mind, they could really do with bouncing back with three points this weekend.

Can the Toffees make up for the Newcastle collapse?

It’s extremely difficult to put into words what happened at Goodison Park in Everton’s last fixture.

The Toffees had completely dominated Newcastle, and probably should have won the game 5-0 or 6-0.

However, despite being 2-0 up in the 93rd minute, Newcastle snatched a draw with two very late Florian Lejeune goals.

The fanbase was deflated, and rightly so!

A win would have seen Everton placed well for a late top-six push.

Though, as has been the case too often at Everton lately, the Toffees couldn’t live up to their expectations.

After that late disappointment, you’d imagine both Carlo Ancelotti and his side will be out for blood this weekend.

Watford team news vs Everton

Watford have suffered a number of injuries so far this season.

Tom Cleverley will miss the Everton clash due to some long-term problems, with Sebastian Prodl and Daryl Janmaat both in the same boat.

There is some good news ahead of Everton, though.

All of Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes, and Danny Welbeck could be ready for this weekend.

There are question marks over Nathaniel Chalobah, but he too could return.

Everton team news vs Watford

The Toffees have also struggled with injuries this season, predominantly in midfield.

Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin have suffered long-term injuries and while they are closing in on their returns, will miss this clash.

Alex Iwobi has missed the last few weeks and looks set to return against Watford.

Richarlison is also expected to return to the squad having missed the last few games.

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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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