Liverpool v Watford betting tips: Reds can claim top spot
Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash
The Premier League returns and Liverpool have the chance to at least momentarily take top spot in the table as we have Liverpool v Watford betting tips for Saturday’s early kick-off.
It has been a phenomenal effort for Jurgen Klopp’s side to reel in Manchester City and the Premier League winner odds would suggest the title race will go right down to the wire.
The Reds are the heavy 2/15 favourites for a second win over the Hornets this season, while the visitors are a massive 20/1 as former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson brings his relegation-threatened side to Merseyside.
Saturday’s game at Anfield kicks off at 12.30pm and is live on BT Sport.
Liverpool in red-hot form
A loss to Inter Milan in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash is the only blemish on Liverpool’s otherwise unbeaten record in 2022 and they appear set to continue thriving right until the end of the season with the chance to win four trophies in total.
With the League Cup already locked away in the Anfield trophy cabinet, they have given themselves a fine chance of winning a second Premier League title in three seasons, while the FA Cup and Champions League are also well in range for Klopp’s men, who have taken their play to the next level since the turn of the year.
Although the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane have been getting all the headlines at the top end of the pitch, their defence has been in fine form and has kept a clean sheet in their last four domestic outings.
Salah has already reached 20 goals for the season and will be hoping to add to his tally against the Hornets. He is 12/5 to break the deadlock and the same odds to score two or more as he did when the sides met at Vicarage Road in October.
From the list of #YourCall options, Salah to score any time, teammate Diogo Jota to also find the scoresheet and Liverpool to win could pay dividend at 6/4 in Liverpool v Watford betting tips.
Hornets lacking sting
There is no doubt that Hodgson has brought about a slight turnaround in Watford’s fortunes and there is still hope they may avoid the drop.
Time is running out for them though and just one win in their last five before the international break sees them stuck in the relegation zone and still three points behind 17th-placed Everton.
They have conceded the opening goal on 20 occasions this season and it seems wise to side with the Reds to add to that record at 1/6 in Liverpool v Watford betting tips.
However, one bit of hope for the Watford faithful is their recent away record which has seen them win two of their last four on the road and also draw away at Old Trafford. A share of the spoils is 8/1, while they are likely to need to find the scoresheet to get anything out of this match, so both teams to score comes into calculations at 11/10.
Their main hope of getting on the scoresheet could be Emmanuel Dennis, who has scored Watford’s opener in six of the nine Premier League matches he has found the net this season.
The 24-year-old Nigerian is 4/1 to score his side’s first goal of the game, while Cucho scored both goals in the win over Southampton last time and he is 7/2 to find the scoresheet and 40/1 for another brace in Liverpool v Watford betting tips.
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Liverpool have won eight of the last 10 clashes with Watford and delivered a 5-0 beating to the then Claudio Ranieri-managed Hornets, when they met at Vicarage Road earlier this season.
A repeat of that scoreline isn’t out of the question with the Reds in top form and can be backed at 12/1 in Liverpool v Watford betting tips, while in six of the last seven head-to-head matches, Liverpool have scored at least three and it is 8/15 for the hosts to score over 2.5 goals.
Watford haven’t won at Anfield since 1999 and since then all but one of the seven clashes on Merseyside have resulted in a Liverpool win to nil which is 4/5 on this occasion.
Liverpool to win a high-scoring game with over 3.5 goals is 19/20 in Liverpool v Watford betting tips, while as a #YourCall option Liverpool to win either half, Liverpool over 1.5 goals and also keep a clean sheet makes plenty of appeal at 11/10.
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