Lineups

Manchester United

( 4-1-4-1 )

  • 1. David de Gea

  • 6. C. Smalling

  • 15. A. Young

  • 23. L. Shaw

  • 4. P. Jones

  • 8. Mata

    63'
  • 21. Ander Herrera

    63'
  • 31. N. Matić

  • 6. P. Pogba

  • 9. A. Martial Goal

    77'
  • 10. M. Rashford Goal

Substitutes

  • 22. S. Romero

  • 18. M. Rojo

    77'
  • 20. Diogo Dalot

  • 14. J. Lingard

    63'
  • 17. Fred

  • 15. Andreas Pereira Yellow Card

    63'
  • 9. R. Lukaku

England - Premier League

17' W. Hughes 17' Yellow Card 17'  W. Hughes 82' A. Masina 82' Yellow Card 82'  A. Masina 90' Andreas Pereira 90' Yellow Card 90'  Andreas Pereira 28' M. Rashford 28' Goal 28'   Rashford M. Rashford 72' A. Martial 72' Goal 72'   Martial A. Martial 90' A. Doucouré 90' Goal 90'   Doucouré A. Doucouré
Manchester United

Manchester United

2 - 1

Watford

Watford

  • 28'
    1 - 0
  • 72'
    2 - 0
  • 90'
    2 - 1
  • Date: 30/03/2019
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Old Trafford
  • Referee: Stuart Attwell
Manchester United vs Watford

Date published: 3/30/2019 12:12:23 PM

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take charge of his first game as permanent Man Utd manager when the Red Devils face Watford on Saturday.

bet365 Pre-Match Odds: Manchester United 2/5, Draw 7/2, Watford 7/1 

 

MATCH PREVIEW

 

It was revealed on Thursday that the Norwegian had been handed a three-year contract by the Old Trafford board after an impressive run during his time as interim manager.

 

Solskjaer has led United to 14 wins, two draws and three defeats during his 19 games in charge, during which time his team have scored 40 goals and conceded just 17. The new boss has called on his players to go on and clinch a top-four place, starting with a win over Watford.

 

The hosts will be forced to make late decisions on seven first-team players, with Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Anthony Martial, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly missing games for their countries.

 

United will have Antonio Valencia back in contention after injury, while Ashley Young returns to the squad after suspension and could face his former club.

 

Meanwhile, Watford head to Old Trafford looking to avoid a third straight away defeat in the league. However, they have lost their last four meetings with United, including a 2-1 home defeat in September.

 

Javi Gracia has been boosted by the news that Jose Holebas has recovered from injury and is available for selection, but Tom Cleverley will miss the game against his former club due to a calf problem.

 

Gracia is expected to pick between Domingos Quina - who played for Portugal Under-20s this week - or Nathaniel Chalobah to replace Cleverley in midfield.

 

BETTING ADVICE

 

Ole Gunnar Solskjear will be looking to pick up his first win as permanent Manchester United manager – Watford will be keen to spoil his party. 

 

Since his arrival at the club, Solskjear has seemed unstoppable… until now. Two straight defeat against Wolves and Arsenal has proved that Manchester United may not be as invincible under the Norwegian manager as it may have first seemed. Alternatively, the two defeats may have come as a result of a Champions League hangover. 

 

Whatever the reason is, Watford won’t care. All Javi Garcia’s men will be thinking is that Manchester United are for the taking. Watford themselves have been in decent form losing just two of their last eight games in all competitions. 

 

What’s more, let’s not forget that these two defeats did come at the hands of Manchester City (3-1) and Liverpool (5-0).

 

Should Watford overcome the odds and win at Old Trafford, it will be their first away win over Manchester United in 11 attempts. 

 

In terms of the general head to head record, Watford’s last win over the Red Devils came in 2016 at Vicarage Road. However, since then United have managed four straight victories. 

 

Looking at the betting, the recommendation is to back the away side in the double chance market. A Watford win or draw is currently priced at 2/1. That is a price that cannot be ignored, especially when it comes to a Manchester United team who have lost two straight games. 

 

Recommendation
Watford/Draw Double Chance – 2/1 bet365

 

 

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Simulation

Watford vs Manchester United

There is a 21.2% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Manchester United, at 66.7%, are heavy favorites to beat Watford who have a 12.1% chance.
In simulation wins, Watford upsets Manchester United by averaging 9.6 shots and 3.9 shots on goal.
They average 2.0 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.5 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Manchester United 2.2 to Watford 0.8.

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 32
  • Old Trafford
  • Stuart Attwell
  • 74,543
  • 30 Mar, 15:00

Predictions

Markets Odds Probability% Bet Here
Over 0.5 In 1st Half
3/10 Bookmaker
73%Panelty

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Both Teams To Score
11/2 Bookmaker
67%Panelty

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1st Goal Before 30 Minutes
5/6 Bookmaker
67%Panelty

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Over 2.5 In Full Time
4/1 Bookmaker
64%Panelty

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Over 2.5 Both Teams To Score
5/4 Bookmaker
58%Panelty

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Last Goal After 73 Minutes
10/11 Bookmaker
57%Panelty

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Betting Tips

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Watford Player Prediction

Players Shots SG Goals G%
R. Pereyra 1.29 0.48 0.17 16.10%
Deulofeu 1.37 0.37 0.10 9.62%
A. Doucouré 1.29 0.39 0.10 9.46%
W. Hughes 0.72 0.31 0.08 7.58%

League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
1 Manchester City 38 32 2 4 95 23 72 98
2 Liverpool 38 30 7 1 89 22 67 97
3 Chelsea 38 21 9 8 63 39 24 72
4 Tottenham 38 23 2 13 67 39 28 71
5 Arsenal 38 21 7 10 73 51 22 70
6 Manchester United 38 19 9 10 65 54 11 66
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 16 9 13 47 46 1 57
8 Everton 38 15 9 14 54 46 8 54
9 Leicester City 38 15 7 16 51 48 3 52
10 West Ham United 38 15 7 16 52 55 -3 52
11 Watford 38 14 8 16 52 59 -7 50
12 Crystal Palace 38 14 7 17 51 53 -2 49
13 Newcastle United 38 12 9 17 42 48 -6 45
14 AFC Bournemouth 38 13 6 19 56 70 -14 45
15 Burnley 38 11 7 20 45 68 -23 40
16 Southampton 38 9 12 17 45 65 -20 39
17 Brighton and Hove Albion 38 9 9 20 35 60 -25 36
18 Cardiff City 38 10 4 24 34 69 -35 34
19 Fulham 38 7 5 26 34 81 -47 26
20 Huddersfield Town 38 3 7 28 22 76 -54 16
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Watford

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  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Pd
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • Pts
  • Rank
  • Overall Record
  • 38
  • 19
  • 9
  • 10
  • 66
  • 6
  • 38
  • 14
  • 8
  • 16
  • 50
  • 11
  • Away Record
  • 19
  • 10
  • 6
  • 3
  • 36
  • 6
  • 19
  • 8
  • 3
  • 8
  • 27
  • 11
  • Home Record
  • 19
  • 9
  • 3
  • 7
  • 30
  • 6
  • 19
  • 6
  • 5
  • 8
  • 23
  • 11
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Home
  • Away
  • Overall
  • Goal for
  • 33
  • 32
  • 65
  • 26
  • 26
  • 52
  • Average Goal For
  • 8
  • 3
  • 11
  • -2
  • -5
  • -7
  • Goal Against
  • 25
  • 29
  • 54
  • 28
  • 31
  • 59
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  • Pts
  • Rank
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  • Last 8 Overall
  • 8
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • 66
  • 6
  • 8
  • 2
  • 0
  • 6
  • 50
  • 11
  • Last 5 Away
  • 5
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 66
  • 6
  • 5
  • 0
  • 0
  • 5
  • 50
  • 11
  • Last 5 Home
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
  • 66
  • 6
  • 5
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 50
  • 11

Recent Head-to-Head Results

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13-May-2018
Manchester United 1-0 Watford
28-Nov-2017
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Manchester United 2-0 Watford
18-Sep-2016
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02-Mar-2016
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21-Nov-2015
Watford 1-2 Manchester United

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22/07/2020
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19/07/2020
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16/07/2020
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13/07/2020
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Watford Last 5 Games

26/07/2020
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21/07/2020
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17/07/2020
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11/07/2020
Watford 2-1 Newcastle United
07/07/2020
Watford 2-1 Norwich City

Lineups

Manchester United
(4-1-4-1)
Watford
(4-2-3-1)
  • 1. David de Gea

  • 6. C. Smalling

  • 15. A. Young

  • 23. L. Shaw

  • 4. P. Jones

  • 8. Mata

    63'
  • 21. Ander Herrera

    63'
  • 31. N. Matić

  • 6. P. Pogba

  • 9. A. Martial Goal

    77'
  • 10. M. Rashford Goal

Substitutes

  • 22. S. Romero

  • 18. M. Rojo

    77'
  • 20. Diogo Dalot

  • 14. J. Lingard

    63'
  • 17. Fred

  • 15. Andreas Pereira Yellow Card

    63'
  • 9. R. Lukaku

  • 26. B. Foster

  • 3. M. Britos

  • 11. A. Masina Yellow Card

  • 27. C. Kabasele

  • 2. D. Janmaat

    55'
  • 29. E. Capoue

  • 19. W. Hughes Yellow Card

    81'
  • 16. A. Doucouré Goal

  • 37. R. Pereyra

  • 9. T. Deeney

  • 7. Deulofeu

    73'

Substitutes

  • 1. Gomes

  • 15. C. Cathcart

  • 25. J. Holebas

  • 21. Kiko Femenía

    55'
  • 20. Domingos Quina

  • 18. A. Gray

    73'
  • 22. I. Success

    81'
Manchester United Manchester United
Watford Watford
3
Corners
5
4
Shots On Target
7
45
Possession
55
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
3
Shots Off Target
12
77
Attacks
112
51
Dangerous
76

Manchester United v Watford

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    Manchester United 2-1 Watford

    Date published: 3/30/2019 6:34:57 PM

    Manchester United gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a winning start as their permanent manager as they won 2-1 at home to Watford.

    The hosts showed four changes to the side who lost 2-0 at Arsenal, with Anthony Martial, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Phil Jones replacing Romelu Lukaku, Fred, Diogo Dalot and Victor Lindelof.
    Watford also made four alterations, with Kiko Femenia, Tom Cleverley, Isaac Success and Andre Gray replaced by Gerard Deulofeu, Will Hughes, Roberto Pereyra and Troy Deeney.
    The visitors made a positive start at Old Trafford, with Abdoulaye Doucoure shooting wide from eight yards out with six minutes on the clock.
    Six minutes later David de Gea had to push away a Deeney header after a patient Watford attack culminated in Daryl Janmaat lifting over a fine cross from the right side of the area.
    United finally threatened soon after but Luke Shaw was unable to direct his cross to the unmarked Marcus Rashford a couple of yards out.
    And 28 minutes in the Red Devils hit the front as Shaw more than made amends by threading a superb throughball in to Rashford, who calmly lifted his finish over the advancing Ben Foster.
    Foster then denied Martial with a superb reaction save as the hosts began to dominate before Rashford rounded the keeper, only to find the angle too tight to get in a shot.
    Early in the second half Janmaat lashed a shot high over the crossbar from just inside the area before De Gea got down smartly to push away a low drive from Pereyra.
    The Hornets continued to enjoy plenty of possession but were unable to carve out any further clear chances. And with just under 20 minutes to play the hosts made the score 2-0 with a scruffy effort eventually bundled home by Martial, whose initial effort was blocked by Foster before the French forward netted from the rebound.
    In the final minute of normal time Doucoure pulled a goal back, finishing coolly after playing the ball into the area himself and collecting a flick from sub Isaac Success, but the home side held on to claim the three points and move up to fourth place.

    Lineups

    Watford

    ( 4-1-4-1 )

    • 26. B. Foster

    • 3. M. Britos

    • 11. A. Masina Yellow Card

    • 27. C. Kabasele

    • 2. D. Janmaat

      55'
    • 29. E. Capoue

    • 19. W. Hughes Yellow Card

      81'
    • 16. A. Doucouré Goal

    • 37. R. Pereyra

    • 9. T. Deeney

    • 7. Deulofeu

      73'

    Substitutes

    • 1. Gomes

    • 15. C. Cathcart

    • 25. J. Holebas

    • 21. Kiko Femenía

      55'
    • 20. Domingos Quina

    • 18. A. Gray

      73'
    • 22. I. Success

      81'