Place: Vicarage Road. Watford.
Date: on the 24th of November, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 16:00 (GMT+1)
After vigorous start Javi’ Gracia‘s team is fighting for places from the 6th to the 8th. This is also quite good, but team’s ambitions now are in the area of Euro cups.
Watford misses very small number of goals recently (2 goals during 4 matches). But the team scores also a few goals, only one ball in two last away matches.
The truth is that this can’t be implied to home matches where the Hornets are doing well in attack. They have managed to score at least two goals in 4 out of 6 games.
It is indicative that the top goal scorer of the club Roberto Pereyra has taken only the seventh place.
The 27-year-old midfielder has scored five goals in the championship, making on average only 1.8 shots for a match. It is the third indicator after Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu.
Jordan Henderson and Naby Keïta’s injuries have put Klopp in a difficult situation that led to a loss of scores in London with Arsenal (1:1) and in Belgrade with Crvena zvezda (0:2).
By the number of the created moments Liverpool continues to remain one of the best in the EPL.
At once two forwards of the team are in top ten by xG, having scored at the same time six goals.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané are also the leaders in their club by the average number of shots for one match.
But if the Senegalese shots 2.5 times, then the Egyptian has only four shots.
Salah has scored in a last match against Fulham (2:0), Mané did not manage to be marked out by productive TTD for 90 minutes.
Fabinho was responsible for a midfield in this match and he gradually wins to himself the place in the starting lineup.
The truth is that his game is not always reliable that can be noticed on the example of the match with the Gunners.
Head-to- heads Watford vs Liverpool
In four out of five last matches the Reds have lost points only one time.
This has happened during away match last season when a number of mistakes made by the full backs from both sides led to the score 3:3 on Vicarage Road.
Only two matches between these rivals from seven last matches did not pass 2.5 goals.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Watford vs Liverpool
Watford to win – 6.20
Draw – 4.80;
Liverpool to win – 1.46
Bearing in mind the history of head-to-heads, total under is a real madness.
But it has a rational grain if to consider Klopp’s team gaming manner in the current season.
The German coach has refused from canons of sharply attacking football.
Watford doesn’t always score a lot of goals, for example, against Bournemouth at home the team of Gracia has lost (0:4), as well the match against MU (1:2) can’t be considered to be successful.