Liverpool FC vs Watford FC 04/02/2022 Best Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
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Liverpool FC vs Watford FC – Liverpool looks to snatch the 2021-22 English Premier League top spot from Manchester City as they take on Watford on Saturday, April 2 at Anfield. Kickoff is set at 7:30 AM ET with LFCTV GO broadcasting the fixture for international audiences while BT Sport will air the game live for viewers based in the United Kingdom. Sofascore will feature the game via livestream. The Reds play host to the Hornets with their eyes set on contending with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.
They are on a nine-game Premier League winning streak and they hope to stretch it to 10 in a row. However, they will face a determined Watford squad who want to keep their place in the EPL for next season. A win over Southampton broke their four-game winless spell and moved them into 18th place a point ahead of Burnley and three behind 17th-ranked Everton. Premier League soccer betting odds favor Liverpool to win by two goals against Watford in their all-important clash.
Liverpool FC vs Watford FC 04/02/2022
Winners of their last nine games in the Premier League, Liverpool (21-6-2 win-draw-loss, 69 points) attempt to make it 10 in a row and keep the pressure on Manchester City, who are just a point ahead in the table. In their last game against Arsenal, Diogo Jota broke the goalless deadlock in the 54th minute before Roberto Firmino added another eight minutes later. Their defense over the Gunners were also solid as they were able to quell any attempts that come their way.
The clean sheet was their fourth in a row in the EPL and they will try to make it five straight against Watford, who they beat 5-0 in their initial encounter on October 16. Their offense is clicking at all cylinders during the season as they have scored 75 goals in 29 Premier League matches. Three of their players have scored at least 12 goals. Liverpool’s defense is third in the league behind Chelsea and Manchester City as they allowed 20 goals all season.
Players to Watch: Mohamed Salah (20 goals, 10 assists); Diogo Jota (13 goals, 1 assist); Sadio Mane (12 goals, 1 assist); Roberto Firmino (5 goals, 3 assists); Trent Alexander-Arnold (11 assists, 2 goals); Andy Robertson (10 assists, 1 goal).
Watford (6-4-19, 22 points) kept their Premier League retention chances alive with a win over Southampton on March 13. Cucho Hernandez made Southampton pay for their sloppy defensive plays, scoring two goals in the first half to move three points behind 17th-running Everton with nine games remaining. The result broke the team’s four-game winless spell. Hernandez and the rest of the Hornets need to step up their defense if they want to win against Liverpool and keep their retention hopes alive. Emmanuel Dennis will lead the offense along with Hernandez, Ismaila Sarr, and Moussa Sissoko against a tough Liverpool XI who also needed to win. Ben Foster is expected to lead the defense as he is projected to be the man between the pipes for Watford in their game versus Liverpool.
Players to Watch: Emmanuel Dennis (9 goals, 5 assists); Joshua King (5 goals, 3 assists); Cucho Hernandez (5 goals, 2 assists); Ismaila Sarr (5 goals, 1 assist); Moussa Sissoko (2 goals, 1 assist); Joao Pedro (2 goals, 1 assist).
Liverpool FC vs Watford FC 04/02/2022 Betting Numbers
Summary: Liverpool will be the heavily-favored team in this showdown due to their offensive might. They are very much motivated in this showdown as the Premier League lead is within reach. Watford must tighten up on their defense if they want to win the clash and avoid being relegated to the Championship. Online English Premier League bets and parlays see the Reds taking home the victory in convincing fashion.
Moneyline: Liverpool will have a -661 moneyline for the showdown against Watford, who are pegged at +1961. The moneyline for a draw is at +849.
Pick: Liverpool will continue their winning ways in a 3-0 drubbing of Watford.