Watford hosts Sheffield United at Vicarage Road on October 5, 2019 in Round 8 of the EPL.
Watford fell to the bottom of the English Premier League table following a 0-2 loss to the Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Saturday. Watford conceded a first half goal to Matt Doherty and then fell victim to an own goal by Daryl Janmat to allow Wolverhampton to claim their first win of the EPL season.
After getting pounded by the defending champions Manchester City in the previous round, Watford had an opportunity to claw their way back to the match but Wolverhampton’s goalkeeper Rui Patricio was terrific as he produced a clean slate. Andre Gray provided Watford with energy and pace during his 20-minute stint but the Wolves dug deep and defended Watford’s attacks well.
Midfielders Andre Gray, Roberto Pereyra and Will Hughes have scored Watford’s three goals this season with Hughes also giving the team one of its two assists this term. Goalkeeper Ben Foster has conceded 20 goals goals with 19 saves in seven matches played this year.
Watford is currently ranked 20th in the EPL in Goal Difference with their -16 goals this season. The team has scored only three goals so far this term ( tied for 19th overall) and has already given up a total of 20 goals this season ( ranked 20th overall ). Watford also ranks 19th in the league with only two assists produced so far this season.
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Sheffield United looked like they would hold Liverpool to a scoreless tie until the 70th minute when goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who is on loan from Manchester United, made a terrible mistake that resulted in the match’s only goal. Georginio Wijnaldum struck a volley on the edge of the box and the ball went through Henderson’s leg. The goal gave Liverpool their first win at Bramall Lane in four tries.
The home team started out fast as Oliver McBurnie forced Adrian to a save in the opening five minutes of the match. Liverpool started to find their way back but Sheffield’s defense held. The visitors dominated the possession in the second half but still, the home team didn’t break. John Fleck had a chance to score for Sheffield United but he was denied by Andrew Robertson who produced a nice block.
Sheffield United currently ranks 11th in the Premier League in Goal Difference. This team has scored a total of seven goals this season, which ranks them at 14th overall in the league. They have given up a total of seven goals which places them in a tie for 4th place. Sheffield United is also ranked 17th overall in assists with only three so far in their seven matches played.
Callum Robinson, Oliver McBurnie and John Lundstram look in good form and have scored one goal each for Sheffield United. Meanwhile, Enda Stevens, John Lundstram and George Baldock are responsible for the club’s three assists. On the defensive end, Dean Henderson has allowed seven goals in seven matches with a total of 21 saves on the season.
Watford heads to this match as the soccer betting favorites to beat Sheffield United. Watford is at the bottom of the EPL standings with a winless 0-2-5 SU record. Watford has lost back to back matches to Manchester City and Wolverhampton, falling by an aggregate score of 0-10.
On the other hand, Sheffield United is 12th in the EPL table with a record of 2-2-3 SU in seven matches. Sheffield has lost two out of its last Premier League matches, going scoreless against both Southampton and Liverpool.
Head to head, these matches have played in a total of 23 matches. Watford has 10 wins while Sheffield United has 8 victories and these teams played to a draw in five matches. Watford has won the last three meetings between these teams although their last meeting was in 2011.
Although they lost their last match, Sheffield United is coming off a commendable outing against Liverpool. Meanwhile, Watford continues to struggle and have yet to win a match this season. This match is played at Vicarage road but is 0-1-2 at home this season. Sheffield United is 1-2-0 on the road this season so I have to give this to the club that has played better and which is in better form. Prediction: Sheffield United