Newcastle Utd vs Watford: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Gordon "Flash" Watson

Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:04 PM UTC

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 2:04 PM UTC

Newcastle set for two Premier League wins in a week

<div><h2>Newcastle v Watford</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/premier-league/newcastle-united-vs-watford-fc-3840798/?mtid=1" rel="nofollow"><strong>Saturday 31<sup>st</sup> August at St James Park</strong></a></p><h2>Team Previews:</h2><p><strong>Newcastle Utd</strong></p><p>The Magpie’s return home this week with a spring in their step after picking up an unlikely but very welcome win away at Spurs. The performance displayed in London was a show of unity, energy and discipline. Joelinton’s strength holding the ball up and giving his team-mates time to join was impressive for a young lone striker. Miguel Almiron showed the type of skills that convinced Newcastle to pay a record fee of £21m from MLS side Atlanta United. Matt Ritchie is so important to this side with his long and short passing down the left combined with a tireless work rate. Steve Bruce will emphasize the necessity to replicate everything that was achieved less than seven days ago. Roared</p><p>on by a home crowd of around 52,000 screaming Geordies, it is paramount to start on the front foot and get ahead early.</p><p><em><strong>KEY Strengths: Confidence and Energy</strong></em></p><p><em><strong>KEY Weakness: Complacency</strong></em></p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p><strong>Watford</strong></p><p>Sitting bottom of the Premier League table pointless, Javi Gracia sets off on the longest away trip his team will encounter this season. Talisman Troy Deeney is on the sidelines so the Hornets will hope a new leader will step forward and quickly. Power, strength and pace are all attributes associated with Watford last season. In three EPL games so far this season they are without a win and only scored once with seven being conceded. The stats say Watford are competing and creating in games but not able to convert those chances into goals and not keep clean sheets. This squad has pace on the break and a belief that will be severely tested if not getting on the points table soon.</p><p><em><strong>Key Strengths: Pace on the Counter-Attack</strong></em></p><p><em><strong>KEY Weakness: No Presence in opposition box</strong></em></p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Newcastle must come out all guns blazing and test the resolve of the Premier League’s bottom side. The</p><p>confidence tank of the home side is a major reason I see this being a Newcastle win. Shifting the ball quickly and getting bodies in the opposing box will create the chances to add to the 3 points gained last week. This is also the visitors longest away trip of the season. Providing the Newcastle Utd of last week’s trip to London turns up and performs to the same excellent standards I am sure they will be far too strong for a Watford team minus Captain Deeney.</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Premier League Betting Odds"><em><strong>Top Tip: Newcastle Win @2.5 with Bet365</strong></em></a></p><p> </p></div>
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