Newcastle vs Watford predictions and FA Cup betting tips for this week’s fixture. Kick-off is 3pm on Saturday 26th January and our tipster has selected three recommended bets.
This all Premier League clash will be seen by both teams as a great chance to progress to the last 16 of the FA Cup and we’re backing the visitors to make it through. Newcastle stuttered past Blackburn in the last round and could be eliminated on home soil here. See our Newcastle vs Watford predictions below.
Newcastle’s recent record in the FA Cup wis well known around the North East – United have failed to go beyond the fourth round since a 2005-2006 run which saw them reach the quarter finals and this weekend they face a tougher opponent than Blackburn, who they faced earlier this month. Watford are ten Premier League places above the Tyneside club and boast some top talent in their squad. With further unrest over owner Mike Ashley brewing, our first Newcastle United vs Watford prediction is for Watford to win. This is priced at 7/5 with Betway.
The last time these two sides played was in December in North London when they played out a 1-1 draw with Salomon Rondon scoring for the visitors and we believe he can do it again this weekend. The Venezuelan striker has scored six goals this season in all competitions and, after not starting in the third round, will be eager to show Rafa Benitez what he can do in cup competitions. Rondon to score at any time is priced at 11/8 with Betway.
Despite both sides having hugely contrasting seasons, their recent form suggests neither side will be coming into the game in a negative manner. Newcastle have scored seven goals in their last two games – including four in their third round replay against Blackburn – whilst Watford haven’t lost in five matches across all competitions. This includes a 3-3 draw at Bournemouth and a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace. Therefore our final Newcastle vs Watford prediction is for both teams to score which is being offered by Betway at 4/5.
Newcastle United to win – 2/1
Draw – 11/5
Watford to win – 11/8
Watford are the favourites for this fixture according to the bookies but not by much so it could be a risk putting on an overall winner bet. The bookmakers are also saying the most likely result is a 1-1 draw – identical to the last time these two teams played and that is at 5/1 with Coral whilst a 1-0 Watford win is 7/1 with Betfair. Watford’s games haven’t been hugely high scoring of late so under 2.5 goals may be a good option and you can find that at 8/11 with Paddy Power. Over 2.5 goals is priced at evens with the same company.
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