Man Utd v Watford – Premier League Betting Guide: 13th May 2018

Sunday 13th May 2018
Manchester United v Watford 15:00

Man Utd are on target to finish their 2017/18 Premier League season in second place to their neighbouring rivals Man City – they end their campaign with an easy-looking task against Watford.

Watford are safe for another season so barring trying to finish a bit higher up the table don’t have much to play, so it should be plain-sailing for United.

Having said that – don’t forget – the Red Devils are in the FA Cup Final later on this month so there is every chance Mourhino will send out a much-changed side here to protect his ‘big gun’ players for that Wembley final.

The match betting still has a very one-sided feel to it with United at just 1.18, with the Draw 7.00 and Watford as big as 13.00.

The sides met at Vicarage Road earlier this season and that ended in a 2-4 away win for United, while the last repeat of this fixture ended in a comfortable 2-0 home win for the United.

In fact, the Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 10 home league games over Watford and have NEVER lost at home to Watford in the league – the Hornets last beat them at Old Trafford in the League Cup in 1979!

Watford have also scored just 1 goal in their last 4 away trips to Old Trafford and with United winning the last three repeat fixtures ‘to nil’ then a clean sheet for the home side at 2.00 might appeal and doesn’t look too bad value.

9 of the last 11 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS so at 1.36 this might appeal but really that looks on the short side to me – especially as we don’t really know what sort of side Mourhino will put out.

Both teams to score has paid out in 5 of the last 8 head-to-heads and can be backed again at 1.80 but as pointed out Watford have struggled to score at Old Trafford in recent years.

So, overall, it’s a game to probably not get too heavily involved in with United expected to make several changes. With that in mind the 2.00 on offer on the home side keeping a clean sheet gets the tentative vote.

BEST BET: MAN UTD CLEAN SHEET @2.00

 

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Sunday 13th May 2018

Manchester United v Watford 15:00

  • Already played this season, Watford 2-4 Man Utd
  • Last repeat fixture ended, Man Utd 2-0 Watford
  • Man Utd are unbeaten in their last 10 home league games vs Watford
  • Man Utd have never lost at home to Watford in the league
  • Watford last beat Man Utd away in the League Cup in 1979
  • 9 of the last 11 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in 5 of the last 8 head-to-heads
  • Watford have scored just 1 goal in their last 4 away league games at Man Utd
  • Man Utd have won the last 3 repeat fixtures ‘to nil’