Watford vs Liverpool Preview and Prediction: Liverpool to Win 1-0 at 13/2
Watford and Liverpool will begin their Premier League season taking each other on at the Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford on Saturday, 12th August.
Last season Liverpool was the far stronger of the two teams. They won the first game in November 6 – 1 and the second 0 – 1 in May this year.
Watford finished seventeenth in the Premier League last season, just below Burnley. At the end of July they drew a club friendly 0 – 0 with Aston Villa. Before that they won a couple of club friendlies, defeating Eibar 1 – 0 and Viktoria Plzen 0 – 1.
Liverpool finished fourth in the Premier League last season, just two points below Manchester City. They have been having a strong preseason. They defeated Bayern Munich 0 – 3 in the Audi Cup but then lost the final to Atletico Madrid on penalties after the game ended in a 1 – 1 draw. Last weekend they defeated Athletic Bilbao 3 – 1 in a friendly.
While Watford has been playing well in recent weeks, Liverpool has faced far tougher opposition and shown themselves to be in excellent shape ahead of the new season and ready for a serious title challenge.
A 1 – 0 win for Liverpool is the most likely outcome with Paddy Power and Boyle Sports both offering odds of 13/2.
Paddy Power Odds: 5/1 Watford to Win, 3/1 for a Draw and 4/7 Liverpool to Win
Boyle Sports: 9/2 Watford to Win, 3/1 for a Draw and 4/7 Liverpool to Win