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Watford vs Liverpool Tips - Back Reds to triumph

  • EPL Week 8 kicks off at Vicarage Road on Saturday (12:30 BST)
  • Watford lost at Leeds United in the last round
  • Liverpool are in second spot with 15 points
  • Liverpool drew with Man City in their last game
  • Watford crushed Liverpool 3-0 at home back in February 2020
Sadio Mané
Sadio Mane (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Week 8 of the Premier League gets underway at Vicarage Road on Saturday with the match between Watford and Liverpool.

Watford sacked boss Xisco Munoz after losing at Leeds 1-0 in their last match, despite picking up seven points from their opening seven games to sit four points clear of the relegation zone. 

Claudio Ranieri has been brought in as his replacement. The veteran manager is best remembered for steering Leicester to a surprise Premier League crown in 2016. He returns to the top-flight after last handling Fulham in the 2019 season.

Striker Joshua King suffered a knee injury in their last game but could play here. Defenders Christian Kabasele, Francisco Sierralta, Nicolas N'Koulou and midfielder Peter Etebo are unavailable.  

Liverpool are second in the table with 15 points, one point behind leaders Chelsea, following a 2-2 draw with Manchester City and they are the only club in the league that have yet to lose a game.

Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah were the goal scorers for the Reds, who recorded their second straight draw in the Premier League.

Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and striker Diogo Jota should return to the squad following recent injuries. Goalkeeper Allison Becker and midfielder Thiago Alcantara are doubtful while Harvey Elliott is ruled out.

The Reds have won two and drawn one on the road this season, while Watford have only won one of their three games at home, losing one and drawing the other. 

Watford did win their most recent home game against Liverpool 3-0 in February 2020 behind a brace from Ismaïla Sarr and another goal from Troy Deeney but that's their only win against the Reds since 2015.


The Reds are favoured to win on the road so we are backing them to do so. 

Best Bet: Liverpool Winner @4/11 at Paddy Power - 1 Unit
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news image Jonah Baker 16 Oct 2021 View more

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