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Newcastle United vs Watford - Back to back wins for Newcastle

Newcastle United welcome Watford in what promises to be a tight encounter in the Premier League this weekend
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Newcastle host Crystal Palace at St James' Park in the English Premier League (Getty Images)

Newcastle United vs Watford Tips, Predictions & Free Bets 

Newcastle United will welcome Watford to St James' Park in the Premier League this weekend following their surprise 1-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. 

Watford are on a very poor run of form and were comfortably defeated 3-1 at home to Watford last weekend. I'm backing Newcastle to pick up the win again in this match. 

Newcastle United vs Watford Match Details

DateSaturday 31st August
VenueSt James' Park
CompetitionPremier League 
Time15:00 (GMT +1)

Newcastle United Form & Team News

Newcastle United picked up a shock 1-0 win away against Tottenham in the Premier League last weekend. The Toon will be cautiously optimistic that this will see a change in their fortunes after a slow start. 

The Toon’s first home game ended in a 1-0 defeat against Arsenal on the opening day but Watford will be considered easier opposition. They drew 1-1 at home with Leicester in the week and lost on penalties but there was plenty of positives to take from that performance. 

Joelinton got his first goal for the club last weekend and he is likely to start for Steve Bruce’s men again on Saturday. Steve Bruce played a 4-5-1 against Tottenham and is likely to play the same again as they attempt to supply Joelinton with a lot of service. 

Newcastle are currently priced at 2.50 with bet365 to pick up the victory on Saturday. This is an excellent value bet when Watford’s form is taken into account. 

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Joelinton scored past Tottenham in the Premier League last week (Getty Images)

Watford Form & Team News 

Javi Gracia is having a difficult time in charge of Watford right now. The team were rolled over 3-1 at home to West Ham last weekend, sealing their sixth consecutive defeat in the Premier League. 

Andre Gray netted for The Hornets against West Ham and that is the only goal that the club have managed so far in the Premier League this campaign. Their defensive record is equally as bad. They have not managed to keep a clean sheet in 16 Premier League games, with their last one coming all the way back on February 2nd against Brighton & Hove Albion. 

Gracia is likely to start with Andre Gray and Gerard Deullofeu up front but Danny Welbeck will be pushing for a start after making a few brief cameos in the Premier League season so far. 

Watford are priced at 2.87 to win the match. The club are on a terrible run of form and Newcastle will feel as though they can defeat them. 

Newcastle United vs Watford Match Analysis - Victory for the Toon 

Newcastle United couldn’t have asked for a better game to play after defeating Tottenham last weekend. Watford are on a terrible run of form at the moment and their defensive record will excite Joelinton as he looks to build on his goal from last week. 

Watford have lost six consecutive matches in the Premier League (Getty Images)

Newcastle vs Watford Betting Tips - Newcastle offer great value 

Newcastle have had a difficult pre-season and will want to start to build some momentum as they aim to avoid a relegation battle this season. 

The Toon have scored in their last two matches and should be able to score against past Watford here. At odds of 2.50, a Newcastle victory is great value with bet365. Watford’s poor record in the league and in front of the net also means a Newcastle win to nil at 4.33 is worth a small outlay as well. 

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