Newcastle vs Watford – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 31.08.2019

Boosted by their standout 1-0 victory vs Tottenham last weekend, Newcastle will be hoping to secure back-to-back Premier League (PL) wins for the first time since April. The key to doing so may be improving on their threat in front of goal, as they have scored over 1.5 goals in just three of their previous ten PL matches.
That being said, there have still been plenty of blockbusters in the ‘Toon’s’ recent home PL matches. Three of their previous five home PL games have seen over 3.5 match goals. Additionally, each of the previous four competitive home matches have seen a goal between the 45th-60th minute.
Watford defeated Coventry in the EFL Cup in midweek to end a run of eight competitive fixtures without a win (D1, L7). A leaky defence was their biggest problem in that spell, they conceded 23 goals across those eight matches and conceded three or more goals in five of them. In fact, the midweek cup win handed them their first clean sheet in 18 competitive matches.
The ‘Hornets’ boast a good recent record against Newcastle, winning six of their previous eight competitive matches (W6, D1 L1). Impressively, five of those six wins saw them score two or more goals.
Players to watch: New Newcastle signing Joelinton has been on the winning side in five of the previous six competitive matches in which he has scored.
Andre Gray scored Watford’s consolation PL goal last week and netted at St James’ Park in Watford’s FA Cup win there in January.
Stat attack: Only three sides have had more PL yellow cards than Newcastle’s total of six so far.
Watford have had the fourth highest number of corners in the PL so far this season – 20.
Each of the previous three H2H competitive meetings have had under 2.5 match goals.

Head-to-head matches: NEWCASTLE – WATFORD
26.01.19 FAC Newcastle Watford 0 : 2
29.12.18 PL Watford Newcastle 1 : 1
03.11.18 PL Newcastle Watford 1 : 0
05.05.18 PL Watford Newcastle 2 : 1
25.11.17 PL Newcastle Watford 0 : 3

ENGLAND: Premier League – Round 4
Newcastle vs Watford
Kick-off: August 31, 15:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: [email protected]BWIN