Liverpool will travel to Watford on Saturday to try to get back on track in the Premier League following the international break. After seven games, the Reds are in second place in the league table, but the demanding fixture schedule is sure to add to Klopp’s frustrations this weekend. Here is our expert guess on Watford vs Liverpool football prediction for the Premier League match of the season.
Xisco Munoz was replaced with Claudio Ranieri after getting sacked before the break. It’s unclear how Watford will line up in this match.
Centre-backs Christian Kabasele and Francisco Sierralta will be out for the next few weeks. During the break, Nicolas Nkoulou signed on as a free agent and could be needed right immediately.
For a starting spot in goal, Daniel Bachmann will compete with Ben Foster.
With King a significant doubt, Joao Pedro gained minutes as a substitute before the break and might make his first start of the season today.
Although Roberto Firmino is available after not being called up Liverpool will most likely be missing Brazilian combo Alisson and Fabinho, after their late return from international service.
While Jordan Henderson may have to fill in for Fabinho, Caoimhin Kelleher is anticipated to take over in goal from Alisson. James Milner might return to midfield with Trent Alexander-Arnold returning from a groin injury.
Thiago is unlikely to be risked with a Champions League match against Atletico Madrid three days later.
After recovering from a knock for the England U21s in midweek Curtis Jones is expected to start against Watford on Saturday.
Watford vs Liverpool Prediction
The Italian starts with a stern test against Liverpool at home. Liverpool will be without Alisson for this match and they are still unbeaten this season, but their defense has been shaky of late.
Last time out the Reds were defeated 3-0 by Watford, with Ismael Sarr running them weary, and were fortunate to win the game before that.
Nonetheless, even if Watford benefits from a new manager bounce, Liverpool will be expected to win and win well. Mohamed Salah is probably one of the finest players in the world right now, and only West Ham (9) has scored more goals in the Premier League than Watford (8).
Liverpool hasn’t lost in their last 17 games (Premier League).
In their last four road encounters, Liverpool has scored at least three goals (Premier League).
In Liverpool’s last six away games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
In five of Watford’s last six games, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
Watford possible starting lineup: Foster; Rose, Nkolou, Troost-Ekon, Femenia; Sissoko, Kucka, Dennis, Cleverly, Sarr; Pedro
Liverpool possible starting lineup: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Our Prediction: Watford 0 – 3 Liverpool
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