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Manchester United will be confident of building on their newly found form, and are very much the betting favourites when they entertain Watford at Old Trafford.

Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Sunday 23rd, February
Kick-off: 15:00 pm
Venue: Old Trafford
TV Channel: Sky Sports

Manchester United showed grit and class in equal measure when they beat Chelsea 2-0 on Monday, a result which ensured they come into this weekend three points off the Blues.

Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire scored headed goals at Stamford, in a game which saw the Red Devils enjoy the rub of the green as VAR was twice required to come to the rescue, chalking off goals from Kurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud.

Thursday night saw them held 1-1 at Club Brugge in their Europa League round of 32 engagement, and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side will now recover in time to face an opposition that caused an upset in December 2019.

Meanwhile, Watford remain deep in relegation troubles after taking just two points from a possible 12 in their last four league games.

The Hornets drew Brighton 1-1 last time out, and will now face a tough-looking schedule of games which includes Liverpool, Leicester City as well as trips to Crystal Palace and Burnley in the coming month.

Team news

Manchester United

Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are long-term injury absentees.

Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe are back in contention to make the squad after putting behind their injury worries.

Eric Bailly who picked up a knock against Chelsea was rested in midweek, so could yet come back into the side.


Craig Dawson and Daryl Janmaat will miss out for Nigel Pearson’s side.

Ismaila Sarr, Kiko Femenía and Tom Cleverley are all rated doubtful.

Head to Head

In 33 previous competitive meetings, Manchester United have won 22, with Watford managing six. Five games have been drawn.

Match stats

Manchester United have won their last six home games against Watford in all competitions.

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in six of Manchester United’s last seven league games.

Watford have lost five of their last six league games against Manchester United in the Premier League.

Team form

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions, winning three of them. United’s last five league games (WLLDW)

Watford can’t buy a much needed win at the moment, losing three of their last four games in all competitions. They are without one in their last four in the league. Watford’s last five league games (WDLLD)

Suggested bets

Manchester United will be careful when they tackle opponents such like Watford, as we have already seen them take maximum points in the first of this fixture. But the hosts are hopefully better placed to emerge with the win at their own background, and that should give us one of the value tips to explore from this game. It is prized 6/10.

Manchester United’s Odion Ighalo could face his former employers, having had a successful two and a half year stint with the Hornets. He is 7/4 to score anytime.

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