- Both teams have scored in 12 of Man Utd’s last 16 fixtures in all competitions.
- Man Utd have lost just one of their last eight matches.
- Watford have scored exactly one goal in four of their last five assignments.
United hoping to bounce back
Still licking their wounds following their mid-week Carabao Cup semi-final setback against Manchester rivals City, United turn their attentions to the Third Round of the FA Cup this weekend, when Championship side Watford visit Old Trafford.
The fixture against the Hornets has long been earmarked as an opportunity for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to rest many of his overworked stars after the busy festive period, and with crucial Premier League fixtures on the horizon, we expect to see a much-changed United team this weekend.
Dean Henderson is expected to keep his place in goal, while Axel Tuanzebe, Alex Telles, Brandon Williams, Juan Mata, Dan James, Donny van de Beek and Mason Greenwood will all hope to see minutes.
The shuffle in personnel should ensure that Saturday’s Third Round clash between United and Watford is a closer run thing than it might have been had the hosts been at full strength, and that in turn makes the both teams to score market worth plundering.
The Red Devils have been mixing some scintillating attacking football with plenty of lacklustre defending this term, and as a result of that combination, both teams have scored in 12 of their last 16 fixtures in all competitions.
We expect chances to be created at both ends again when a makeshift United take on Xisco’s Watford, though our 2-1 correct score prediction backs the hosts to eventually manage to harness their superior quality.
United have notched exactly twice in three of their last five assignments, and another Red Devils double should allow them to get the job done against a Watford team that have registered exactly once in four of their last five fixtures.
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