Two teams in critical, but very different, battles square off Saturday when Liverpool hosts Watford in an English Premier League matchup at Anfield. The Reds (21-6-2) are in a fight for the EPL title that is likely to come down to the wire, while Watford (6-4-19) is staring at relegation if it can’t start stacking up points. Liverpool’s current nine-game league win streak has pulled it within one point of league leader Manchester City entering the weekend. The Reds ripped Watford 5-0 in the last meeting in October, and they come in healthy off the break. They beat Arsenal 2-0 in their last league match, while the Hornets beat Southampton 2-1 in theirs.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 a.m. ET in Liverpool, England. Caesars Sportsbook lists Liverpool as the -700 favorite (risk $700 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Liverpool vs. Watford odds, with Watford the +1900 underdog. A draw is priced at +700 and the over-under for total goals scored is 3.5. Before you lock in your Watford vs. Liverpool picks, you need to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated nearly $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe. He is 17-12-2 on his English Premier League picks this season.
Now, Green has broken down the Liverpool vs. Watford matchup from every angle and just revealed his coveted picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Watford vs. Liverpool:
- Liverpool vs. Watford spread: Liverpool -2.5 (+100)
- Liverpool vs. Watford over-under: 3.5 goals
- Liverpool vs. Watford money line: Liverpool -700, Watford +1900, Draw +700
- LIV: Luis Diaz has 50 goals in his 190 career club games
- WAT: Emmanuel Dennis has 39 goals in 165 club matches
Featured Game | Liverpool vs. Watford
Why you should back Liverpool
The Reds have been invincible at home, going 11-3-0 and scoring 37 goals while conceding seven. They lead the Premier League in goals with 75 and have given up 20, the third-fewest. Watford has conceded 55 goals, the third-most in the league, while scoring the fourth-fewest (29). Liverpool has 231 more shots than the Hornets this season.
The Reds lineup is stacked at every level, with Mohamed Salah leading the league with 20 goals and Trent Alexander-Arnold at the top in assists with 11. Alexander-Arnold (thigh) is likely to be out, but fellow wing back Andy Robertson has 10 assists. Liverpool is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings, with a 32-7 advantage in goals, and is 25-4-6 against the Hornets all-time. Salah is far from the only option in attack, as Diogo Jota has 13 goals and Sadio Mane has 12.
Why you should back Watford
Former England and Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has had more than two weeks to prepare for this match, so he should have some tricks up his sleeve. The Hornets won their last league match, so they should come in with some confidence, and they are desperate for points to avoid relegation. Cucho Hernandez, who has started just nine of his 22 appearances, scored twice against Southampton to give him five goals this season. He is one of four Watford players with at least five goals, and the 22-year-old Colombian should play a critical role for the Hornets moving forward.
Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis is the team’s top scorer with nine goals, and 20-year-old Brazilian Joao Pedro has scored twice and also is likely to get longer looks. The Hornets give up a lot of shots, allowing 412 (sixth-most), but they do a decent job keeping them off target. Just 31.6 percent are on net, tied for eighth-lowest mark in the EPL. Watford has a 0-0 draw with Manchester United and a 3-2 loss to Arsenal in its past four games, so it has the ability to keep it close.
How to make Liverpool vs. Watford picks
Green has analyzed Liverpool vs. Watford from all sides, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He provides two other confident best bets, including a player to score at plus-money, and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his expert EPL picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Watford vs. Liverpool? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Liverpool vs. Watford, all from the European soccer expert who has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.