class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The hosts are yet to keep a clean sheet this season and could be in for a long afternoon against the top scoring outfit in the Premier League
Watford welcome Liverpool to Vicarage Road on Saturday with new Hornets boss Claudio Ranieri hoping to get off to a winning start in the Premier League.
The Italian replaced Xisco Munoz just before the international break with the side having picked up seven points from a possible 21, but Ranieri will know his new team face a real challenge this week against an in-form Liverpool outfit.
Watford vs Liverpool latest odds
Liverpool’s last defeat in any competition came in the Champions League against Real Madrid in April and the visitors are clear favourites to triumph on Saturday priced at 1/3 (1.33) with bet365.
Watford, meanwhile, have won two of their seven games in the English top flight this term and are offered at 15/2 (8.50) with the draw at 9/2 (5.50).
Watford vs Liverpool first goalscorer
Mohamed Salah is unsurprisingly the shortest-priced player to open the scoring with the Egyptian in scintillating form so far this campaign.
Salah has scored in each of his five league appearances and is offered at 3/1 (4.00) to break the deadlock, ahead of strike partners Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane who are both available at 9/2 (5.50).
The Hornets’ top scorer this term is Ismail Sarr with four league strikes and the Senegalese forward is priced at 14/1 (15.00) to net the game’s opening goal.
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Watford vs Liverpool preview
17 Premier League matches have passed since Watford kept a clean sheet with their last shutout coincidentally coming against Liverpool in their famous 3-0 home win back in February 2020.
The hosts will have plenty of work to do if they are to repeat that defensive performance against a rampant Reds side who have been scoring freely this term, particularly on the road.
Jurgen Klopps’s team have scored three goals in each of their last four away matches in the league and, while they might have one eye on Tuesday’s Champions League clash away to Atletico Madrid, there is little doubt that the visitors will fancy their chances of continuing their impressive scoring run.
Watford vs Liverpool tips & predictions
An away win and over 2.5 goals in the game looks like a solid selection and is offered at the healthy-looking price of 10/11 (1.91).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.