Watford have lost three of their last five Premier League matches, but that record is a little deceptive. The opposition for those three games – all of which were away fixtures – were Liverpool, Man City and Man United. So it’s hardly a scandal that the Hornets came up short.
That ugly run aside, Watford have been pretty good lately. Ignoring the aforementioned losses, since the start of February they’ve defeated Crystal Palace and QPR in the FA Cup, hammered Cardiff in Wales and taken further league wins over Everton and Leicester. Currently, they sit in 10th position in the Premier League, and could well be higher.
As for Fulham, well, to be honest they’re fairly crap. They haven’t won in the league since January, a 4-2 victory over Brighton that remains the only time they’ve actually registered points in 2019. That’s quite remarkable stuff, lads.
Likeliness is they’re not going to win at Vicarage Road on Tuesday evening, and considering they’ve conceded two or more goals in every fixture since December, you’d have to imagine they’ll ship a few here as well.
With that in mind, we’re backing Watford to win at a (-1) handicap.
Pick: Watford (-1) – 8/5
Though it’s not exactly been disastrous, Wolves have been a little unpredictable of late. They lost at Burnley on Saturday, but that came after a notable victory over next opponents Man United in the FA Cup two weeks ago.
Prior to that, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side earned a draw at Chelsea and a win over Cardiff, yet suffered defeat the previous week at the hands of Huddersfield, who are one of the worst teams ever to play in the Premier League. Make of that form what you will, but one thing worth pointing out is how strong they’ve been at home recently: they haven’t lost at Molineux in any competition since January 2nd.
That suggests it’ll be tough for United, whose own form is a touch patchy at the moment, despite the remarkable highs that followed the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointment. The Red Devils have lost their previous two away fixtures – the above mentioned Cup loss and a pretty comprehensive defeat to Arsenal – so allied with Wolves’ home strength, we’re not overly confident United merit their Evens favourites tag.
All of the above considered, we like the look of the Wolves and Draw Double Chance market, and at 8/11 we’ll take that in a double with an 8/5 shot in the other leg.
Pick: Wolves and Draw – 8/11