In the Premier League, Liverpool will try to get back on track as they will travel to Watford following the international break. In the league table the Reds are in the second table after seven games but the demanding fixture schedule is sure to add to Klopp’s frustrations this weekend. Here is everything you need to know about Watford vs Liverpool football prediction for the Premier League match of the season.
It’s unclear how Watford will line up in this match. Watford fired Xisco Munoz before the break and replaced him with Claudio Ranieri, a former Chelsea and Leicester manager.
For the next few weeks Christian Kabasele and Francisco Sierralta, both centre-backs, are out. Daniel Bachmann will compete with Ben Foster for a starting spot in goal.
With King a significant doubt, Joao Pedro gained minutes as a substitute before the break and might make his first start of the season today.
Liverpool will most likely be missing Brazilian combo Alisson and Fabinho after their late return from international service although Roberto Firmino is available after not being called up.
With Diogo Jota unlikely to be fit in time owing to a niggling muscle issue Firmino appears set to make his second league start of the season.
Caoimhin Kelleher is anticipated to take over in goal from Alisson, while Jordan Henderson may have to fill in for Fabinho. James Milner might return to midfield with Trent Alexander-Arnold returning from a groin injury.
After recovering from a knock for the England U21s in midweek Curtis Jones is expected to start against Watford on Saturday.
Virgil van Dijk started both of the Netherlands’ games over the international break, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he was rested today in preparation for the Champions League next week. For the away team, Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez are on standby.
Watford vs Liverpool Prediction
Liverpool is still unbeaten this season, but their defense has been shaky of late, and they will be without Alisson for this match. Watford crushed the Reds by 3-0 in their last meeting, with Ismael Sarr running them weary, and were fortunate to win the game before that.
Nonetheless, even if Watford benefits from a new manager bounce, Liverpool will be expected to win and win well. Mohamed Salah is probably one of the finest players in the world right now, and only West Ham (9) has scored more goals in the Premier League than Watford (8).
Liverpool hasn’t lost in their last 17 games (Premier League).
In their last four road encounters, Liverpool has scored at least three goals (Premier League).
In Liverpool’s last six away games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
In five of Watford’s last six games, there have been fewer than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
Watford possible starting lineup: Foster; Rose, Nkolou, Troost-Ekon, Femenia; Sissoko, Kucka, Dennis, Cleverly, Sarr; Pedro
Liverpool possible starting lineup: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Matip, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Our Prediction: Watford 0 – 3 Liverpool