The bulk of Watford’s success has been earned within the comforts of home surroundings, where they carry the sixth best home record (W4, D0, L2) in the league prior to kickoff. Eight goals conceded at home could be of some concern though, given that Liverpool have scored in all six of their away trips in the Premier League (PL) this season.
Recent head-to-head history somewhat favours Watford, with the ‘Hornets’ leading at half-time twice in their last three home PL matches against Liverpool, for an overall record of: W1, D1, L1, from those games.
Furthermore, against all foes, Liverpool have dropped points in two of their last three (W1, D2) matches on the road, making this harder to predict than usual. However, where Watford fall short in the first-half, Liverpool generally thrive prior to the break.
Jurgen Klopp’s men (LIV) have led at half-time in nine of their 12 league games to date, and have converted each of those half-time leads into victories.
In a nod to Liverpool, the ‘Reds’ have followed up both international breaks this season with wins away from home at Tottenham and Huddersfield.
Players to watch: Watford’s Roberto Pereyra has scored four of his five PL goals at Vicarage Road, while just one of Mohamed Salah’s six PL goals has been registered away from home.
Stat attack: All six of Salah’s PL goals this season have been netted in the first-half of matches.
Watford’s last five home PL games have all produced over 2.5 total goals.
Conversely, all but one of Liverpool’s last six PL matches have seen two or fewer goals scored.
Watford currently hold a second-half goal difference of +4 at home, compared with -2 across the first halves of their home matches so far.
Relevantly, four of Liverpool’s five goals conceded this league season have come in the second-half of matches.
Will not play
(Lacking Match Fitness)
Referee: Moss J. (Eng),
Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford)
LIVE STREAMING WATFORD VS LIVERPOOL EPL 24.11.2018