Premier League (PL) surprise-package Watford will look to maintain their 100% record and continue their best ever start to a PL season, as they welcome a stuttering Manchester United to Vicarage Road.
Liverpool and Chelsea are the only other teams that have won their first four PL games this campaign, putting Watford in illustrious company while also making history – it’s the first time more than two clubs have won all four opening PL fixtures. Watford got there with an impressive 2-1 victory over Spurs in their last outing – a team United lost to earlier this season (0-3).
At home, Watford have lost only twice in their last 12 league games (W7, D3, L2). Up against a United side that has claimed just four points from their last four away matches (W1, D1, L2), the hosts will fancy their chances of a result here.
With two disappointing defeats sandwiched between two victories in their PL start, United fans will be wondering which side will turn up for this difficult encounter. An away win at Burnley (0-2) in their last outing gave Jose Mourinho something to cheer about, but he also saw Paul Pogba miss a penalty and Marcus Rashford sent-off.
Don’t expect a draw – there hasn’t been one in the last 16 editions of this fixture since a 1-1 result back in 1986!
LIVE STREAMING WATFORD VS MANCHESTER UNITED 15.9.2018.
Players to watch: Former Juventus attacking midfielder Roberto Pereyra has started the season well for Watford, scoring three goals.
Romelu Lukaku got both goals in United’s victory over Burnley – he’ll be their main threat up front.
Stat attack: Of the goals Watford conceded at home this calendar year, 70% were scored during the second-half.
Watford have only beaten United five times in history (W5, D5, L19).
In six of the last eight H2Hs (in all competitions), United were winning at half-time.
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Referee: Dean M. (Eng)
Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford)