Newcastle United v Watford Tips – A Premier League win at last for the Magpies
A winless Newcastle United can get their first Premier League win of the season against Watford this weekend
September 18th, 2015
To say Newcastle’s start to the new season has been difficult would be a huge understatement. With five games gone, they sit joint-bottom of the table with two meagre points to their name and despite the arrival of big names such as Aleksandar Mitrovic, Florian Thauvin and Georginio Wijnaldum and new manager Steve McClaren, they look set to endure another battle against relegation.
Their campaign opened with a creditable enough 2-2 draw with Southampton, however they followed this with defeats in three of their last four outings and come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat away to West Ham. Indeed, their main area of concern is lack of firepower and with just two league goals this season, we don’t anticipate the hosts finding the back of the net too many times this weekend.
In contrast to the Magpies’ form this term, Watford have enjoyed a positive start to their campaign and clinched their first win of the season last weekend against Swansea City, however they have struggled to find last season’s form where they scored 91 goals.
Indeed, the pressure is on the hosts to perform in this match and yet another defeat would further pile the pressure on boss McClaren. His men have struggled badly and look extremely short of options in attack, however Watford are also having difficulty in front of goal and there will be little to choose between these two sides. Ultimately, we feel that the Magpies will have enough to see them seal the points, but only just.
BETTING TIPS – Newcastle to win – Bet365 6/4