Newcastle - Watford
I expect the points to be shared here. Newcastle are sharing the 18th place with Burnley as both teams have 11 points. The current form is poor, they have 3 defeats and 1 draw on the last 4 matches in the Premier League, conceding 12 goals in the process. They are very handicapped for this match as Callum Wilson, Federico Fernandez, Isaac Hayden and Jamal Lewis are absent through injury, while Javier Manquillo is suspended.
Watford are also in poor form. They lost the previous 6 league matches and the players confidence is very low. The fans are disappointed, they were not expecting to see their team deeply involved into the relegation battle. For this match they are without lot of players. Imran Louza, Adam Masina, William Troost-Ekong and Ismaila Sarr are at the Africa Cup of Nations. Key striker Dennis is doubtful due to knock.
I don t see clear favorites here. Watford are in series of six defeats, but Newcastle are equally poor - they have only won one of their 21 matches in all competitions this season. I expect a draw.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 15.01. 16:00h