Watford vs Sunderland Prediction 17.09.2022

Watford

Watford

2 : 2

Sunderland

Sunderland

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  • Competition: EFL Championship
  • Date: 17th September 2022
  • Kickoff: 14:00 UTC
  • Venue: Vicarage Road

10th placed Watford take on an unexpectedly top-six side, Sunderland, at Vicarage Road on Saturday. The Hornets are the only Premier League relegated side right now, which is not a part of the promotional playoff spots. This is due to 4 of their 9 games ending in a stalemate, reducing them to just 14 points from an available 27 for the taking. On the other hand, Sunderland's fortunes have favoured them until yet. The Black Cats are unbeaten in 6 of their 9 games played, winning 4 of them in comfortable fashion. But what makes this tie very interesting is both sides' respective home and away forms. While Watford have won 3 of their 4 home games this season, Sunderland are the second-best away side in the Championship with 3 wins from 5 outings. This is set to be the clash of the weekend.

Watford vs Sunderland Betting Tips: Under 2.5 goals

Sunderland have scored 8 goals in their 5 away trips, which is one of the best records in the league at the moment. Considering Watford's own record of 5 games without a clean sheet now, Sunderland are tipped to put at least one behind Daniel Bachmann's goal. One more consistent pattern observed in Watford's recent form is the overall lack of goals. 7 of the Hornets' last 9 games have ended in under 2.5 goals being scored. An analysis of these two patterns lead to an expected prediction of a 1-1 draw or a shocking 0-1 victory for Sunderland, with the latter having quite less probability. Nevertheless, the game should end in under 2.5 goals as most of Watford's games have.

  • Best Tip: Under 2.5 goals
  • Prediction: 1-1

Watford vs Sunderland Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Watford

    2 : 2

    Sunderland

    Championship

  2. Watford

    1 : 0

    Sunderland

    Premier League

  3. Sunderland

    1 : 0

    Watford

    Premier League

  4. Watford

    2 : 2

    Sunderland

    Premier League

  5. Sunderland

    0 : 1

    Watford

    Premier League

Watford

Watford Team News

Striker Joao Pedro has continued from where he left it, in the Premier League, last season. Though he is matching Ismaila Sarr for the number of goal contributions (4), he is rated far ahead of his teammates in overall gameplay. This is due to Pedro also dropping deep to collect balls and making key passes to his strike partners, Ismaila Sarr or Emmanuel Dennis, whoever is playing. When it comes to defending the goal, Jeremy Ngakia has been exceptional. The defender even puts some top-flight players to shame with his average of 3 interceptions every game in the Championship. Joao Pedro and Jeremy Ngakia will be our two Watford players to watch on Saturday.

Last matches of Watford

  1. Watford

    2 : 2

    Sunderland

    Championship

  2. Blackburn Rovers

    2 : 0

    Watford

    Championship

  3. Watford

    0 : 0

    Reading

    Championship

  4. Rotherham United

    1 : 1

    Watford

    Championship

  5. Watford

    2 : 1

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

Watford lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Daniel Bachmann

Defenders

  • 15

    Craig Cathcart

  • 5

    William Troost-Ekong

  • 30

    Kortney Hause

Midfielders

  • 10

    João Pedro

  • 4

    Hamza Choudhury

  • 39

    Edo Kayembe

  • 14

    Hassane Kamara

Forwards

  • 12

    Ken Sema

  • 7

    Keinan Davis

  • 18

    Yaser Asprilla

Sunderland

Sunderland Team News

Sunderland's Ross Stewart is their own Joao Pedro in making. Stewart has already grabbed 8 goals and assists (combined), which is more than 60% of Sunderland's total goals in the Championship this season. He also makes 1 key pass every game and is ranked the third-best in this category when his teammates are concerned. Talking about Stewart's teammates, midfielder Alex Pritchard shines in creativity. A part of the midfield five, Pritchard creates 2.7 chances per game for his teammates to capitalize upon. His midfield compatriot, Luke O'Nien handles the non-offensive duties of Pritchard very well, intercepting 2.4 key passes of the opponents to halt counterattacks. Stewart, Pritchard and O'Nien will be our three Sunderland players to watch in this game.

Last matches of Sunderland

  1. Watford

    2 : 2

    Sunderland

    Championship

  2. Reading

    0 : 3

    Sunderland

    Championship

  3. Sunderland

    0 : 0

    Millwall

    Championship

  4. Middlesbrough

    1 : 0

    Sunderland

    Championship

  5. Sunderland

    3 : 0

    Rotherham United

    Championship

Sunderland lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Anthony Patterson

Defenders

  • 11

    Lynden Gooch

  • 13

    Luke O'Nien

  • 6

    Danny Batth

  • 42

    Ajibola-Joshua Alese

Midfielders

  • 10

    Patrick Roberts

  • 24

    Daniel Neil

  • 4

    Corry Evans

  • 20

    Jack Clarke

Forwards

  • 8

    Elliot Embleton

  • 21

    Alex Pritchard

3 Reasons why this game will end in Under 2.5 goals and a Draw

  1. Watford have not lost in 3 of their 4 home games played this season
  2. Sunderland are the second-best away side in the Championship with 3 wins in their last 5 outings
  3. 7 of Watford's last 9 games have seen under 2.5 goals but they have not kept a clean sheet in their last 5 fixtures played

Main prediction Watford - Sunderland

Under 2.5 goals

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winrate

49% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Watford & Sunderland current standing in EFL Championship

Club P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Sheffield United 10 7 2 1 19 - 5 +14 23
2 Norwich City 10 6 2 2 16 - 9 +7 20
3 Reading 10 6 0 4 10 - 14 -4 18
4 Burnley 10 4 5 1 17 - 10 +7 17
5 Sunderland 10 4 3 3 16 - 11 +5 15
6 Queens Park Rangers 10 4 3 3 14 - 11 +3 15
7 Blackburn Rovers 10 5 0 5 11 - 13 -2 15
8 Rotherham United 9 3 5 1 12 - 6 +6 14
9 Bristol City 10 4 2 4 19 - 16 +3 14
10 Watford 10 3 5 2 11 - 11 0 14
11 Luton Town 10 3 4 3 11 - 10 +1 13
12 Wigan Athletic 9 3 4 2 9 - 11 -2 13
13 Millwall 10 4 1 5 11 - 14 -3 13
14 Stoke City 10 3 3 4 11 - 11 0 12
15 Preston North End 10 2 6 2 3 - 4 -1 12
16 Swansea City 10 3 3 4 10 - 12 -2 12
17 Birmingham City 10 3 3 4 8 - 10 -2 12
18 Cardiff City 10 3 2 5 7 - 11 -4 11
19 Blackpool 10 3 2 5 10 - 15 -5 11
20 Hull City 10 3 2 5 11 - 21 -10 11
21 West Bromwich Albion 10 1 7 2 15 - 14 +1 10
22 Middlesbrough 10 2 4 4 13 - 15 -2 10
23 Huddersfield Town 9 2 1 6 9 - 13 -4 7
24 Coventry City 7 0 3 4 7 - 13 -6 3

Watford vs Sunderland - FAQ

? Who is likely to concede first?
Watford (5/5)
? How many cards are expected to be shown to both sides?
Under 4.5 (8/8 H2H)
? Where can you watch this game?
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