Watford vs Preston Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Watford vs Preston Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Watford vs Preston Preview

  • Date – Saturday, April 6, 2024
  • Kick-off Time – 02:00 pm GMT
  • Venue – Vicarage Road

Watford are set to host Preston North End in the EFL Championship on Saturday. The Hornets are 14th in the table after 40 games, having won 12, lost 14 and drawn 14. They have just one defeat in their last five games but have also won once, with three draws.

They are set for another season in the Championship as they are clear of the relegation zone but also unlikely to make the ground for the playoffs.

Preston, meanwhile, still hopes to qualify for the playoffs by the end of the season. With six games remaining, they are five points behind sixth-placed Norwich City with a game in hand. The Lilywhites have won 17, drawn 14 and lost eight of their 39 league games so far.

Preston have two wins, two losses, and one draw in their last five games.

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Watford vs Preston Team News

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Watford hammered Preston 5-1 in the reverse fixture (Pic credits: Getty)

Watford will be without Jeremy Ngakia due to his injury.

Preston, meanwhile, are without Brad Potts, Ched Evans, and Ryan Ledson due to their respective injuries.

Watford vs Preston Predicted Lineups

Watford:

Goalkeeper: Daniel Bachmann
Defenders: Wesley Hoedt, Francisco Sierralta, Ryan Porteous
Midfielders: Jamal Lewis, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Edo Kayembe, Ryan Andrews, Ismael Kone
Attackers: Emmanuel Dennis, Vakoun Issouf Bayo, Brandon Thomas-Asante

Preston:

Goalkeeper: Freddie Woodman
Defenders: Andrew Hughes, Liam Lindsay, Jack Whatmough
Midfielders: Robert Brady, Noah Mawene, Alistair McCann, Duane Holmes, Mads Frokjaer-Jensen
Attackers: Emil Riis Jakobsen, Jay Stansfield, Will Keane

Watford vs Preston Head-to-Head

The two sides have face off eight times in the past, with Watford winning thrice, Preston winning twice and three games ending in a draw.

Last five results:

Preston 1-5 Watford – Championship – December 16, 2023

Watford 0-0 Preston – Championship – March 4, 2023

Preston 0-0 Watford – Championship – August 20, 2022

Preston 0-1 Watford – Championship – February 17, 2021

Watford 4-1 Preston – Championship – November 28, 2020

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Watford vs Preston Prediction

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Watford’s Vakoun Bayo scored a brace against Preston (Pic credits: Getty)

Watford played out two draws in their last two games against Leeds United and West Brom. They will look to continue their unbeaten run and even get three points against Preston on Saturday. They are also unbeaten against the Lilywhites in their last five meetings.

Preston, meanwhile, need to win to keep their hopes of getting into the playoffs alive. They lost 1-0 against Birmingham City in their last game and will be looking to get back to winning ways.

While Watford smashed Preston in the reverse fixture, this one should be a tight contest.

Predicted Score: Watford 1-1 Preston

Watford vs Preston Odds (subject to change)

  • Watford win – 2.16
  • Preston win – 3.57
  • Draw – 3.47
  • Odds source – Oddspedia.com

Betting Tips

  • Watford win – 2.16

Where to Watch Watford vs Preston

  • India – Fancode
  • UK – Sky Sports
  • US – Hulu