Watford vs Sunderland Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips | EFL Championship

Watford vs Sunderland Preview, Prediction, and Betting Tips | EFL Championship

Watford vs Sunderland Preview

With only seven points off the relegation zone, Watford are looking for an ending for their six winless streak in the league when hosting Sunderland this weekend. The Hornets had a major boost prior to this match as Tom Cleverley just signed a permanent deal as a manager. 

As his future with the club is secured, Cleverley could turn his focus fully on how to improve Watford’s performance for the rest of the season. Since taking an interim position last month, the former Manchester United prodigy has guided the team to four clean sheets in seven league games.

Sunderland on the other hand, are not in a better run anyway after only winning once in the last five fixtures, losing twice as well. The Black Cats are three points ahead of Watford on the table, sitting13th with Swansea City lurking below.

Kwadwo Baah remained as the only Watford’s injured player, being away from the pitch since January due to a hamstring injury. Ryan Porteous, Jake Livermore, and Francisco Sierralta are all fit but in a risk of suspension following their cards record in the previous matches. 

Watford Predicted Lineups
Daniel Bachmann, Ryan Porteous, Francisco Sierralta, Wesley Hoedt, Ismaël Koné, Edo Kayembe, Ryan Andrews, Jamal Lewis, Vakoun Issouf Bayo, Emmanuel Dennis, Yáser Asprilla. 

Dan Neil is the latest injured player who will miss the rest of the season for Sunderland. The 22-year old midfielder picked an ankle injury during training and is expected to return during the club’s pre-season agenda.

Patrick Roberts and Nazariy Rusyn have been out since March and February respectively. Bradley Dack is not fully fit after being subbed off in the second half against Hull while Niall Huggins is having a post-surgery treatment for his knee. 

Sunderland Predicted Lineups
Anthony Patterson, Luke O’Nien, Aji Alese, Daniel Ballard, Pierre Ekwah, Jobe Bellingham, Timothée Pembélé, Callum Styles, Chris Rigg, Jack Clarke, Bradley Dack

Watford vs Sunderland Prediction

Watford and Sunderland have met 31 times in league competitions with the latter winning more games with 13 times. The Hornets won seven games of it and the rest ended in a draw.  The last time Sunderland came to Vicarage Road, the game ended 2-2. 

The Black Cats head to Vicarage Road having only one win in five games while the home side secured one three-point game in seven attempts. Watford are unbeaten at home since 1999, drawing more games (four) than winning it. 

Predicted Score: Watford 1-2 Sunderland

Watch Watford vs Sunderland Odds and Betting Tips

Betting Tips
Sunderland to beat Watford
Both teams to score
Goals over 2.5 – no

Watford vs Sunderland Schedule and Telecast

  • Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium 
  • Schedule: Saturday, 27th April at 3:00 PM (GMT)
  • India: FanCode (Selective match)
  • UK: Sky Sports 

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