Will the Blues continue their run against the Hornets?

Everton FC have played Watford FC at home on 15 occasions in the competition so far. The Blues are still unbeaten at home against the Hornets (13 wins, two draws). The Toffees have not played a home game against any other English club without losing in any competition.

The Blues can therefore welcome the promoted team from the county of Hertfordshire with an appropriately broad chest. In the run-up to the encounter between Everton and Watford, the odds are clearly in favour of the Toffees, who have in fact only won one of their last five competitive matches.

Nevertheless, it makes by far the most sense to play Everton vs Watford tip 1. Not only does the Blues’ home record against the Hornets read absolutely flawless, but the promoted side can also be classified as weak away from home overall. The Golden Boys have lost nine of their last ten away games in the Premier League this season and have failed to score in seven of those ten games.

Everton – Statistics & current form

Everton FC already have nine English championships to their name. The Blues last crowned themselves with the title in the summer of 1987. Since then, the 1985 European Cup Winners’ Cup winners have only won the FA Cup in 1995, before a dry spell of 26 years without another title began.

Even now, it doesn’t look as if the Toffees will be able to get anywhere near the top again. In the Premier League, they finished tenth in the pre-season and even missed out on qualification for an international competition.

Only one win in their last five competitive games

The stated goal, which Rafael Benítez was brought in this summer to help achieve, is now a return to European showbiz.

However, the first interim balance sheet is not all that positive. After eight of 38 matchdays, the Blues are only eighth in the table.

Although the Liverpool club has won half of its eight league games, it has also suffered two defeats and two draws. In the last five competitive games alone, including the EFL Cup exit against Queens Park Rangers, there has only been one win (one draw, three defeats).

The Toffees have lost their home strength

In particular, there has been a lack of punch at home at Goodison Park recently. There have already been eight home defeats in the 2021 calendar year. The only time Everton have lost more at home in the current millennium was in 2005 (nine in total). In addition, five of the last eight league home games against promoted teams have also been lost.

Nevertheless, Everton’s betting on a home win for the Blues against Watford is fundamentally well placed. After all, not one of the 15 home games in history has been lost against the Hornets (13 wins, two draws). Hopes are high that this series will continue.

Predicted Everton line-up:
Pickford – Digne – Keane – Godfrey – Coleman – Iwobi – Allan – Doucouré – Townsend – Gray – Rondón

Last matches played by Everton:

Premier League
10/17 2021 – Everton 0 – 1 West Ham

10/02 2021 – Manchester United 1 – 1 Everton

09/25 2021 – Everton 2 – 0 Norwich

Carabao Cup
09/21 2021 – Queens Park Rangers (8)2 – 2(7) Everton

Premier League
09/18 2021 – Aston Villa 3 – 0 Everton

Watford – Statistics & current form

Watford FC were relegated to the Championship in the summer of 2020 for the fifth consecutive year of Premier League affiliation, finishing second last in the final table. There, however, the Hornets promptly achieved direct promotion as runners-up.

Now the mission for the club, of which Sir Elton John was once president, is to establish itself in the country’s top division. However, the Golden Boys have not yet really arrived back in the Premier League.

0:5 home defeat on Ranieri debut

Promoted coach Xisco was forced to pack his bags after just matchday seven following a 1-0 defeat at then winless Leeds United. The former Leicester champion Claudio Ranieri took over, but his debut last Saturday went completely wrong.

The Hornets suffered a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Everton’s city rivals Liverpool FC, their fifth defeat in eight league games. The promoted side slipped to 16th place.

Nine of the last ten Premier League away games lost

Accordingly, the men from Hertfordshire are now under pressure, especially as their away record in the Premier League is desolate. Nine of the last ten league games away from home were lost (one win).

Thus, the Hornets will travel to Goodison Park as underdogs, where they have never won a game before.

Predicted Watford line-up:
Foster – Masina – Rose – Troost-Ekong – Cathcart – Femenía – Hernández – Sissoko – Kucka – Dennis – Sarr

Last matches played by Watford:

Premier League
10/16 2021 – Watford 0 – 5 Liverpool FC

10/02 2021 – Leeds 1 – 0 Watford

09/25 2021 – Watford 1 – 1 Newcastle United

Carabao Cup
09/21 2021 – Watford 1 – 3 Stoke

Premier League
09/18 2021 – Norwich 1 – 3 Watford

Everton – Watford Direct comparison / H2H record

Head to head: 22 – 4 – 5

There have been a total of 31 meetings between the two teams so far and with 22 victories, the Blues lead the direct comparison by a very clear margin. Most recently, the Blues, who have not lost a single home game against the Hornets in 15 games, celebrated three victories in a row again.

Everton – Watford Tip

With Everton against Watford the prediction is of course also carried to a certain extent by the very clear “head to head” record of both teams. However, there is also the fact that the coaching change at the visitors completely fizzled out recently, when the selection of Xisco successor Ranieri went down 0:5 at home against Everton city rival Liverpool.

While things are by no means running smoothly for the Blues either. Overall, however, the Toffees bring not only the higher quality in the squad, but also the much more stable defence, which should ultimately withstand the tame Hornets’ offensive.

We therefore recommend tip 1, for which Everton vs Watford betting odds of 1.68 are available.

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