Watford vs Manchester United Match Prediction: November 20, 2021
November 20, 2021 3:00 pm
Match Predictions and Betting Odds
Manchester United have been in woeful form coming into this fixture and have only managed to win 2 out of their past 5 matches in the English Premier League, their latest defeat being a 2-0 loss to Manchester City as the sides headed into the international break. Watford, on the other hand, have lost 4 out of their past 5 matches, their last defeat being a 1-0 loss to Arsenal.
If Watford are looking to win this fixture, their defence will have to deal with the linking of Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo. To mount their attacks, Watford will be looking towards Ismaila Sarr and his tremendous pace as he will go up against Harry Maguire and Rafael Varane.
Watford vs Manchester United Match Prediction: Team News, Probable XI
Watford go into this fixture with a lot of players unavailable for selection due to injury concerns. The likes of Kem Sema, Christian Kabasele, Kwadwo Baah, and Peter Etebo are all ruled out due to injury while Juraj Kucka is suspended.
Manchester United, on the other hand, have injury concerns as well. Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane are ruled out, while Scott McTominay, Edinson Cavani, and Luke Shaw are also suspended.
Watford (Probable XI): Foster, Kiko, Cathcart, N’Koulou, Rose, Sissoko, Cleverly, Tufan, Sarr, Dennis, King.
Manchester United (Probable XI): De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, Fred, Van de Beek, Greenwood, Bruno, Rashford, Ronaldo.
Key Players and Matchups
Cristiano Ronaldo in any side is always a threat to the opposition. In this 2021/22 English Premier League Season, Ronaldo has played 7 matches for Manchester United, and out of the 11 shots that he’s made, he’s managed to score 4 goals and has 1 assist to his name. In addition to these stats, he also has a pass completion rate of 85% this season and will be crucial if United are to take the lead in this fixture.
Given the head-to-head stats of both these teams, Manchester United does possess the quality to overcome this Watford side in the English Premier League fixture.