Derby and Watford will meet in the 5th round of the Championship. Derby County is in poor form as the hosts booked only one victory in four matches played. Watford shows good performances and has the ambition to get back to the Premier League at the end of the season.
October 16th, 2020 – 20:45
Derby vs Watford Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Derby vs Watford Predictions
The hosts were considered one of the candidates for the playoffs before the start of the season, but their negative score of three defeats at the beginning of the campaign did not speculate well with their ambitions. The team has a lot of interesting young players. However, Wayne Rooney’s sublime late free-kick punished Teemu Pukki’s penalty miss as Derby picked up their first points of the Championship season with a victory at Carrow Road. Jason Knight is a midfielder who showed talent and deserved to play in a better team. This guy is a great defender, he is strong, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from him. Kamil Jozwiak enjoys the game, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems. Wayne Rooney is the best and most experienced player of the squad who scored attractive goals, and he is the real leader of the team, all praise for him. Derby County manager Phillip Cocu will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all coming into this match with a completely healthy group available for selection.
Watford is seventh in the table with 7 points, and in the latest match in the Championship, the visitors suffered the first defeat by Reading 1:0. It came after two identical 1:0 victories against Middlesbrough and Luton and a goalless draw with Sheffield Wed. The Hornets are an exciting team with good players, and their main goal is to return to the Premier League next season. After three solid performances, they lost to Reading, who maintained a perfect start. Kiko is an experienced player who helps many young players and does not allow opposing players to have a large possession. Ismaila Sarr enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems. He is strong, and it is challenging to keep this guy. Nathaniel Chalobah misses this game, while Stipe Perica will not play in this match due to suspension. Vladimir Ivic has just arrived at the club, he will need time to adjust, but he is an excellent coach.
It will be a very interesting clash in which both sides will have the opportunity to come to victory. However, the home team must make significant changes in their squad, and that could be a chance for the guests to take the win.
We can expect a great fight between these two teams, and both should be able to score. One thing is for sure – football fans should enjoy this game.