Liverpool vs. Watford— Can Struggling Watford Stop Klopp's High-Flying Liverpool?

April 2, 2022
Benson Chikezie

English Premier League 2021/2022
Matchday 31
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Liverpool continue their march towards the summit of the English Premier League as they host Watford at Anfield for a chance to go top of the table for a few hours before the Manchester City game. The match is scheduled for 17:00 IST, 2nd of April, 2022.

Klopp’s juggernaut are on a nine-match winning streak and, thanks to that form, have significantly closed the gap on their rivals, Manchester City, at the top of the table. Watford are three points away from safety at the bottom half of the league and grabbed only their second win of 2022 against Southampton before the international break.

Teams Status

We bring you all the latest form and team news from Liverpool and Watford:

Liverpool Form and Team News

Goals, fireworks, and more goals— this is a perfect description of what Liverpool’s season is shaping up to be. They have won nine matches on the bounce, kept seven clean sheets in those games, and scored 23 goals within that period. Their excellent performances of late have rekindled the title race, which was all but over in everyone’s opinion at the start of 2022. 

They are 1 point off Manchester City at the top and ten ahead of third-placed Chelsea. Liverpool have scored the most goals in the league this season, with 75 goals from 21 wins, six draws, and two losses, conceding only 20 goals. Mohammed Salah leads the charts for the Reds with a league-high 20 goals and ten assists and is the favorite to win the Golden Boot award.

For suspensions, fitness, and injury news, Liverpool’s shining right-back Alexander Arnold is out with a thigh injury, and James Milner is also a doubt to feature this weekend.

Watford Form and Team News

Watford started the season brightly, but a long line of losses, draws, and underwhelming performances have seen them placed in the relegation zone, 3 points away from safety for now. When their rivals’ games in hand are factored in (2 each for Everton and Burnley), Watford are in a precarious position and will need all points they can get.

A run of 6 losses, two draws, and two wins in their last ten matches highlights poor form, and the Hornets have only eight matches to turn their season around. They have scored 29 goals in 29 matches, with six wins, four draws, and 19 losses, conceding 55. Perhaps their only bright spot has been Nigeria’s Emmanuel Dennis, who has scored nine goals and created 5 in the Premier League.

For suspensions and absences, Watford will be without the services of Nicholas N’Koulou and Jeremy Ngakia, who have muscle and thigh injuries, respectively.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Liverpool are heavy favorites to win in front of a massive Anfield crowd, and the sportsbooks confirm it. The odds for a Liverpool win on the Paripesa, Parimatch, and Melbet Sportsbooks are 1.152, 1.12, and 1.152, respectively. Watford to win is placed at 22, 26, and 22 odds, respectively, and the odds for a draw are 9.7, 11, and 9.7.

Tipster’s Angle

Liverpool hold the league’s only unbeaten home record, and in front of a massive Anfield crowd, they have been unplayable. Although Watford have been more impressive on the road than at home, Liverpool’s ambition and drive to win the Premier League have gone up a notch in recent weeks.

Also, the Reds will want to set up a perfect springboard for their meeting with Manchester City on 10th April, although Watford should put up some fight as they try to avoid falling behind in the race to safety. Here are our tips for this fixture:

Tip: Liverpool to Win Both Halves @ 1.44

Liverpool have won six straight home games against Watford and are in imperious form going into this fixture compared to their opponents. Their impressive home form plus their ability to score early and then close out games is remarkable. 

Also, Watford have conceded the opening goal 20 times this season, so we expect Liverpool to come out on top in both halves. Liverpool to win both halves is available on the Parimatch sportsbook at 1.44 odds.

Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.56

With 75 goals this season, Klopp’s men have averaged at least 2.58 goals in every game. Against a weak Watford side, we expect a flurry of goals and over two goals in the final result. Watford have a lot to lose and will not approach this fixture passively. The selection for over 2.5 goals is available on the sportsbook at 1.56 odds.


Watford have suffered from instabilities and managerial changes and currently do not possess enough firepower to threaten Liverpool’s title charge. Klopp will ensure his team takes all three points from this encounter, and with the backing of the Anfield crowd, it looks like the most likely outcome.

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