As humans, we experience and understand the world through the lens of time. It’s impossible to look at an upcoming event without contextualising it with what has come before. And indeed, it’s impossible to come up with wise Premier League betting tips without analysing the recent history of the teams involved.
For Watford and Newcastle United, the black hole that is relegation is key to understanding their mentality coming into this match. Watford returned to the Premier League this season, while a winless Newcastle must already be feeling that unearthly pull calling towards them from the abyss. Want to learn how to navigate these perilous cyberspace seas? Read on to discover top betting tips and insights.
Looking at the opening games of Watford and Newcastle, it’s almost like they’re from parallel universes. The difference is Watford won their stunning opening match, while the Magpies failed in theirs. I can’t imagine a much better start than their 3-2 game against Aston Villa. It was one so entertaining it’s hard to imagine even Watford fans wishing for a less tense victory.
It was good to see them showcase the diversity of their talent here too, with Dennis, Sarr and Suarez all scoring, because nothing came in the following trio of games. Still, they looked dangerous against Spurs and got their engines back to full throttle with a 3-1 win over Norwich, with help from dual goals from Sarr.
For a brief moment during their opening Premier League game against West Ham, hope shot across the skies of Newcastle – only to fade to dust as the Hammers came back twice to finish 4-2 in a stunning first-round contest. Like an unknown dot coming up on my ship’s radar screen, you have to believe they sensed trouble. It came in the form of a 2-0 loss to Aston Villa, and again in an admittedly thrilling 2-2 draw against Southampton.
Following this, their 4-1 loss against Manchester United felt inevitable, and they were lucky to snatch a point away from Leeds United. Will the drought finally end against Watford?
Much like studying the data logs of previous explorers before heading to a new planet, direct information from similar team encounters is vital to Premier League betting tips UK. There’s not a huge amount of past contact between these two – under 50 games in nearly 100 years, in fact – but a few key relevant examples are all your captain needs.
The last four games saw either a Watford victory or a stalemate. The Hornets stung the Magpies with a 2-1 victory in 2020, and beat them 2-0 in the FA Cup in 2019. The last time Newcastle beat Watford, to be fair, wasn’t that long ago. They won 1-0 in the 2018 Premier League season. Still, it’s a slight advantage to Watford.
You’d be absolutely star-struck by how many amazing details there are in the relatively short history between these two storied clubs. A lot can happen in a few dozen games and many more years – plenty of which is relevant to Premier League betting tips UK. With that in mind, your captain has organised a treat for his crew at the behest of mission control, my approved statistical highlights.
While you have to think that Newcastle’s miserable time must come to an end soon, I don’t think it will be here. With that in mind, my betting tip for today is a simple one: I think Watford are going to win.
I’m sure there are some rebellious sorts in my crew today who wish I would have gone against the grain. I understand the feeling myself, however, it’s no good doing so just for the sake of it. Your prediction and my Premier League betting tips have to be backed up by sound logic. And here, the logic all tells me that Watford are the likely winners.
They have simply played better, and the issues the Magpies are struggling with – including the dissatisfaction with manager Steve Bruce – look lightyears away from being solved. I think Newcastle will fight hard, and they still have firepower, as Allan Saint-Maximin showed against Leeds, but I think after a likely high scoring contest, Watford will again emerge exhausted but victorious.