Opta Stats: Newcastle v Watford

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce.
Will Steve Bruce inspire Newcastle when they take on Watford?

Newcastle host rock bottom Watford. Opta presents the vital statistics.

"Watford have an expected goals (xG) figure of 4.27 in the Premier League this season, but have scored just one goal – the biggest negative difference so far this term. They’ve also had 42 shots (the joint-fifth highest in the competition), with the lowest conversion rate so far (2.4%)."

Over 2.5 goals is 2.166/5.

Newcastle avoided defeat in both Premier League meetings with Watford in 2018-19 (W1 D1 L0), after losing all four matches in the 2015-16 and 2017-18 seasons. The draw is 3.412/5.

Watford have won three of their last four away matches against Newcastle in all competitions (W3 D0 L1), after winning just two of their first 17 visits there (W2 D5 L10). A Watford win is 3.02/1.

Watford have lost their last six Premier League matches by an aggregate score of 3-16, their joint-longest losing run in the top-flight (also May 2017). The Hornets last lost seven consecutive league games back in February 1973, in the third tier (9 games). Newcastle are 2.6413/8 to inflict another defeat.

Newcastle have lost three of their last four Premier League games at St. James' Park (W1), after winning the previous five in a row on home soil. Watford are 2.1211/10 in the Draw No Bet market.

Watford have lost their first three Premier League games this season; only in 1933-34 and 1934-35 have they lost their opening four league fixtures of a season (both in Third Division South). Newcastle are 1.865/6 Draw No Bet.

Since beating Cardiff 5-1 in February, Watford have lost five of their last six Premier League away games (W1), netting just four goals in those games. Newcastle are 4.57/2 to win to nil.

Watford have an expected goals (xG) figure of 4.27 in the Premier League this season, but have scored just one goal - the biggest negative difference so far this term. They've also had 42 shots (the joint-fifth highest in the competition), with the lowest conversion rate so far (2.4%). Over 2.5 goals is 2.166/5.

Watford won their first four Premier League games last season. Only one team in English top-flight history has won their first four league games one season and lost their first four the next - Stoke City in 1905-06 (finished 10th) and 1906-07 (finished 20th and relegated). Watford are 3.55/2 to go down.

This will be Newcastle manager Steve Bruce's first Premier League meeting with Watford. He lost his last match against them in all competitions, going down 0-1 at home with Hull in April 2013 in the Championship. Watford are 5.24/1 to win to nil.

Watford's Andre Gray has scored in both of his Premier League starts against Newcastle, with the Hornets winning both such games (November 2017 and May 2018). Gray is 3.613/5 to score.

Dan Fitch 2019/20 Season P/L

Staked: 55.00 pts
Returned: 54.56 pts
P/L: -0.44 pts

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