Opta Stats: Watford v Manchester United

Watford manager Javi Gracia.
Will Watford pull off another shock when they take on Manchester United?
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Watford will be looking to protect their unbeaten record when they host Manchester United? Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Watford defender José Holebas has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other player so far this season (one goal, four assists)."

Both teams to score is [1.9].

Watford have lost 12 of their last 13 matches against Manchester United in league competition, with their solitary win coming at Vicarage Road in September 2016 (3 -1). Manchester United are [1.97] to win.

Of teams they've faced 10 or more times, only against Wigan (94%) have Manchester United recorded a higher win rate in the Premier League than they have versus Watford (90% - 9 wins from 10). United are [2.62] to win half-time/full-time.

Since Javi Gracia's first home game in charge in February, Watford (23) have won more Premier League points in home fixtures than any other team (P10 W7 D2 L1). Watford are [4.4] to win.

Jose Mourinho has won five of his six Premier League encounters with Watford (L1), including each of the last three. The draw half-time/Watford full-time double result is [4.8].

Watford have won four consecutive home games in the top-flight for the first time since December 1986. They last enjoyed a longer such streak back in October 1985 (7), a run that included a 5-1 victory against Ron Atkinson's Man Utd at Vicarage Road. They are [3.2] in the Draw No Bet market.

This is the first time that Watford have started a top-flight campaign with four wins from their opening four games. Watford are [2.02] Double Chance.

Romelu Lukaku has scored 19 goals in 38 Premier League matches for Manchester United. Should he net in this match, only three players will have reached 20 goals for the Red Devils in fewer games than the Belgian - Ruud van Nistelrooy (26 games), Robin van Persie (32) and Dwight Yorke (34). Lukaku is [2.32] to score.

Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez has had a hand in six goals in five Premier League appearances against Watford (three goals, three assists), scoring in both of his games at Vicarage Road. Sanchez is [2.8] to find the net.

Watford defender José Holebas has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other player so far this season (one goal, four assists). Both teams to score is [1.9].

Dan Fitch 2018/19 Season P/L

Staked: 53.00 pts
Returned: 50.57 pts
P/L: -2.43 pts

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