Opta Stats: Watford v Manchester United

Wayne Rooney returns to the Manchester United team for their match against Watford.
Wayne Rooney returns to the Manchester United team for their match against Watford.
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Can Manchester United bounce back from two defeats when they face Watford? Opta rates their chances.

"Watford have seen five different players score for them in the opening four matches of 2016-17."

Over 2.5 goals is 1.9620/21.

Watford have lost each of their last nine league meetings with Manchester United, including the last six in the Premier League. The visitors are 1.664/6 to win.

Each of Manchester United's three Premier League wins at Vicarage Road have been by a single goal margin. A 2-1 victory is 9.417/2.

Troy Deeney scored from the penalty spot and a 90th minute own goal in this exact fixture last season, as United won 2-1. Deeney is 4.03/1 to find the net.

Manchester United's last league defeat against Watford came in September 1986, two months before Sir Alex Ferguson was appointed manager of the club. The Hornets are 6.411/2 to pull off a shock victory.

Watford have seen five different players score for them in the opening four matches of 2016-17 - it took until 17 games in last season (December 20th 2015) for them to achieve this. Over 2.5 goals is 1.9620/21.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored four goals in his first four Premier League games for Manchester United - the club record in a player's first five games for the club in the competition is five goals, set by both Louis Saha and Robin van Persie. Ibrahimovic is 2.186/5 to find the net.

Odion Ighalo has scored four goals in four Premier League games in the month of September. Ighalo is 4.03/1 to score.

The Red Devils haven't won three consecutive Premier League away games since a run of four ending in April 2014, under David Moyes' management. A draw half-time/Manchester United full-time double result is 4.94/1.

Manchester United have won all four of their previous Premier League games following a home Manchester derby defeat. They're 2.68/5 to win half-time/full-time.

Watford have never lost three consecutive home Premier League games before. They are 4.216/5 to end their poor form with a draw.

Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season PL

Staked: 43 pts
Returned: 45.8 pts
P/L: +2.8 pts

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