Opta Stats: Watford v Newcastle

Will Steve McClaren still be smiling after Newcastle's match with Watford?
Will Steve McClaren still be smiling after Newcastle's match with Watford?

Can Newcastle take advantage of Watford's poor form to climb out of the relegation zone? Opta has the answers.

"The Hornets have not lost five successive Premier League games since October 1999."

They are 3.55 to end their run of defeats with a draw.

Watford have already beaten Newcastle United twice this season - once in the Premier League at St James' Park and once in the FA Cup at Vicarage Road earlier this month. They are 2.1211/10 to win again.

If Watford have conceded in a competitive home match this season (five times), they have gone on to lose that game. Newcastle are 3.953/1 to win.

The Magpies have scored just six goals in their last 16 Barclays Premier League away matches. Watford are 2.767/4 to keep a clean sheet.

Odion Ighalo has scored six goals in his last six Premier League appearances at
Vicarage Road. Ighalo is 2.285/4 to score.

Newcastle have conceded a league-high seven goals from outside the box in the Premier League this season. Over 2.5 goals is 2.166/5.

Watford have only ever won one of their 11 Premier League matches in the month of January (W1 D1 L9). You can lay Watford at 2.1411/10.

The Hornets have not lost five successive Premier League games since October 1999. They are 3.55 to end their run of defeats with a draw.

Georginio Wijnaldum has no goals and two assists in 10 Premier League away appearances this season, compared to nine goals and one assist in 12 PL apps at St James' Park. Under 2.5 goals is 1.834/5.

Only Manchester United (7) have kept more clean sheets in the Premier League at home this season than Watford (6). Under 1.5 goals is 3.412/5.

After scoring in 11 successive Premier League games between October 24th 2015 and January 2nd 2016, Watford have now failed to score in their last two games in the competition. Newcastle are 4.216/5 to keep a clean sheet.

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