Watford (5-8-11) vs Everton (8-6-10)
Premier League: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 10:00 am EST (Vicarage Road)
Lines and Odds: Watford +180/Everton +155 | Over: +107; Under: -118
Free EPL Pick Watford vs Everton
Watford continue to battle relegation as they host Everton who are reborn under new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Watford head into the weekend fresh off of FA Cup elimination at the hands of third-tier side Tranmere Rovers, a game in which they were completely outplayed by the League One side. They have recently been in good form in the Premier League though, winning 4 of their last 7 games of which 3 were at home including a 2-0 defeat of 5th place Manchester United. During this period, they have also managed draws against Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur. Though this does seem positive they will be low on confidence after their aforementioned cup elimination and will face a very tricky Everton side who have not lost to bottom-half opposition since late November.
Everton have turned a new leaf under the management of record Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti. Since the Italian's appointment, Everton have lost just 1 of their 6 Premier League fixtures with their only loss against defending champions Manchester City, a far cry from their form under previous manager Marco Silva. However, they have drawn their last 2 games against West Ham and Newcastle; the latter ending in dramatic fashion after Everton squandered a 2-goal lead in added time to draw 2-2, conceding goals in the 94th and 95th minutes.
Ancelotti's side will be slight favourites heading into this game but will have a difficult task at their hands considering their top two players namely Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are sidelined due to injury while Watford are in good form and determined to avoid relegation.
Free EPL Prediction Everton vs Watford
Last Time Out
Everton and Watford last met at Goodison Park in the 4th round of the Carabao Cup where a goal from Mason Holgate in the 72nd minuted proved to be the winner for Everton with Richarlison adding to their lead in the 90th minute. Everton were clearly the better side in this one and they deserved to proceed past Watford in the competition.
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