On the second match of this first match day of the English Premier league
Marco Silva’s Watford will face off against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, in what will be the first official match of the Portuguese manager in charge of the Hornets, and they will already face one of the big title contenders.
On the home side, Zárate is the only absence while Kabasele, Deeney, Cathcart and Hoban are still doubtful; On the side of the Reds, Lallana and Ings are confirmed absences, while Henderson, Coutinho, Sturridge and Clyne are still doubtful.
Marco Silva’s side goes into this new season looking to improve their last season placement, where the team barely escaped relegation, since they finished just above the relegation zone on the league table and ended the season with 6 losses in a row, which, among other things, was one of the main reasons for Walter Mazzari’s dismissal from the coaching job.
The team is still facing some issues, with Marco Silva complaining due to a lack of new signings in the last couple of days.
Regarding Liverpool, I believe that the team from the Merseyside goes into this season with real chance and ability to contest and get on the Premier League’s title fight, especially after some interesting signings they made for this upcoming season (namely Mohamed Salah) and the fact that they kept Jurgen Klopp, which should ensure that they play good football.
On the pre-season, the Reds have shown good signs, being able to get wins in practically every match, and beating some quality opponents, like Bayern Munchen.
Watford vs Liverpool Pick :
Both Marco Silva and Jurgen Klopp value good football and are usually able to put their teams playing offensive and quality football on the several game processes, and I don’t expect this match to be any different.
This way, I expect two teams trying to play offensive football and, therefore, an exciting match with a lot of goals, being that I fancy a first half with at least 1 or 2 goals.