EPL: Newcastle vs Watford

Both are direct competitors for the relegation ticket, so the upcoming match between Newcastle vs Watford promises to be extremely tense. There, a victory will most likely help the “Chicken” temporarily escape from the danger zone. That means Watford will be pushed down to the group holding the red light to replace the real opponent. In the current situation where it is not allowed to lose, let’s wait and see which name shows its bravery at the right time.

Newcastle have just received an unbelievable defeat in the third round of the FA Cup when welcoming Cambridge Utd at home. The 0-1 loss made “Chicken” fans bored with their beloved team, when their opponent was currently only playing in League One. Although he has grown to become a giant with financial support from wealthy Arab bosses. However, Newcastle’s performance on the field is still too bad and there is no sign that “Chicken” will revive. All of the last 5 matches Newcastle could not have the joy of winning (draw 1, lose 4).

In the English Premier League this season, after 19 matches, Newcastle only won 1, drew 8 and lost 10. Thus, the Sports Direct Arena team is currently at the penultimate position on the table with 11 meager points. Attack is a big problem for Newcastle, when this team has only opened 19 goals since the beginning of the tournament. In the last 5 matches, Newcastle’s strikers only opened fire twice. Meanwhile, the defense of this pair also played very badly with 42 times conceding, the worst number in the tournament. In the last 5 matches, the Newcastle goalkeeper had to go into the net to pick up the ball 13 times.

If Newcastle is playing poorly, Watford’s situation is not much better than its opponent. Immediately after being promoted from the beginning of the season, Watford faced a great risk of having to return to the Championship. After 18 rounds, coach Claudio Ranieri’s teachers and students only won 4, drew 1 and received 13 defeats. They are the team that has received the most defeats so far, the same achievement as Norwich. Holding 13 points, Watford is currently in 17th place on the table.

They are only 2 points ahead of the relegation group but have played more than 1 match and are in great danger of being pushed into the danger zone. Watford’s performance is an alarming problem right now, even in the last 7 appearances they have all lost. It turns out that Watford has lost 9 of the last 10 matches in all competitions. Watford’s last appearance was a crushing defeat to Leicester 1-4 in the third round of the FA Cup. Thus, only counting the last 7 matches Watford have conceded 20 goals. With the current form, the upcoming trip will certainly not be easy for coach Claudio Ranieri and his students.

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