Watford – Liverpool – Review for 16.10.2021

Watford hosts Liverpool at the Vicarage Road in a game from the 8th round of the Premier
League. We will try to bring you a good preview of this match in our football best betting
tips for today.

Watford will host the Reds with a new manager on board. And this is a manager who
already won the Premier League in his career so far – Claudio Ranieri. The former head
coach of Leicester City replaces Xisco who got sacked by the board after the defeat
against Leeds United. This way Ranieri returns to England after his very successful spell in

The Hornets are currently 15th in the Premier League standings with 7 points won from
seven games played. Watford won just one of their last five fixtures and probably that’s the
main reasons why the club decided to part ways with Xisco. Now Claudio Ranieri is
expected to bring some fresh energy to the team. He surely knows the Premier League
well and he has the confidence of a title-winning manager. His first job would be to bring
this confidence to the players, too.

In the last round Watford suffered a 0-1 loss during the visit to Leeds United. Diego
Llorente’s goal in the first half was enough for the Peacocks to grab the three points. In the
second half Xisco tried some changes, but the inclusion of Ken Sema, Joao Pedro and
Christian Kabasele didn’t lead to the positive change he hoped for. In this game against
Leeds Watford played with a 4-2-3-1 formation, but let’s see what kind of tactics Ranieri
will choose for his debut.

Liverpool are the only unbeaten team in the Premier League since the beginning of the
season. The last season was not successful for the Reds, but now they look like
contenders for the title again. Liverpool are second in the standings, just a point behind the
leader Chelsea. They started strong and no doubt they will aim to win at the Vicarage

Jurgen Klopp’s team could have been leading the standings now, but the Reds made two
draws in the last two rounds against Brentford and Manchester City. Four wins and three
draws – that’s their record since the beginning of the campaign.

Before the international break Liverpool faced Manchester City at home. It was a dramatic
game at the Anfield and it ended with a 2-2 draw. Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scored
for Liverpool, but City equalised with a late goal from Kevin De Bruyne in the 81th minute.
We can say Liverpool missed an opportunity to win.

Once again Jurgen Klopp picked Diogo Jota instead of Roberto Firmino in attack while
Curtis Jones, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson started in midfield. Trent Alexander-Arnold
was unavailable so James Milner started at the right-back position. Milner was very close
to a red card in the second half so Klopp had to replace him with Joe Gomez.

One of the best news in Liverpool’s camp at the moment is Mo Salah coming back to form.
The Egyptian super star started the 2021/22 season with 6 goals in 7 matches played.
That’s important for the Reds because the performance of Salah is critical for the team.
We can say a similar thing for Sadio Mane as well – the African winger already scored four
Premier League goals since the start of the season.

That’s the football best betting tips for the Premier League fixture between Watford and
Liverpool at the Vicarage Road. Can Claudio Ranieri debut with a positive result for the
Hornets? His first test is going to be really, really challenging.