Watford vs Liverpool prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

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Liverpool can return to the top of the Premier League table with a win (Getty Images)
Liverpool can return to the top of the Premier League table with a win (Getty Images)

Liverpool have gone under the radar and made an incredibly strong start to the season, winning four and drawing three of their opening seven Premier League games.

Now they face a different proposition in Watford as the Hornets hope a new manager bounce can land them a result against Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Premier League title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri returns to the English top flight following the departure of Xisco and will be looking to make an instant impact.

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It is the start of a rechid run of fixtures for his side, so they will want to set a high standard as they enter a potentially crucial period of the campaign.

Here’s everything you need to know before the Premier League fixture.

When is it?

The match will kick off at 12.30pm BST on Saturday 16 October at Vicarage Road.

Where can I watch?

The fixture will be available to watch on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at 11.30am BST.

BT Sport subscribers can stream the game on the broadcaster’s website and app.

Team news

Watford have four injuries to contest with heading into this one. Francisco Sierralta and Christian Kabasele are both suffering from hamstring issues, while Peter Etebo has a muscle problem and Joshua King is out with a knee injury.

Liverpool have a number of injury concerns ahead of their trip to Watford. Harvey Elliott is out for a long period of time, but there are five more players who look set to be unavailable for the clash. Alisson and Fabinho only returned from international on Thursday and so are not likely to feature. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Thiago are also doubts, while Diogo Jota recently missed training with Portugal.

Confirmed line-ups

Watford XI: Foster, Cathcart, Troost-Ekong, Femenía, Rose, Masina, Sarr, Sissoko(c), Kucka, Cucho Hernández, Dennis

Subs: Louza, Bachmann, Fletcher, Gosling, Ngakia, Cleverley, Sema, Tufan, João Pedro

Liverpool XI: Kelleher, Robertson, van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson(c), Keïta, Milner, Mané, Roberto Firmino, Salah

Subs: Minamino, Origi, Gomez, Konaté, Williams, Tsimikas, Diogo Jota, Adrián, Oxlade-Chamberlain

Odds

Watford - 8/1

Draw - 9/2

Liverpool - 3/10

Prediction

Watford looked flat during their draw to Newcastle and defeat to Leeds before the international break. By contrast, Liverpool played out a thrilling draw with Manchester City at Anfield. On form, you cannot see anything but a comfortable win for Klopp’s men. 3-0 Liverpool.

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