It’s becoming somewhat of a trademark for Watford to start the season strongly before slumping into obscurity in the Premier League, and that’s certainly been the case this time around as well.

The Hornets were flying high alongside Burnley in the opening months of the league campaign, but after Marco Silva’s head was turned by Everton they struggled. It eventually led to the sacking of Silva, and whilst they did improve briefly, it looks like Javi Gracia is set for a low key end to the season.

They come into the final two games of their season 13th in the table, six points clear of the drop zone but with one of the worst defences in the league. They have an away game to Manchester United to end the season on too, so this is likely to be their last realistic chance of picking up some points.

Points have been hard to come by for Watford recently though. They lost 2-0 at Spurs last time out, extending their winless streak to seven games in the Premier League. Five of these have ended in defeat, and even at home they are winless in three outings. Newcastle will fancy their chances of getting something here.

The Magpies have had a rollercoaster season themselves, but in the end the cream has risen to the top and they find themselves in a very comfortable situation. They sit right in the middle of the table, three points adrift of 9th placed Leicester but nine clear of the drop zone.

This comfort has resulted in a slight drop off in form recently though. They lost against West Brom last time out to resign them to back to back Premier League defeats for the first time since the middle of December. In 2018 they have won six, drawn four, and lost four of their 14 Premier League games, including four wins from their last six matches.

Away from home Newcastle do struggle a bit more, but they have still only lost three of their last eight league games. Two of these were against Manchester City and Liverpool too, defeats you can’t begrudge them of. If you ignore their results against the traditional Big 6 of the Premier League they have only lost once since October away from home, and they will be looking to secure a top half finish in their first season back in the top flight. Considering Watford have failed to win their last three home games we think a Newcastle Draw No Bet looks a great shout on Saturday, so that’s what we’re backing along with a 2-1 correct score predictions.

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