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Jon Wilde 24 Dec 2019
  • Sheffield United vs Watford predictions for their Premier League match on Boxing Day

  • We are backing Watford to deny the Blades a fourth consecutive win

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Sheffield United Home Shirt
Sheffield United
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26 Dec
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Odds correct at the time of writing
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Sheffield United vs Watford Score Prediction

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Sheffield United vs Watford Match Info

Date: Thursday December 26 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT
Venue: Bramall Lane
Referee: David Coote

Sheffield United vs Watford Head-To-Head Record

Last 3 matches

October 5 2019: Watford 0-0 Sheffield United

March 12 2011: Watford 3-0 Sheffield United
October 2 2010: Sheffield United 0-1 Watford

Total head-to-head league matches played: 35
Sheffield United wins: 14
Watford wins: 11
Draws: 10

Sheffield United vs Watford Stats

  • Sheffield United have failed to score in their last four matches against Watford
  • A clean sheet has been kept in nine of the latest 11 games between these clubs…
  • …and in 10 of Watford’s last 13 matches

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Sheffield United sit a remarkable fifth in the Premier League table – but Nigel Pearson has started to get Watford going and they could be the value for this Boxing Day contest.

At present, there is no sign of Sheffield United’s first season after promotion to the top flight tailing off. In fact, quite the opposite – they have won their last three matches and are only four points outside the top four. Champions League football at Bramall Lane next season? Stranger things have happened!

Few people would have expected the Blades to be 16 points ahead of Watford at Christmas, but Nigel Pearson may just be the manager who can show that the bottom club in the standings are in a false position.

The former Leicester boss has had a tough start fixture-wise since being appointed as the Hornets’ third manager this term. However, his team showed real encouragement away to Liverpool and then turned over Manchester United with a 2-0 home victory on Sunday.

In fairness, Watford’s two goals were early Christmas gifts but the fact they kept a clean sheet, with keeper Ben Foster in terrific form – as he usually is against the club that gave him his big breakthrough – indicates the defence are getting things right under Pearson.

That kind of solidity will be needed at Bramall Lane and with Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu fully fit and getting back to their fine form of last season, Watford could just snatch another point or even three in their relegation battle.

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Sheffield United vs Watford Betting Tips

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Watford to win @ 18/5 with BetVictor

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    Sheffield United vs Watford Match Info Date: Thursday December 26 2019 Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT Venue: Bramall Lane Referee: David Coote Sheffield United vs Watford Head-To-Head Record Last 3 matches October 5 2019: Watford 0-0 Sheffield United March 12 2011: Watford 3-0 Sheffield United October 2 2010: Sheffield United 0-1 Watford Total head-to-head league matches…