Watford vs Tranmere Rovers Match Info
Date: Saturday January 4 2020
Kick-off time: 3.01pm GMT
Venue: Vicarage Road
Referee: Graham Scott
Watford vs Tranmere Rovers Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches (all in the Championship)
April 28 2001: Watford 1-1 Tranmere Rovers
November 11 2000: Tranmere Rovers 2-0 Watford
April 3 1999: Watford 2-1 Tranmere Rovers
October 17 1998: Tranmere Rovers 3-2 Watford
Total head-to-head matches played (all competitions): 30
Watford wins: 14
Tranmere wins: 9
Watford vs Tranmere Rovers Stats
- This is the first ever cup tie between these clubs
- Tranmere have won only one of their 15 away matches against Watford
- Watford have won all of their three home games with Nigel Pearson as manager
Watford vs Tranmere Rovers Match Preview
Nigel Pearson has got Watford up and running – and last season’s FA Cup finalists should start out on the road back towards Wembley with a comfortable win against Tranmere.
Watford’s players have revealed that Pearson’s no-nonsense approach to management has been exactly what they needed to rediscover their form, with the inference being that Spanish duo Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores had perhaps been a little too soft on them.
Whatever Pearson’s methods, they are working because the Hornets have collected 10 Premier League points from the last 12 available and the next step for them will be to climb out of the drop zone for the first time this term.
But firstly, they have an FA Cup third-round tie against League One club Tranmere, who have enjoyed successive promotions but are now facing a relegation battle of their own being three points plus a worse goal difference from safety.
I attended Tranmere’s home match against Blackpool last Sunday which finished 1-1 and much the most striking feature of their play was the physicality of striker Morgan Ferrier, who is a real handful for defenders and showed exactly that when he equalised in that game.
It would be no surprise if the Londoner scored in this tie, but Watford have a 100% home record under Pearson and we fully expect them to maintain it here with something to spare.
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Watford vs Tranmere Rovers Betting Tips
Watford to win and over 2.5 goals in the match @ 3/4 with Coral
Tranmere Rovers to score first @ 15/4 with bet365