Watford host Blackburn Rovers in the Championship on Wednesday in a 7:45pm kick-off at Vicarage Road.
Here’s all you need to know to watch the game.
Is Watford v Blackburn on TV?
After a solid 1-0 win at Derby County last Friday, the Hornets have now won three of their first five games upon returning to England’s second-tier to currently occupy a play-off position.
Rovers, meanwhile, suffered a disappointing 1-0 home loss to Nottingham Forest at the weekend, but Tony Mowbray won’t be too disappointed with his side taking seven points from their opening five games.
Watford are 11/10 to win this match, with the draw 23/10 and a Blackburn win 13/5.
I’m surprised to see Watford odds-against in this match despite Blackburn being a decent Championship side under Mowbray for a few years now. Vladimir Ivic’s side have impressively conceded just one goal in five games, though, which came in their only defeat at Reading, so are clearly a tough nut to crack.
Indeed, incredibly, all five of Watford’s league games under their new manager so far have seen either zero or one goal scored at either end, with the Serbian’s emphasis clearly on defence rather than offence.
19-year-old Joao Pedro has scored two of Watford’s three goals, including a stunning winner against Derby, and is 12/5 (bet365) to score anytime. Joao Pedro to score first and Watford to win 1-0 for a third time in six games is well-priced at 28/1 (Betfair).
Blackburn, meanwhile, have kept three clean sheets themselves while scoring nine goals combined in the wins against Wycombe Wanderers and Derby, as well as two in the defeat to Bournemouth, but have since blanked against Cardiff and Forest.
Mowbray brought in Harvey Elliot, Barry Douglas and Tom Trybull on loan on the domestic transfer deadline day, and may be tempted to give at least one or two of the trio a debut to freshen things up.
Star striker Adam Armstrong has five goals in five games already this season and is 2/1 (Sky Bet) to score anytime.
With seven of the ten combined games between these sides featuring under two goals, it’s hard to see a goal-fest despite Blackburn’s attacking capabilities.
Watford are the stronger team collectively in my mind, so my main play will be Under 3 Goals for Both Teams Combined and Watford to win or draw at 11/10 when utilising bet365’s Bet Builder feature.
This way we are receiving odds-against for 1-0 or 2-0 to the home side, as well a 0-0 or 1-1 draw.