Stoke v Watford Betting Tips [2 October 2022]

Football - Championship

2 October 2022 7:00

45' :  0 - 1
Under 2.5 Goals

The match

Stoke City host Watford at the Bet365 Stadium for the twelfth round of the Championship campaign. The Potters look like they are recovering from their poor start to the league. They have won two and lost one of their last five, conceding a goalless draw in their most recent encounter against QPR. They tend to show up at home however, losing just once in their last seven games. Stoke’s tradition against the Hornets is also not the strongest, having beaten them just once in their last seven games. 

Another infamous chapter in the ruthless record of Watford owner Gio Pozzo has been written. At one point tipped as the person who would end the hire and fire cultures that doomed the club so many times, Rob Edwards was shockingly fired after eleven games despite having Watford just a point away from the play-off places. Admittedly, the Hornets did not have the most electric of starts this season. They have won just three of their first ten league games, having tasted victory just once in their last eight encounters. With regards to their away form, Watford are winless in their last nine, failing to score in four of these. On the bright side, they tend to enjoy a trip down Stoke on Trent, having emerged as victors in four of their last seven travels there.

Key Statistics

  • Four of Stoke’s last six games have seen Under 2.5 goals
  • All of Watford’s last five away games have seen Under 2.5 goals
  • Watford have not scored more than one away goal per game in any of their last nine outings
  • Four of their last five meetings at the Bet365 Stadium have featured Under 2.5 goals

The bet of our experts

Stoke have picked up form lately while Watford have a new manager again and a good tradition against the Potters. With no clear selection at the match winner market, backing the Unders is the smartest play, in what should be a tense, cautious game.
Created on 28/09/2022 at 20:09
All tips are fully researched and given in good faith, but profits cannot be guaranteed.
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