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Tranmere vs Watford predictions ahead of this clash in the FA Cup Third Round on Tuesday. Will the Hornets secure a win or could Tranmere continue their heroics? Read on for our free FA Cup predictions and betting tips.

UPDATE – Tonight’s Tranmere vs Watford fixture has been called off due to heavy rainfall.

Predictions & Tips

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Watford Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1/2

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Watford 2-1 @ 15/2

Reason For Tranmere vs Watford Predictions

  • The hosts have conceded 19 goals in their meetings with League One’s top 6 this term.
  • The Hornets have scored 2+ goals in 5 of their last 6 matches.
  • Tranmere have shipped 25 goals across their last 8 home FA Cup games.
  • Watford have scored 2+ goals in 5 FA Cup ties since the start of 2019.

Watford Enjoying Bounce

Watford’s revival is continuing in the league, but will they use that momentum in this midweek FA Cup replay? The Hornets are in a strong position after a turnaround under manager Nigel Pearson, who looks to be performing another top-flight salvation mission. He has led Watford to four wins in their last five Premier League games, but how will they fare against League One strugglers Tranmere?

Story of the Round

Tranmere’s incredible comeback against Watford at Vicarage Road was the story of the Third Round, but that hasn’t earned this clash a TV slot. Despite that, the encounter between the pair gave us a brilliant 3-3 draw, with Watford blowing a 3-0 lead and nearly losing the tie altogether.

However, some may argue that Pearson wouldn’t have minded a defeat too much. The strain of playing an extra midweek game can’t be great for a side who need to be at their best in the Premier League. The Hornets have a home clash with Tottenham and a trip to relegation rivals Aston Villa in the next week, so rotation is likely here.

High Scoring Hornets

While Watford are set for changes, they do have a few options in their squad. Andre Gray is a solid backup to Troy Deeney – especially for a clash with League One opposition. Pearson has also managed to turn this side into a relentless machine up top, scoring twice or more in five of their last six games. A 3-0 victory at Bournemouth at the weekend has kept up spirits at Vicarage Road, so they should be hopeful of a couple of goals in this trip.

After all, Tranmere have been poor at home this term without really being tested. They’ve met just three of the top 10 in League One at home this season, conceding twice in each. The hosts have shipped 14 goals across their last six games, while they have shipped a combined 19 against the top six in the third tier this season.

The hosts went out of the EFL Cup with a 3-0 loss at home to Championship outfit Hull earlier this term, while they have previous in this competition. Since 2015 Swansea, Peterborough and Tottenham have won at this ground in the cup, scoring 18 goals between them. They’ve shipped 25 goals in their last eight at home in this competition, while Watford have scored two or more five times in this competition since the start of 2019.

With the Hornets in great scoring form, we’re backing them to score at least twice here, with a 2-1 Watford win our correct score pick.

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Article by: Aaron R
Contact: aaron.rogan@freesupertips.co.uk
Twitter: @aaron_rogan
Published: January 14, 2020

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