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Bet of the Day: Watford to hold Man United to draw

Jose Mourinho’s side could struggle at Vicarage Road

Manchester United scraped a fortunate win against Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend to stay within eight points of league-leaders Manchester City.

United were well below par at Old Trafford, following the 1-0 defeat to Basel in their previous game.

Jose Mourinho will be concerned at his side’s stuttering recent displays. But with a trip to Arsenal at the weekend, he’s likely to rest several regular starters against Watford on Tuesday.

United can’t afford to be complacent though. The Hornets won this fixture last season. And they’ve beaten Arsenal and drawn with Liverpool at home this term.

That’s why the Coral Bet of the Day is a Draw at 14/5.

No bore draw

Watford have scored at least two goals in all but one of their last eight league games.

Marco Silva’s system allows young Brazilian Richarlison to shine and gets midfielders into goalscoring positions.

Whoever Mourinho selects, his United side will still have quality in the final third. Zlatan Ibrahimovic could make his first start of the season. Henrikh Mkhitaryan may also return to the starting XI.

There could be goals and Both Teams to Score is 4/5.

Could there be an upset?

Take Manchester United’s mediocre recent displays, the likelihood of a weakened team, the fact they’ll have an eye on the Arsenal game and Watford will fancy their chances of a surprise win.

Silva’s side are up in 8th place and are 21/5 underdogs. There could be real value there.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing