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Bet of the day: Ighalo to score and Watford beat Liverpool

Matt Haynes | December 20, 2015

  • Ighalo aiming for fourth goal in as many matches
  • Watford seeking fourth straight win in top flight since 1987
  • Hornets can put four points between them and Reds with win

Walking in a Watford wonderland

Coral offer outstanding odds of 6/1 for Odion Ighalo to score first and Watford to win in this brilliant bet of the day, available in a matchday special with a maximum £20 stake.

Currently in seventh place, should Watford win they can jump to fifth if results go their way, though perhaps more astonishingly, four points ahead of Liverpool to set up an exciting Premier League Christmas schedule.

The Hornets are playing attractive, attacking football under Quique Sanchez Flores and with Liverpool’s questionable defence, the hosts can run riot if they play to their fearless best.

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Watford’s 26-year-old Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has been in fantastic form of late with three in his last three matches, scoring in each.

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He is likely to be a major worry the Reds’ rearguard, who suffered an injury blow to Dejan Lovren last time out and may have to draft in veteran Kolo Toure to cover, with Ighalo likely to relish multiple foot-races with the Ivorian.

His relationship with attacking partner Troy Deeney has been a joy to watch and the duo seem to have formed an understanding with each other, not too dissimilar to that of a certain Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke, which has led to Ighalo’s superb scoring streak.

Hornets hungry for record

If Watford win, in front of what will be a raucous capacity crowd at home, it will be the first time they would have won four in a row in the English top flight since April 1987 when Graham Taylor was manager.

Under Flores they have excelled in the Premier League, exceeding all expectations and have a superb chance of beating Liverpool.

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