|Game||Sheffield United vs Watford FC|
|Date & Time||Thursday December 26, 2019, 10:00 AM (EST)|
over 2.5 (+104)
NBC Sports Gold
Two teams with opposite runs in the Premier League this season will now lock horns on Thursday, when Sheffield United will host Watford. Sheffield United have been really strong despite their small budget, while Watford have been the most disappointing team in the league so far.
Watford (2-10-6) are coming into this match after a quite unexpected win at home over Manchester United. They played solid defense and scored twice in a four-minute span to take a nice 0-2 win, while also keeping a clean sheet. However, that was just their second win of the season, as Watford are the team most likely to be relegated. They are still stuck at the bottom of the Premier League with 12 points, scoring 11 and conceding 32 goals so far.
Sheffield United (7-4-7) were really solid once again and grabbed another win on the road, this time by 1-0 against Burnley. The new-comers have been in really great shape lately with three consecutive wins and just one loss in their last couple of months (5-1-6). Their success has brought them to the 5th spot of the league table with 28 points. Sheffield United have been hit-or-miss at home so far (4-4-1) but have lost just once there in the last five (3-1-1).
The two teams split the points in a goal-less draw in the first round earlier in the season. The last time they met was back in 2010/11 in the Championship, where Watford won both matches with clean sheets. However, Sheffield United have been quite solid as hosts against Watford in the last five here (3-1-1). I expect a close match between the two sides here, so I am going with the Under 2.25 Goals.