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Watford v Preston North End : Championship match betting preview, prediction and odds

Vicarage Road, Watford

Ryan Lowe takes his Preston North End team to the Vicarage Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon, with Tom Cleverley's Watford waiting for them. We have custom-designed statistics for all of the main betting markets, from team to score first to full time result, including form and historical head-to-head data. Predictions are calculated from these, and the odds come directly from leading bookmakers.

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Watford's next match is v Hull at 15:00 on Saturday 20th April
Preston North End's next match is v QPR at 15:00 on Saturday 20th April
The last English Championship meeting between Watford and Preston was on Saturday 6th April 2024
English Championship
April 6th 2024
Watford 0
0 Preston
 
WAT
PNE
Shots On
2
1
Shots Off
6
7
Corners
7
5
Possession
72%
28%
Fouls
6
13
Yellow/red cards
2/0
1/0
 
WatfordPreston
 
D. Bachmann
F. Sierralta Carvallo
R. Andrews
J. Lewis
R. Porteous
W. Hoedt
Y. Asprilla Martínez
A. Dele-Bashiru
E. Kayembe (G. Chakvetadze 62')
V. Bayo (M. Rajovic 62')
E. Dennis (I. Koné 82')
F. Woodman
L. Lindsay
J. Whatmough
J. Storey
A. Hughes
G. Cunningham
A. McCann
R. Brady
(L. Stewart 82') M. Osmajić
W. Keane
(M. Frøkjær-Jensen 82') E. Riis Jakobsen
Best Tip: Under 3.5 goals

Under 3.5 goals means that there will be no more than 3 goals scored by Watford and Preston combined during a standard 90 mins. Recent form stats and historical head-to-head (H2H) records have led us to this prediction, and we're suggest there's a 76% chance of it coming in. The best price available at present on under 3.5 goals is 1.29.

In-Play
Win / Draw / Win
Over / Under 1.5 Goals
Over / Under 2.5 Goals
Over / Under 3.5 Goals
Win To Nil
Both Teams To Score
Correct Score
Both Teams To Score & Result
Double Chance
Half Time / Full Time
Over / Under 0.5 Goals
Over / Under 4.5 Goals
Over / Under 5.5 Goals
Draw No Bet
Team To Score First
An away win looks like the most likely outcome in the win/draw/win market, with our predictive algorithm suggesting there’s a 42% chance of Preston coming away with a win.
Change odds
Predictions Add Bet365 Coral Betfred 888Sport
Watford
31%
21/20
2%
21/20
7%
23/20
2%
21/20
8%
Draw
27%
23/1023/10
3%
23/10
6%
9/4
3%
Preston
42%
14/5
9%
27/10
12%
5/2
6%
27/10
17%
Draw 1-1
13%
5/1
8%
5/111/221/4
2%
Preston 1-0
11%
17/215/2
6%
9/1
5%
9/1
11%
Watford 1-0
9%
11/2
7%
5/1
8%
6/16/1
Preston 2-1
9%
12/1
8%
10/1
10%
11/1
9%
11/1
9%
Draw 0-0
8%
7/1
11%
13/2
6%
8/18/1
Preston 2-0
8%
18/1
12%
14/1
15%
16/116/1
21%
Watford 2-1
7%
8/17/1
6%
8/1
6%
15/2
6%
Watford 2-0
5%
8/1
10%
15/2
6%
9/18/1
10%
Draw 2-2
5%
16/1
13%
12/114/1
15%
13/1
Preston 3-1
4%
33/1
17%
22/1
10%
28/1
12%
28/1
16%
Preston 3-0
4%
40/128/1
12%
40/1
21%
40/1
32%
Watford 3-1
3%
18/114/116/115/1
6%
Preston 3-2
2%
40/128/1
12%
33/135/1
6%
Watford 3-0
2%
16/1
11%
14/118/1
12%
16/1
11%
Watford 3-2
2%
33/1
17%
22/1
10%
28/1
12%
25/1
10%
Over 2.5 Goals
46%
6/5
10%
-Evs11/10
Under 2.5 Goals
54%
4/6
7%
-8/117/10
Home 1st Goal
45%
8/13
3%
-8/11-
Away 1st Goal
50%
13/8
9%
-11/8-
No 1st Goal
5%
7/1
11%
-15/2-
BTTS - Yes
50%
10/11
4%
19/20
5%
4/517/20
1%
BTTS - No
50%
4/5
2%
4/5
3%
10/1122/25
1%
BTTS - Home Win
14%
15/417/510/3-
BTTS - Draw
19%
15/4
6%
7/210/37/2
2%
BTTS - Away Win
18%
7/1
14%
6/1
17%
11/2-
Home/draw
58%
1/4
4%
2/7
3%
3/1027/100
6%
Away/draw
69%
8/11
4%
8/11
4%
7/103/4
7%
Home/away
73%
1/31/3
2%
1/333/100
1%
Over 1.5 Goals
71%
2/5
3%
-4/117/20
Under 1.5 Goals
29%
2/1
6%
-2/143/20
Over 3.5 Goals
24%
10/3
8%
-11/43/1
Under 3.5 Goals
76%
2/9
2%
-1/41/4
Over 4.5 Goals
11%
8/1
13%
-6/17/1
Under 4.5 Goals
89%
1/14
1%
-1/121/14
Over 5.5 Goals
4%
18/1
12%
--17/1
5%
Under 5.5 Goals
96%
1/40--1.00
Over 0.5 Goals
92%
1/12
1%
-1/161/18
Under 0.5 Goals
8%
7/1
11%
-7/18/1
5%
Home DNB
50%
4/9
6%
4/9
7%
1/24/9
9%
Away DNB
61%
13/8
10%
6/4
9%
6/417/10
17%
Watford win to nil
17%
9/4
7%
-12/5-
Preston win to nil
24%
5/1
9%
-5/1-
Watford / Watford
24%
12/5
6%
11/5
6%
12/547/20
7%
Watford / Preston
3%
33/125/133/135/1
6%
Watford / Draw
6%
14/112/1
8%
14/113/1
Draw / Watford
16%
4/119/5
4%
4/117/4
6%
Draw / Preston
11%
7/1
14%
13/2
7%
7/17/1
7%
Draw / Draw
17%
15/417/5
4%
18/5
8%
19/5
2%
Preston / Watford
3%
25/120/125/125/1
Preston / Preston
14%
11/2
18%
19/4
10%
5/1
9%
21/4
19%
Preston / Draw
6%
14/112/114/113/1
bet365
Win / draw / win Championship table

Watford have played 40 matches so far this season and are in 14th position in the league.

Performance against teams above them in the league

20 of those games have come against teams above them in the table. They have lost 10 games, drawn 7 and won 3. Watford have conceded 41 goals, scored 30, failed to score in 4 matches and kept no clean sheets.

Home league performance

Watford have played 20 games at home, winning 5, drawing 7 and losing 8 fixtures. They have scored 31 goals, conceded 28 goals, kept 5 clean sheets and failed to score 3 times in home league games.

Preston lay in 8th place on 59 points in the Championship league table having played 39 matches.

Performance against teams below them in the league

They have played 29 games against teams below them in the table, winning 13, drawing 6 and losing 10 games. They have scored 36 goals and kept 7 clean sheets against lower placed opposition. Preston have conceded 35 goals and have failed to score in 7 matches.

Away league performance

Preston have played 19 away games, winning 7, drawing 4 and losing 8 games. They have scored an average of 1.1 goals per away game and conceded an average 1.3 goals per away game.

Watford
Won
Draw
Lost
Scores
Preston
HOME AWAY TEAM PLD W D L GD PTS HOME AWAY
l
 
1-2F
d
 
0-00-0
 Ipswich43261163289 
w
 
3-2F
l
 
4-2A
l
 
1-2A
l
 
2-0A
 Leicester42284104188 
Apr 27
l
 
3-0A
d
 
2-2F
l
 
3-0A
 Leeds4326984287 
w
 
2-1F
l
 
2-1F
d
 
1-1A
l
 
3-2A
 Southampton4225983084 
d
 
2-2A
l
 
3-0A
d
 
2-2F
d
 
2-2F
 West Brom432012112472 
l
 
0-4A
May 4
w
 
3-2A
l
 
4-2A
 Norwich43218141671 
l
 
0-1A
d
 
0-00-0
Apr 20
w
 
1-2F
 Hull42181113865 
d
 
0-00-0
l
 
1-0A
l
 
1-2F
d
 
3-3F
 Coventry421712131463 
w
 
3-2A
w
 
0-3F
l
 
2-3A
May 4
 M'Boro4318916563 
w
 
2-1F
l
 
4-0A
d
 
0-00-0
w
 
1-5A
 Preston Away4318916-463 
-
-
l
 
0-1A
d
 
1-1A
 Cardiff4318520-1259 
l
 
1-2F
w
 
0-2F
l
 
1-4A
d
 
1-1F
 Bristol C43161017458 
w
 
2-0F
d
 
1-1A
Apr 27
l
 
2-0A
 Sunderland4316819256 
w
 
2-1F
l
 
2-0A
d
 
1-1A
w
 
0-1F
 Swansea43141118-953 
w
 
2-1A
l
 
2-1A
-
-
 Watford Home43121615152 
l
 
1-5F
d
 
0-00-0
d
 
2-2F
l
 
1-0A
 Millwall43131119-1350 
d
 
1-1F
d
 
1-1A
l
 
0-1A
w
 
1-2A
 Blackburn43131020-1449 
d
 
2-2A
w
 
1-2F
d
 
0-00-0
d
 
3-3F
 Plymouth43121219-848 
w
 
2-1F
w
 
0-1F
w
 
4-0F
w
 
1-2F
 QPR43121120-1747 
l
 
0-2A
Apr 20
d
 
1-1F
l
 
1-0A
 Stoke43121120-1947 
l
 
1-2A
w
 
0-2F
w
 
2-0F
w
 
0-1F
 Birmingham4312922-1645 
w
 
2-1A
l
 
1-0A
l
 
1-2F
d
 
0-00-0
 Huddersfield4391717-2344 
w
 
4-1A
w
 
1-3F
w
 
1-0F
d
 
0-00-0
 Sheff Wed4312823-3144 
l
 
0-1A
w
 
0-1F
w
 
5-0F
w
 
0-1F
 Rotherham4341128-5323 
w
 
3-0F
d
 
1-1A
Win / draw / win form
Watford 15TH
20 league games
Home
Overall
Goals: Scored
31
Conceded
28
Games: Scored
17 / 20
Conceded
15 / 20
Clean sheets
5 / 20
Failed to score
3 / 20
Won
5
Draw
7
Lost
8
Goals: Scored
28
Conceded
31
Games: Scored
17 / 20
Conceded
17 / 20
Clean sheets
3 / 20
Failed to score
3 / 20
Won
5
Draw
7
Lost
8
Preston 10TH
20 league games
Away
Overall
Goals: Scored
22
Conceded
28
Games: Scored
14 / 20
Conceded
14 / 20
Clean sheets
6 / 20
Failed to score
6 / 20
Won
7
D
4
Lost
9
Goals: Scored
28
Conceded
23
Games: Scored
15 / 20
Conceded
13 / 20
Clean sheets
7 / 20
Failed to score
5 / 20
Won
9
D
4
Lost
7
Win / draw / win head to head (H2H)
6
Watford have not lost to Preston in 6 consecutive home league meetings
League games at Watford since 2000
Watford
Preston
Goals: Scored
16
13
Games: Scored
8 / 12
8 / 12
Clean sheets
4 / 12
4 / 12
WAT
4
D
4
PNE
4
All league games since 2000
Watford
Preston
Goals: Scored
31
31
Games: Scored
18 / 25
19 / 25
Clean sheets
6 / 25
7 / 25
WAT
6
D
9
PNE
10
Goal Statistics
Watford 15th Preston 10th
Kickoff prediction
Kickoff prediction
1.1
goals
1.4
goals
Scoring probability
Scoring probability
0
32%
1
37%
2
21%
3
8%
4+
There is a 69% probability that Watford will score no more than 1 goal
0
25%
1
35%
2
24%
3
11%
4+
There is a 60% probability that Preston will score no more than 1 goal
 
20 home / away league games
20 home / away league games
+3
Watford’s goalscoring at home has been inline with predictions
=0
Preston’s goalscoring when away has been inline with predictions
1.6
average goals scored
1.1
average goals scored
1.4
conceded
1.4
conceded
 
Statistics Championship - 2023/2024 Season
https://api.kickoff.co.uk/v1/fixture/260024/accaPanel/formStats/marketCode/FULL
Watford
PG (predicted goals)
Preston
1.1
1.4
Attack rating
0%
better
WAT
PNE
view stats
Games scored31
30
Failed to score12
13
Scored first20
18
Goals scored59
56
Avg. goals scored1.4
1.3
Avg. shots per game10
7
Avg. shots per goal7
5
Conversion rate14%
20%
KickOff rating
0%
Defence rating
6%
better
WAT
PNE
view stats
Games conceded31
33
Clean sheets12
10
Conceded first18
22
Goals conceded58
60
Avg. goals conceded1.3
1.4
Avg. shots/game conceded9
9
Avg. shots/goal conceded7
7
Conversion rate15%
15%
KickOff rating
+6%

Watford v Preston Championship lLine ups will show here when available.

Watford Championship squad statistics 2023/2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
4110613
W HoedtM RajovicY AsprillaR Porteous
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
D Bachmann GLK24
4
-
F Carvallo DEF231
3
-
W Hoedt DEF4122
11
-
R Porteous DEF3533
13
-
J Lewis MID342
3
-
T Dele-Bashiru MID3522
2
-
E Kayembe MID3252
6
-
R Andrews MID3722
6
1
Y Asprilla FWD4166
7
-
V Bayo FWD3663
2
1
E Dennis FWD154
1
-
Subs
B Hamer GLK19
3
-
M Pollock DEF17
2
-
J Morris DEF11
2
-
J Livermore MID2931
9
-
I Koné MID3942
3
-
G Chakvetadze MID3414
7
-
T Ince FWD2722
1
-
M Rajovic FWD3810
1
-
M Martins FWD3652
3
-
Preston Championship squad statistics 2023/2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
4313810
L LindsayW KeaneM Frökjaer-JensenA McCann
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
F Woodman GLK41
2
-
J Whatmough DEF19
2
-
L Lindsay DEF433
9
-
A Hughes DEF3612
3
-
G Cunningham MID11
4
-
R Brady MID2912
4
-
A McCann MID32
10
-
J Storey MID39
5
-
M Osmajic FWD3282
4
-
W Keane FWD35133
4
-
E Riis FWD1862
-
Subs
D Cornell GLK2
1
-
K. Best DEF111
2
-
J Seary DEF3
-
B Woodburn MID19
3
-
D Holmes MID3145
7
-
N Mawene MID5
-
T. Mawene MID
-
M Frökjaer-Jensen MID3838
4
-
L Stewart FWD13
2
-