Watford vs Man Utd betting tips: Red Devils to lose and Deulofeu to score for Hornets ahead of Tottenham vs Chelsea – The Sun

PREMIER LEAGUE football comes thick and fast as the festive schedule kicks into gear.

We've got betting tips for you from four weekend games across the top-flight, including Watford vs Man Utd and Tottenham vs Chelsea

Watford vs Man Utd, Sunday 2pm

THERE were signs of life for the Hornets last weekend at Anfield.

Nigel Pearson only had a couple of days to work with his new side, but they were a team who looked free of the shackles and about to enter a new era.

If they're to avoid relegation there is still plenty of work to do at Vicarage Road.

But in going up to Anfield and putting in a stellar performance against the probable champions, they've at least brought back what many Watford fans thought had gone – hope.

For United, their topsy-turvy season continues to lurch from highs to lows.

After the ecstasy of a derby win in City's own backyard, they were limp against Everton and had to rely on a kid coming off the bench to steal a point.

We've told you all year not to back United on their travels – they've just two wins to their name and haven't kept an away clean-sheet this season.

And we don't think that streak ends here.

With Pearson whipping up the always vocal Vicarage Road crowd, this could be an uncomfortable afternoon for Ole's fragile side.

They do have a decent record here, but one thing this fixture always seems to produce is goals.

Since 2000 the teams have faced each other eight times on this ground – and every single meeting has produced three goals or more.

Get on the 3/4 for over 2.5 goals as a result, whilst we like the look of United winning at half time but failing to win the game.

They've proved to be fast starters in three of their last six away games, taking the lead into the break against City, Chelsea and Norwich.

But with Watford scrapping for their lives at the bottom, a play on that market nets you a massive 10/1. Hard to turn that down.

Gerard Deulofeu looked like a player who wanted to leave a fortnight ago – but his cameo at Anfield demonstrated that the player Barcelona thought they'd got all those years ago is still there somewhere.

In a game where we're backing the Hornets to score and he'll likely be on set-piece duty, he can grab a goal at 14/5.

SunSport's best bets

Both teams to score at Vicarage Road: 7/10

Man Utd to be winning at HT, but fail to win the game: 10/1

Gerard Deulofeu on the scoresheet at any time: 14/5

Spurs vs Chelsea, Sunday 4.30pm

WHAT has happened to Chelsea in the last few weeks?!

Four defeats in five Premier League games and the wheels are threatening to come off Super Frank's first season in charge.

Any coincidence the downturn in form has been centred around the news that the club's transfer ban has been lifted? Just me? Okay.

Away from Stamford Bridge this term you can pretty much guarantee a goal-fest, with 37 goals being scored at both ends in just EIGHT games.

But after back-to-back defeats on the road at City and then Everton, the Chelsea young guns are starting to feel the pinch.

They come to the shiny Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at just the wrong time.

Spurs' 2-1 stoppage time win at Wolves was token Jose Mourinho and he's starting to grind out the victories with four in their last five.

As a result, Tottenham can actually leapfrog Chelsea into the Champions League spots with three points here – that was unthinkable just a month ago.

History isn't exactly on the Blues' side either.

In their last seven visits to North London they've won just once, an early season 2017/18 victory when Spurs were forced to play at the soulless Wembley Stadium.

Tottenham have very much settled into their new ground and it feels like home.

So we're all over their chances of piling more misery on Lampard as Mourinho looks to get one over his former club.

You can get a whopping 27/20 on a Spurs win, which is more than generous for a side with third-best home record in the Premier League.

Like we mentioned earlier, we're expecting goals. And a lot of them.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/15 and for this fixture, we reckon that's overpriced.

Harry Kane found his groove against Burnley and now has 25 goals in 27 games for club and country this season.

He loves a London derby and we just can't understand how he's not an odds-on shot to score anytime.

Get on King Kane to do the business.

At 13/10 – remember this is to score at ANY time – that's our bet of the weekend right there.

SunSport's best bets

Over 2.5 goals in North London: 8/15

Spurs to beat Chelsea: 27/20

Harry Kane to score anytime: 13/10

*All odds correct at time of publication

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