Moving one step closer to lifting their first Premier League title after a dramatic night at Anfield on Monday, Liverpool will look to simply extend their unbeaten run when they make the trip to Watford on Saturday evening.
Eventually picking up what was a stunning 3-2 win over another relegation scrapper in West Ham earlier in the week, the Reds open the weekend fixtures with a remarkable 22-point buffer at the top of the table and just four more victories will see them lift the title.
On the flip side, while Jurgen Klopp’s side might be marching towards what would be a famous campaign on Merseyside, Saturday’s hosts simply find themselves in a battle to extend their Premier League status.
Hit with a 3-0 defeat against Manchester United last weekend and falling back into the bottom-three, Watford have come crashing back down to earth after a bright start to lift under Nigel Pearson.
Along with losing the reverse fixture against Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield back in December, Watford have lost each of their last four consecutive matches against the Reds and a similar outcome can be found at 4/9 with Ladbrokes.
Watford back to their worst?
Although some very eye-catching performances at the start of Nigel Pearson’s tenure may have improved the mood around Vicarage Road, Watford have since come crashing back down to earth in rather dramatic fashion.
Slipping back into the drop zone and now seen to be one of the leading contenders to be hit with a Championship return this year, the one-time Leicester boss has seen his side lose four of their last five matches across all competitions.
Also throwing away the lead in dramatic fashion against both Everton and Brighton in back-to-back matchups, a huge part of Watford’s continued issues has been down to some glaring struggles at the back.
Including shipping three against League One outfit Tranmere in the FA Cup, Saturday’s hosts have conceded a trio of strikes in two of their last three Premier League appearances.
In for what could be another long evening this weekend, you might be interested to know that betting offers like Watford can be found priced at 13/8 with Betfair to once again ship over 2.5 goals on home soil.
Liverpool march on
While they may not have been at their best and had to come from behind against West Ham on Monday night, Jurgen Klopp’s side did land a 3-2 win and are now within touching distance of lifting their first Premier League title.
Knowing that four more wins will see them crowned champions, the former Borussia Dortmund boss also finds his side still on course to finish the year as just the second team of invincibles.
Dropping just a pair of points all season and a party atmosphere around Anfield, there is no doubt that the Reds will be confident of making another statement on the road this weekend.
While he may have received a huge helping hand from West Ham keeper Łukasz Fabiański on Monday night, Klopp will be glad to see Mohamed Salah extend on his recent Premier League purple patch.
With his sights set on claiming another Golden Boot this year, the former PFA Player of the Year has recorded four goals in as many top-flight appearances and can be found priced at 1/1 with Coral to find the net this weekend.