After a Europa League defeat to Feyenoord, Jose Mourinho takes his side to Vicarage Road where we're expecting another high scoring game involving the Hornets
It has been a pretty disappointing week for Jose Mourinho by his lofty standards. A derby defeat to their city rivals at Old Trafford preceded another loss on the road, this time in Rotterdam as Feyenoord beat a rotated Manchester United team 1-0.
Watford are next up for the Reds with the Hornets Paddy Power's outsiders priced at 9/2 (5.50) to make it back-to-back wins after a dramatic 4-2 comeback win at the London Stadium. United are 4/7 (1.57) with the draw an industry best 16/5 (4.20) at the same firm.
Paddy Power have a new customer enhanced offer running on this game. Anyone without an account can back the away side at 5/1 (6.0) when opening a new account. That's not all though, existing players have a Money Back Special too, simply back either team to win before kick-off and get a free bet if they are losing at half time.
While a reaction will be expected from the visitors, the prospect of backing United at 4/7 (1.57) off the back of a European away day is unlikely to inspire most punters and looking to the goals markets could be a better option in search of a wager at Vicarage Road.
Few would have expected such a reaction from Watford after falling 2-0 behind early on against West Ham, but Walter Mazzarri's men showed plenty of fight and they look capable of contributing to the goals tally on home soil.
The hosts have netted at least once in all four of their Premier League games this term. That includes breaching the defences of Chelsea and Arsenal before last weekend's goal fest. Given that United have looked far from assured at the back in the past week, plus the travel back from Rotterdam, they could be vulnerable, too.
Both teams to score at 5/6 (1.83) could be of interest but at the same price over 2.5 goals looks a tempting option considering this bet has landed in three of Watford's four league games this season and neither backline looks especially likely to maintain a clean sheet.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was a second half substitute on Thursday to no avail but the 34-year-old is 10/11 (1.91) to score anytime in this game as Paddy Power are clearly keen to duck the man who has already netted four times in the Premier League.
Mourinho will demand a reaction from his side, who he admits are low on confidence, and while going forward United should have few issues breaching a Watford defence that has leaked eight goals in four league games, the visitors could have just at much trouble stopping Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo at the other end.
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