Watford - Charlton Athletic Betting Preview: Hornets value to sting Addicks on New Year's Day

Chris Powell's men are without a win in their last six matches and Willie Duncan expects them to endure further misery when they visit Vicarage Road to face Gianfranco Zola's side
Watford ended 2012 in style with a convincing 3-1 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon and Gianfranco Zola’s side will be looking to begin 2013 in a similar manner when they welcome out-of-sorts Charlton Athletic to Vicarage Road on New Year’s Day.

The Hornets have lost just one of their last 11 fixtures and are available at a tasty 9/10 (1.90) with Marathon Bet to kick off the New Year in style by claiming all three points from their home clash with the Addicks.

Chris Powell’s men have found life tough on their return to the Championship but, despite a desperate run of six matches without a win, Charlton find themselves eight points clear of the relegation zone as they enter the New Year.

The visitors can be backed at a chunky 7/2 (4.50) with Marathon Bet to end that disappointing sequence of results by seeing off Zola’s men.

The same firm go 13/5 (3.60) that both sides are forced to settle for a share of the spoils on Tuesday.

Watford have managed an impressive 44 goals from their 24 league games this season. Only Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace and Cardiff City having scored more – all three teams having played one match more than Gianfranco Zola’s men – and the Hornets will be confident of adding to that tally against a struggling Addicks side.

Watford have scored in each of their last nine fixtures.

That run included six at Elland Road against Leeds United, four at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday and four at home to Barnsley at the beginning of December and the free-scoring Hornets can be backed to enjoy another comfortable victory here.

Marathon Bet offer even money (2.0) that the match features at least three goals and that is a price which is sure to attract plenty of support.

Those in search of a bigger price should snap up the juicy 47/25 (2.88) quote from the same firm for to win Watford on the -1 goal handicap and kick off 2013 with a convincing win.

Watford to win at 9/10 (1.90) with Marathon Bet
Watford (-1) at 47/25 with Marathon Bet

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

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