Tranmere vs Watford Betting Odds and Predictions

The big clubs curse these days. The little clubs love such games. We’re talking about the FA Cup replay games. There are eight of them this week. The third FA Cup round therefore goes into extra time.


Tranmere vs Watford Betting Odds and Predictions

The “replays” have a long tradition in English football. There was (at least) a replay 14 times in the final. In 1993, the FA Cup final was reissued for the last time. Back then between Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal. A season earlier, three games were necessary before a winner was known.

Third division promoted Tranmere Rovers is happy about additional income on Tuesday. Prenton Park will be sold out. Watford coach Nigel Pearson would have loved to do without the trip to Merseyside. The Premier League club is finally in a relegation battle. The rovers secured the replay thanks to a draw on Vicarage Road.

Last season, the “Super White Army” lost 0: 7 in round three to Tottenham. This time, the omens are completely different. The chance of moving into round four is huge. The Hornets will play again with a B-Elf or C-Elf.

In 2004 Tranmere was in the fourth round for the last time. In 2000, 2001 and 2004, the Birkenhead Club established itself as a favorite scare and reached the quarter-finals in the lower class.

Favorite is between Hertfordshire and Tranmere and Watford according to bookmaker odds. But there is a lot of surprise potential in this pairing. Unlike last season, the Hornets are not interested in a long cup run.

Tranmere vs Watford Betting Odds and PredictionsTranmere – Statistics & Current Form

In recent years, the Tranmere Rovers have known only one direction. Up.
The climb over the playoffs was successful twice. Accordingly, luck also played a certain role. The “Super White Army” made the leap from the fifth-class National League to the third-class League One within twelve months.

Wembley was twice the place where desires came true. In 20015, the Rovers first stepped out of the Football League after 94 years. In May 2019, after five years of abstinence, the Merseyside club was back in League One.

The Scottish trainer Micky Mellon is the master of recent successes. Previously, Mellon had already achieved a double promotion with Fleetwood Town (from the sixth division to the fourth division) and led Shrewsbury to League One in 2015.

This season, Wembley participation would only be possible via the trophy. But this is highly unrealistic. For Tuesday between Tranmere and Watford, our prediction for a tip is still on the home side, although the Rovers are in the third-highest division in the relegation battle.

After 24 laps, the “Super White Army” occupies a relegation zone. Only five matches have been won (5-7-12). Only Bolton (four) and Southend (one success) won fewer games. However, the Rovers still have a catch-up game in hand. The Birkenhead Club has been without a win for four matches (0-2-2). In Southend it was only enough to goalless 0-0 on Saturday afternoon. Of the recent nine League One matches, only one was won (1-3-5).

Tranmere could not compensate for the departure of top scorer James Norwood. The 29-year-old moved to the former European Cup winner Ipswich Town on a free transfer in the summer. His hits were decisive for the two ascents of the Rovers. In the preseason, Norwood scored 30 times. There were 23 booths in the National League.

With Luke McCullough and Peter Clarke, the Rovers recently signed two new players. As in the first leg, the injured Borthwick-Jackson, Ellis, Gumbs, Miller, Banks and Davies will be missing.

Best scorers in League One:

🏆 4 goals: Stefan Payne
🏆 4 goals: Connor Jennings
🏆 4 goals: Morgan Ferrier

Probable lineups of Tranmere:

➤ Chapman; Caprice, Monthe, Clarke, Woods; Perkins, Potter; Morris, Jennings, Taylor; Ferrier
➤ Coach: Micky Mellon

Last games from Tranmere:

⚽️ 01/11/2020 – Southend United vs. Tranmere 0-0 (League One)
⚽️ 01/07/2020 – Tranmere vs. Leicester City U21 1: 2 (EFL Trophy)
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – Watford vs. Tranmere 3: 3 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/01/2020 – Tranmere vs. Coventry City 1: 4 (League One)
⚽️ 29.12.2019 – Tranmere vs. Blackpool 1-1 (League One)

Tranmere vs Watford Betting Odds and PredictionsWatford – Statistics & Current Form

“The FA Cup is not a priority and I will not apologize for it.” Hornets coach Nigel Pearson said this after the third round match against Tranmere. His team had just given up a 3-0 break lead. Pearson’s only intention was to spare his regular players.

Tranmere, third last in League One, finally turned the game in the second round. The third league climber from Merseyside was one of the most spectacular catch-ups in the history of the cup. The 3: 3 made for a replay in Prenton Park.

Pearson had changed his team in eight positions and will compete again with a B team on Tuesday. Relegation in the Premier League is more important. Pearson was hired for this. For Watford, the 56-year-old is the third coach of the season.

According to the betting provider, the Hornets still go into the game favorably. This is shown by Tranmere vs. Watford the odds for a tip on the advancement of the respective teams. Watford reached the FA Cup final 18 months ago. There was a 0: 6 attrition from Manchester City.

The creeping decline of the Hornets started in last season’s second half. At that time, the priority was on the trophy. The results and performances in the league were no longer good. Ex-coach Javi Gracia was allowed to continue until September. Successor Quique Sánchez Flores didn’t last three months.

It was only under Pearson that Watford found his way back on track. Watford scored 13 points (4-1-1) from the six Premier League games with Nigel Pearson. Only Liverpool and Manchester City got more points in the “Pearson table”.

At the weekend, the Hornets won the six-point game in Bournemouth. However, this is not of great importance for the cup, because none of the regular regular players will play in Birkenhead from the start.

Best scorers in the Premier League:

🏆 4 goals: Gerard Deulofeu
🏆 4 goals: Troy Deeney
🏆 3 goals: Ismaila Sarr

Probable lineup of Watford:

➤ Bachmann; Holebas, Barrett, Spencer-Adams, Masina; Quina, Whelan, Dele-Bashiru, Success; Gray, Pedro
➤ Coach: Pearson

Last games from Watford:

⚽️ 01/12/2020 – Bournemouth vs. Watford 0-3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – Watford vs. Tranmere 3: 3 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/01/2020 – Watford vs. Wolverhampton 2-1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 12/28/2019 – Watford vs. Aston Villa 3-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 12/26/2019 – Sheffield United vs. Watford 1-1 (Premier League)

Tranmere vs Watford Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights

Head to head: 14 wins Watford – 8 draws – 9 wins Tranmere Rovers (31 competitive games)

The first leg a week and a half ago was known to end spectacularly with a 3: 3 draw. It was the first meeting between Watford and Tranmere since the 2000/01 season. Back then there was a tie in Vicarage Road and a home win for the Rovers in Birkenhead. A good omen for the “Super White Army” on Tuesday? This pairing has never been seen in the FA Cup before this season.

Tranmere vs Watford – Betting Odds Comparison – FA Cup 2020

🔺 Betting Prediction: Tranmere
🔺 Betting Odds: 5.25
🔺 Betting Prediction: Draw
🔺 Betting Odds: 4.00
🔺 Betting Prediction: Watford
🔺 Betting Odds: 1.69

Tranmere vs Watford Betting Odds and Predictions

No expert had predicted the outcome of the first leg in advance. Watford led 3-0 after 34 minutes. A replay seemed as likely as an English Barnsley championship next season, but Tranmere turned the game upside down and had the momentum on its side in the second leg.

Nevertheless at Tranmere vs Watford the odds of the betting providers make a victory of the Hornets seem more realistic. Dr Pokal is not a priority for coach Pearson in the current situation. He would prefer to leave the league with a view to the league. That would mean a weekend without play and more time on the training ground. There will again be a mixed-up B team on the lawn.

Key facts – Tranmere vs Watford tips

🔻 Watford lost the FA Cup final last season
🔻 Tranmere was last in round four in 2004
🔻 Watford will send a B-eleven into the race

The rovers, on the other hand, will be highly motivated. We recommend placing a tip on the rovers in our prediction at Tranmere against Watford. “Super White Army” trainer Mellon will send his best team into the race. The own league situation does not matter on Tuesday. The Rovers have already proven this in Hertfordshire.

Rather, the almost sold-out Prenton Park offers a great opportunity to reach the fourth round again for the first time in 16 years. Also financially not unimportant for the clammy club.

🔺 Competition: FA Cup
🔺 Date: Jan 14th 2020
🔺 Betting Prediction: 1
🔺 Betting Odds: 5.25
🔺 Stake: 6/10