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The first Monday night action of the Championship 2022-23 season features Watford hosting Sheffield United at the Vicarage Road. The game will take place on August 1, 2022.

Watford vs Sheffield United – Top Predictions & Free Betting Tips

Watford had a very average preseason with a team picking up just one win in the last four friendly games. Sheffield United also have had a difficult time with the team losing against the likes of Mansfield Town and Barnsley.

Draw

Watford and Sheffield United are very evenly moist coming into this game. Even though Watford had been able to pick up several big wins over Sheffield United in the past, both teams are unlikely to be in a situation where a defeat can be quite harmful to the confidence levels of both teams. The potential for a stalemate is very high in this fixture.

Total goals under 2.5

Both matches between Watford and Sheffield United ended up producing less than 2.5 goals during the 2021-22 campaign. The troubles for Watford with regards to the offensive form and they have not been scoring a lot of goals even in pre-season. Meanwhile, Sheffield United also not been scoring a ton of good support from in a match or two.

Watford vs Sheffield United: Battle for the Championship Opener

Watford have consistently struggled in recent games against Sheffield United even if upcoming game is the first between the two teams since 2019. Watford have witnessed a large exodus of players in the summer but manager Rob Edwards has been able to retain some of the crucial lives in the squad against all expectations.

Watford Predicted Line-Up:

Daniel Bachmann, Jeremy Ngakia, Christian Kabasele, Craig Cathcart, Hassane Kamara, Cleverley, Edo Kayembe, Dan Gosling; Ismaila Sarr, Joao Pedro, Emmanuel Dennis

Watford might have had a decent against the blades in the past but they have been unable to break the deadlock in the recent two meetings. The Hornets would be placing home form of a much better position largely due to the defence.

Sheffield United Predicted Line-Up:

Wes Foderingham, Ciaran Clark, John Egan, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Baldock, Olivier Norwood, John Fleck, Sander Berger, Rhys Norrington-Davies; Rhian Brewster, Reda Khadra

Team News

Watford: Coach Rob Edwards has had no injury or suspension problems coming into the game.

Sheffield United: Blades coach Paul Heckingbottom may be without Jack O'Connell, Oliver McBurnie, and Jayden Bogle are the players who are unable to take part in the game.

Top EFL Championship Stats ahead of Watford vs Sheffield United

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

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Questions about Watford vs Sheffield United

Watford vs Sheffield United preview

Where is the match scheduled? Vicarage Road

When does this match start? 01st August 2022 at 20:00 GMT

Which team is the favourite to win? Watford

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