Although perhaps one of the biggest cliches in the entire world of football, there are never any easy games in the Premier League however the one that Manchester United has on Saturday could be one that is ideal for the club.
Of course, we all know that Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is under an immense amount of pressure at the moment as it will weigh a ton on his shoulders with each and every day that passes, regardless of whether he can do anything about it or not.
There are times, though, in which he is able to do something about it and that happens on matchday. Indeed, Saturday afternoon will see the return of the fixture list for his Red Devils after a short (and perhaps much-needed) break in the schedule because of the latest international break to have taken place.
Saturday’s fixture will see the club head to Hertfordshire where they will take on Watford at Vicarage Road and it will come as no surprise to learn that they are heavy favourites to come away with the three points. Betway Sportsbook has them priced at odds of 1/2 to be victors, with Watford and a draw respectively priced at 19/4 and 15/4.
United will want to turn things around and propel themselves back into the hunt for the Premier League title with a victory, especially after being beaten convincingly in their recent Manchester derby effort.
Some players will have been able to enjoy a positive international experience which could have lifted spirits, although there will be some that may be a little more miserable than others. For instance, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes might be a little annoyed as Portugal were unable to qualify for the FIFA 2022 World Cup automatically.
Although it seems not many have given Watford too much of a chance to be able to win in this game, they have shown that they can pull off some rather surprising results at times. Let’s not forget that they do have one of the most experienced football managers (in regards to the number of clubs, at least) in Claudio Ranieri – a Premier League winner, no less.
The Hornets are fighting near the bottom of the Premier League table and might sense that a potential shock can be on the cards given their underdog status, although when you take their performance against Liverpool into account, then perhaps it is easy to see why they might struggle at home to United.