Date/Time: Saturday 9th February 2019 (Kick-off 4:00 PM CET).
After the tug of war Watford and Everton had over Marco Silva around fifteen months ago you have to imagine the majority of Watford fans are much happier than their counterparts at Everton with the way things have worked out.
Silva didn't get to join Everton immediately, but was sacked by Watford thirteen months ago and replaced by Javi Gracia. The new man has taken Watford from strength to strength and is about to guide them into their best League finish since the 1986/87 season when Graham Taylor was concluding his final season in his first stint as manager of the club.
At the same time Marco Silva has taken over as manager of Everton but this has been a tough season for him and fans are beginning to question whether he is the right man for the job. A decent start has been replaced by a poor run of 7 losses in 10 League games and Everton are struggling for the 7th place finish in the Premier League which would have been the minimum of requirements.
Injuries to some key players in the Watford squad is a concern, but Everton were in a tough game on Wednesday and that may even things out. Even then Watford look short for a team who have won 1 of their last 6 Premier League games at home and instead I am going to look at the total goals market.
Both teams have quality in the final third which should see them cause the other some real problems defensively. That was evident in the 2-2 draw earlier this season between the teams and I would not be surprised if both teams were to score in this one.
The points on offer should be valuable enough to think neither manager will settle for a share of the spoils and I can see these teams matching what they did in the game at Goodison Park and that is sharing out at least three goals.
At the price I think that is slightly more attractive than backing either team on the Asian Handicap in what could be a game decided by an error or a moment of magic either way.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals