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On the opening weekend of the season, Liverpool face a tricky away trip to Watford to start off their campaign. Looking back at last season you will be forgiven for thinking this should be easy for Liverpool, they did finish with nearly double the amount of points Watford had to end the season. However, circumstances are different now and this will be a tough test for Liverpool on the opening day.
Watford have made a handful of changes this summer, one thing they are trying to do is become very hard to beat. They have finished their pre-season campaign with two 0-0 draws and while this may not be pretty on the eye, at least they are finiding a way to not lose games. This method could well frustrate Liverpool when they meet on Saturday and it is not the type of game you want to have on the opening day.
Liverpool have played well in pre-season, but this game will be very different to those so far. Instead of the easy, little contact games that they have had, they will face a tough Watford team whose sole mission on Saturday is to make it as difficult as possible for Liverpool. Fans will be excited to see Mohamed Salah make his Premier League debut and his mental toughness will be tested I am sure by the Watford back line.
This is not an ideal place for Liverpool to visit on the opening day, despite the big gap between these two last season.
Watford will look to frustrate and I think they will be successful in doing that. If they can keep Liverpool quiet and turn the game into a scrappy affair then they have a great chance of getting something from this game.
I think this will be a tight encounter, with Watford’s recent 0-0 score lines making it a possibility that this game will also finish on the low scoring side.
Back Watford to cover the handicap with a +1 start at 13/10 with Bet365.