Michael Owen has been looking ahead to Saturday’s match at Vicarage Road.

Despite Watford being bottom of the Premier League form table with two points from a possible last 21, Michael Owen claims ‘they are a different proposition at Vicarage Road,’

He correctly says that they have lost only one of their last seven PL home matches but you do have to go back nine weeks since their last win at Vicarage Road, a narrow 1-0 win against hapless West Brom.

Of course it was hapless West Brom that delivered a first home defeat on Rafa Bentez since December.

Only the three clubs in the relegation zone have won fewer PL games at home than Watford, so their home record isn’t exactly anything to brag about.

When they turned up at St James Park in November, Watford strolled away with all three points, an easy 3-0 victory putting them only three points off the top four with 21 points from 13 games. Newcastle had only 14 points from their opening 13 matches.

In the meantime, Watford have managed to lose a manager and not gain many more points.

Since that game at St James Park, Watford have picked up another 17 points from 23 games, whilst Newcastle have added 27 from 22.

Watford are one of three clubs who all have only two games remaining and are three points behind Newcastle, a win for Rafa and his team would almost guarantee a top ten finish.

Michael Owen goes for a point each in a ‘low scoring game’, that point would at least guarantee Newcastle heading into the final week of the season in the top half.

Hopefully Newcastle pick their form back up and give yet another sold out away following a win and some decent play.

Michael Owen talking to BetVictor:

“Watford are without a win in their last seven but are a different proposition at Vicarage Road to the side who showed so little for the first hour at Wembley earlier in the week.

“Rafa Benitez has done very well to steer his side into the top half of the table.

“But they have not been at their best in recent weeks losing to both Everton and West Brom and failing to score in either game.

“The Hornets have lost just one of their last seven home league games and I expect them to get a point against the Magpies in a low-scoring game.

“Prediction Is – Game to finish in a draw at 23/10.”

Watford v Newcastle v Match Betting:

Watford win 29/10Draw 23/10NUFC win 21/10

Both teams to score in 1st half 7/2Ritchie to score first goal 13/1NUFC win 1-0 8/1

All Watford v Newcastle betting HERE

  • Rabid Dog

    I’ve just found out my lass has bought our lad a Toon kit from s….s d…..t. We are not talking now.

    In other news…. BetVictor for the win

    • Peaky

      On both points….

      • Pablo

        Is Michael Owen the next James Bond?

        • Peaky

          Can’t see it….would get injured doing the stunts….

          • Rabid Dog

            Stunts? Would get injured playing patticake with the Stay Puff man in a room full of marshmallows

          • Pablo

            Could of asked Woodgate to do the stunts. Bulletproof that lad

          • Peaky

            That’s funny….but also very true…

        • Rich Lawson

          Ruled out of action sequences by his continual wearing of a top hat.Would be nice to see him in a remake of Goldfinger tho’ ”Do you expect me to correctly predict the scores ? No Mr Owen I expect you to die ”

          • Pablo

            Ha. He could play scaramangas third nipple

    • Wor Lass

      I`m glad you didn`t say Wor Lass – I would have strenuously dinied it!

      • Rabid Dog

        Muppet 😁

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    They better get a result because next up are the Spuds who want Champions league next season, then the Grand Finale against Chelsea who have an outside chance of the top 4.

    • Peaky

      I think we’ll get mullered at Wembley…..you’ll be off on your jollies by then won’t you ???

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Tuesday morning 9.30am flight out of Newcastle,
        Destination Club Tropicana Majorca, the drinks are free
        🍺🍺🍺🍺 🍸🍸🎶🎼🎶 💃💃💃

        • Wor Lass

          I`ll have another go at that pilot – the cheating bar steward reneged on our agreement last time and brought you both back!

          • MichaelMaximusMoose


        • East Durham Mag

          How about the fun and the sunshine? 😉

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    eat a fart, Michael

    • Rabid Dog

      I always look out for this post…

  • Michael Lisle

    Why do you continue to give Owen space on here when you know how unpopular he is with Newcastle supporters ?

    • Big Hairy Man

      To promote the affiliate links to BetVictor

    • Rabid Dog

      As said earlier BetVictor for the win. They have to get revenue from sponsors some how. The only winner is the bookie…

    • Weyhhadaway

      Because it gets the click you and I just made, which generates advertising revenue for the site, which is paid according to, yes you guessed it, the number of clicks.

      And yes we all hate Michael, bless his lazy little, whiney arris.