Mark Lawrenson believes Sheffield United will suffer defeat against Watford at Vicarage Road tomorrow despite the Hornets’ horrendous run of form.
The Blades’ opponents have not won in the league this season, and have two points from seven games played, but the BBC pundit thinks new manager Quique Sanchez Flores will inspire an improved performance from his players:
“Sheffield United showed against Liverpool last week that they will give everybody a game but I just have a funny feeling this will be the game where Watford stop the rot.”
“That has nothing to do with form, obviously. It is more that we know how good the Hornets players can be, and this might be the week where things start to happen for them and new manager Quique Sanchez Flores.”
Lawrenson has gone with a 2-1 win to Watford as his prediction. You can kind of understand where the former Liverpool defender is coming from. The last time they were at home, they managed a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in Flores’s first match back in charge.
However, they have suffered a demoralising 8-0 defeat to Manchester City since then, and while there was some improvement against Wolves, they lacked any cutting edge in the 2-0 loss.
With Watford very much there for the taking at the moment, manager Chris Wilder would be disappointed if they don’t get something from the game.