Watford v Manchester United: 10 Vital Statistics

10. Manchester United have won their last seven top-flight meetings with Watford, stretching back to a 1-0 loss in Watford during the 1986 season. United are 1.90 to win again.

9. These sides last played each other in the 2007 FA Cup, where United won 4-1 and Wayne Rooney bagged a double. United captain Rooney is 5.60 to score first.

8. Manchester United have won 17 of the last 18 top-flight matches when Rooney has scored and are 4.10 to win with a Rooney goal on the Wincast.

7. Watford’s 2-0 victory over West Ham at Vicarage Road last month means they could win two home games on the bounce for the first time in the Premier League. They are 4.50 to win.

6. Watford are the only team other than Crystal Palace not to have been losing a Premier League match at half-time this season. This game is 2.00 to be level at the break.

5. United have lost just one of their last 34 Premier League games against newly-promoted sides (W27 D6 L1). They are 1.23 to win/draw on the Double Chance.

4. Only United (5) have kept more Premier League home clean sheets than Watford (4) this season. This clash is 9.00 to finish 0-0.

3. Odion Ighalo (7) is joint-second top scorer in the Premier League this season, behind Leicester’s Jamie Vardy (12). Six of those goals have come in his last eight games and Ighalo is 3.95 to net at any time.

2. United have conceded just one goal in seven games since their 3-0 defeat at Arsenal back on 4 October. They are 2.90 to win with a clean sheet.

1. United retain more possession (57.2% per game) than any team in the Premier League yet sit 16th for shots per outing (10.3). Watford, meanwhile, average 12.7 shots a game and are 2.50 to score the opening goal.