Reasons for Watford vs Arsenal Tip
Arsenal began playing very well recently, and the Gunners looked like the team which is supposed to fight for the title. They will be having an ultimate challenge against Watford at Vicarage Road. The home team is unstable at the moment, and they still haven’t triumphed at home. However, they are occupying a high 8th place in English Premier League, with an ambition to stay there. This is going to be one of the most exciting matches in this round.
The referee is Neil Swarbrick.
Watford collected only two points at home in the opening three rounds. To make it even worse they were out from the English Football League Cup against Bristol City at Vicarage Road, 2-3. In the previous event in front of their fans, the Hornets were humiliated against Manchester City, 0-6. Three matches in a row ended with over 2.5 goals, but it seems that the manager Marco Silva prefers counter attacks. It is why Watford is much better away from home because they do not have to dictate tempo and the rhythm of the game.
Nathaniel Chalobah, Eunice Kaboul, and Sebastian Prodl are unavailable for this match.
Following 4 wins in a row and 7 games without a defeat we must say that Arsene Wenger finally found the perfect formula. And it is rather strange. The fundamental reason for Arsenal’s victory lies in tough defense. Who could have thought that the Gunners are going to be relying on the defensive approach to the game? During the unbeaten streak, Arsenal kept clean sheets on 5 occasions. Also, 4 of the last 5 games completed with less than 3 goals. As usual, Arsenal will have many troubles regarding injuries. Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck probably won’t play in this match. It is going to be a massive setback for the guests.
Watford vs Arsenal Head to Head
During the previous campaign, the teams split one win apiece. It was however impressive that they manage to do it on the road. Watford was better at Emirates Stadium 1-2, and Arsenal triumphed at Vicarage Road 1-3.
The games they produced were very efficient, and the previous 8 clashes saw 3 or more goals.
Throughout history, the results are slightly in favor of the guests who had 14 wins. Watford has 11, and one single game ended without winners.
Watford vs Arsenal Prediction and Betting Tips
It is going to be a tough match for Arsenal, especially without the players mentioned above. Anyway, we believe that they’re going to win because they have good depth at those positions. When we add the fact that Arsenal plays well in the past few weeks, this is quite a realistic outcome.
Also, Arsenal to score over 1.5 golf in this event is something to look for. Giroud, Lacazzete, Sanchez, all these guys can score against any team in the world.