Watford v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th October 2017

Underestimated Hornets to upset the Gunners?


Watford v Arsenal Betting Preview – Premier League 14th October 5.30pm

This should be a good contest at Vicarage Road between Watford and Arsenal. Punters may see a little value in the home side getting something out of this fixture as they have done well this season on the whole under Marco Silva. Arsenal though have improved over their recent fixtures having dropped only the two league points in their last four games played. But the Gunners have remained winless out on the road this season and looking at the odds, the Hornets may have been a little bit underestimated for this Saturday evening clash.

Watford v Arsenal Betting Tips

So Watford are looking for their first home win of the season in the top flight after having gone D2 L1 so far. They will want to quickly forget their last home game though when they lost 6-0 against Manchester City. That was just one of those freak results which turn up now and again and they can get over it. In their other six league games, this season the Hornets have gone W3 D3 so they are doing well. They have scored at least two goals netted in five of their seven league games too so they do carry a threat. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 should have some appeal at a price of 4/7 for this fixture even though the Hornets have failed to find the back of the net in their last two home games. Overall Marco Silva’s men are still averaging 1.5 goals per game this season.

Last Six Premier League Head to Head
Arsenal 1 – 2 Watford
Watford 1 – 3 Arsenal
Arsenal 4 – 0 Watford
Watford 0 – 3 Arsenal
Watford 1- 2 Arsenal
Arsenal 3 – 0 Watford

Watford should get chances against an Arsenal defence that hasn’t looked rock solid this season. Joint top scorers for Watford so far this season are Abdoulaye Doucoure and Richarlison with three goals each and Brazilian Richarlison has been one of their stand out players of the season. Watford have scored first in four of their seven games this season and the Hornets are currently four points better off than they were after seven games last season. So there has been a marked improvement for them this season. Both teams to score at bet365 carries a price of 8/13 and that happened in both games between them last season where they traded away wins. Watford have won just one of their previous eight Premier League games against Arsenal (L7).

Current League Form (most recent last)
Watford WDWLWD
Arsenal LLWDWW

The Gunners have a pretty good record then against Watford in the top flight and they have scored at least three goals in five of their eight previous Premier League games against Watford. Alexandre Lacazette is the 20/21 bet365 anytime goalscorer favourite for this one with Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez at 11/10. The Gunners have collected ten points from the last twelve available in the top flight and have a four-match clean sheet streak going on. However, that needs to be put into context, because the three wins in that sequence were at home against sides currently 10th or lower in the league Bournemouth, West Brom and Brighton). This should be a bigger test for them. Arsenal have had a poor season away from home so far, having picked up just the one point in a draw at Chelsea in their last away game. The Gunners are still seeking their first away goal of the season as well as their first road victory.

Watford v Arsenal Betting Odds

Arsenal 4/7, Draw 3/1, Watford 9/2

Watford v Arsenal Predictions

Watford to win: Arsenal haven’t scored an away goal yet this season and their recent upturn in form has come at home against sides struggling for form. This will be a test for them at Vicarage Road and the home side looks some value to produce a good win for themselves here and they look to be underestimated in the market.

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