Watford v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 15th April 2019

Hornets can stun the Gunners

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Watford v Arsenal Betting Tips – Premier League, 15th April 8.00pm

The Gunners get an awkward away game on Monday night as they go in search of points to try and land a top-four finish. It is not going to be an easy thing for them as the Hornets are in very good shape on home soil. There are important points on offer for Watford too as they try and secure a top-seven finish in the league. Read our predictions for Watford v Arsenal.

Watford v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Arsenal 5/4
Watford 11/5
Draw 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 12th, 2019 at 5:17 p.m.)

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Watford will be heading to Wembley with an FA Cup to look forward too. On top of that, there is a chance that they can make Europe next season as well. They are in with a chance of a top seven finish. Their form at home right now is good. The Hornets are on a three-match winning streak on home soil, going undefeated in their last five there. While they have handled themselves well against others in the league, each of their last six league defeats have been by against one of the Big Six. Their overall record at Vicarage Road this season is W8 D2 L5 where they have averaged 1.5 goals per game. 73% of Watford’s home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals.

Their most notable home win this season was against Spurs, so they do have it in them to beat the top sides. Of their home wins in the top flight this season, five of them have been by a one-goal margin only. Watford have failed to collected a clean sheet in any of their last six league games, home and away. Each of those six have ended up going over 2.5 goals. Only four times this season have Watford been leading at half-time in a home fixture. The Hornets have scored 70% of their home goals in the second period of fixtures.

Watford v Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal were 2-0 winners at home over Watford in September
Things are even at two wins each in the last four EPL meetings
Watford won this corresponding fixture 2-1 last season
11 of the last 12 meetings in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals

 

Key-Facts – Watford v Arsenal

  • Watford are unbeaten in five at Vicarage Road
  • The Hornets are on a three match winning streak on home soil
  • Arsenal have won only one of their last nine away games

 

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The Gunners took a 1-0 defeat at Everton in their last league fixture. That loss saw a six-match undefeated streak of form that they were on, snapped. They haven’t been having a good time of things at all this season away from home. They have taken just one away win in their last nine played away from the Emirates. They are still yet to earn an away clean sheet this season either. The overall away record of Arsenal is pretty poor at W5 D4 L6. They have not won an away game against any side currently sitting in the top half of the table losing four of six such encounters.

Arsenal have averaged 1.8 goals per game against them away from home this season and 73% of their road fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. All but one of their away victories this season have been by a margin of at least two goals. Four of their six away defeats have been by just the one-goal margin. The Gunners have conceded 61% of their away goals in the first period of matches, but despite that, they have opened the scoring in nine of their 15 road fixtures. Arsenal do have the firepower, as only Man City and Liverpool have outscored them in the EPL this season, and they average 1.7 goals per away game. But can their defence stand up to the test?

Watford v Arsenal Tips & Odds

Over 2.5 goals 4/7
Watford to win match outright at 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 12th, 2019 at 5:17 p.m.)

Watford v Arsenal Predictions

Watford to win: The Hornets look well priced on home soil in this one to throw down a challenge to Arsenal, who haven’t looked great on their travels. Watford’s confidence and spirits should be high after their FA Cup semi-final heroics, and they have a good home from behind them. Home win.


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