Watford v West Ham Predictions & Betting Odds – 12th May 2019

Home advantage can serve Watford well

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Watford v West Ham Betting Tips – Premier League, 12th May 3.00pm

Neither Watford or West Ham have anything to play for now. The winner of this game though will get a top half of the table finish at the expense of the other. This may just be one of those games at the end of the season which has a dead-rubber feel about it. It’s a tough game to call because of that. Read our predictions for Watford v West Ham.

Watford v West Ham Betting Odds*

Watford 21/20
West Ham 12/5
Draw 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 6th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)

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Watford News and Form

Watford have suffered back-to-back league defeats and are winless in three now. They lost 2-1 against Wolves in their last game at Vicarage Road, and that has left them with a home record of W8 D3 L7 this season. Watford have won three of their last six home games (D1 L2) however they are without a clean sheet in any of their last five. There has not been a clean sheet for Watford in any of their 11 Premier League games home and away combined. Of the eight home wins that Watford have earned this season, five of them have been by just the one-goal margin.

Watford have been leading at the halftime break in only four home games this season. They have only opened the scoring in seven games at Vicarage Road this season. Of the goals which they have produced on home soil in the EPL this season, 72% of them have been in the second half of games. If they avoid defeat in this game they will secure a top half of the table finish this season and they still do have the FA Cup final to look forward to. So it has been a pretty decent campaign from Watford. However, over the last eight rounds a Premier League action, only three teams have picked up fewer points than what the Hornets have done in that sequence of fixtures.

Watford v West Ham Head to Head

The Hornets were 2-0 away winners at West Ham in December
Each of the last three meetings have produced a 2-0 scoreline
Watford are W3 D1 L1 in their last five against the Hammers
West Ham are winless in three at Vicarage Road

 

Key-Facts – Watford v West Ham

  • Watford are without a win in three league games now
  • the winner of this will finish in the top half of the table
  • West Ham have won their last two Premier league games

 

West Ham News and Form

It has been back-to-back wins for West Ham in the Premier League, those successes coming against Spurs and then Southampton. Both of those wins for the Hammers were with a clean sheet as well. West Ham have produced a record of W5 D3 L10 this season away from home. Their recent win at Spurs finally snapped them out of a poor sequence of results on their travels, where they had taken just one point in eight games. But at least that slump was arrested. Part of their away troubles have come because they have failed to put the ball in the back of the net often enough, West Ham averaging under a goal per away game.

 

Watford -1 Asian Handicap
21/10

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Just 39% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals this season, the Hammers conceding at an average of 1.5 per game. There has been a clean sheet from West Ham in only 17% of their road fixtures, failing to score in 44% of games away from home. Home and away combined West Ham are on a four-match scoring streak at the moment. Of their ten away losses this season in the EPL, seven of them have been by at least a two-goal margin. The Irons have opened the scoring in 7 of their 18 away games this season only. If they claim a victory here they will move up into the top half of the table at the expense of Watford.

Watford v West Ham Tips & Odds

Both teams to score 1/2
Watford to win outright at 21/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 6th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)

Watford v West Ham Predictions

Watford to win: This is probably going to be a tight contest that neither are interested in. Just because Watford are at home, getting the chance to finish in front of their home fans may just push them across the line to three points. Watford to win.


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