Premier League Betting Prediction: Watford vs Arsenal

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Watford are trying to escape from the bottom with a new/old manager Quique Sánchez Flores, so have a look at our Premier League Betting Prediction as they welcome Arsenal on Sunday. The Hornets are just one of two teams (Wolves) with a victory yet and are currently at the very bottom of PL with one point after four matches. The Gunners, on the other hand, have the chance to enter the top four with a win here, and they are traditionally a better side in H2H encounters.

Watford vs Arsenal Premier League Betting Prediction

•  England Premier League

•  Vicarage Road, Watford

•  Sunday 15 September

•  17:30 CET

Watford Team News and Latest Form

Watford’s poor start to the season saw them sack manager Javi Gracia (W1, D1, L3). Therefore, the first job for the re-appointed Quique Sanchez Flores’ will be to fix a leaky defence that has kept just one clean sheet in their last 20 competitive matches. Strikingly, 35% of those matches saw them also concede over 2.5 match goals.

Even though their defence seems to be a problem, their attack continues to perform. Of those same 20 matches, the Hornets found the net on 14 occasions – although just three of those matches saw them score over 2.5 goals.

Troy Deeney is always a prominent figure in this fixture. Across the previous four H2H Premier League meetings, he has scored, missed a penalty, and received both a yellow and a red card. However, he cannot help his teammates in this one as he is sidelined with an injury. Watford have scored a goal in the first half of each of their previous three competitive matches.

Arsenal Team News and Latest Form

Arsenal’s season has started with a bang, even if they would have liked a few more victories (W2, D1, L1). Three of their four Premier League matches have seen over 2.5 match goals. Worryingly though, there does seem to be a tendency to switch off before half-time, which has seen them concede a goal on or after the 40th minute in each of their previous three fixtures.

The Gunners have won each of the previous three H2H meetings with their opponents. Impressively, each victory was accompanied by a clean sheet. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has three goals in his last four PL matches and can boast a record of two goals in his previous three H2H games vs Watford.

Arsenal have scored a goal before the 11th minute in two of their previous three visits to Watford. Unai Emery cannot count on Alexandre Lacazette (ankle), Konstantinos Mavropanos (muscle), and Kieran Tierney. Hector Bellerin is questionable with a knee injury.

Watford vs Arsenal Head to Head

Arsenal won seven of the previous ten H2H encounters (L3), including the last three, while the Gunners were victorious in six of the past seven meetings at Vicarage Road. Arsenal managed to find the back of the net against Watford in each H2H duel in this century.

Watford vs Arsenal Premier League Betting Prediction

These rivals have met on 14 occasions in the last 20 years, and they haven’t played a draw in that span. Both have a lot of defensive problems, and even though if they play a draw today, it’s not going to be goalless one. The 1.50 (-200) odds on BTTS are surely not attractive ones, but it’s a sure shot to me, and that’s why my Premier League Betting Prediction for this clash is BTTS. My additional pick is a draw, only because I am going against the betting trends. There have been two penalties across the previous three H2H meetings at Vicarage Road. That’s why my third betting prediction for this duel is A Penalty in the Match YES at 3.00 (+200). Also, you can check out our betting pick for the Championship encounter between Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday.

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