Crystal Palace did their survival hopes the power of good last weekend with a 3-2 win at home over Brighton last weekend. That was just the boost they needed and will be looking to get something out of this trip to Watford. The Hornets stayed out of form with a 1-0 defeat out at Huddersfield on the weekend, leaving them with just one point from their last five games.
Crystal Palace 6/4, Watford 13/8, Draw 21/10* (Betting Odds taken at 4:04 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)
Watford’s form has really taken a nosedive. They have collected only the one point from their last five league games played now which was a home draw against Bournemouth at the end of March. The Hornet’s lost 1-0 at Huddersfield on the weekend and things just aren’t happening for them. They have now failed to score in three of their last five games and under 2.5 goals at Paddy Power is at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:04 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). As a positive, Watford have scored in each of their last twelve home games which is a great streak so backing both teams to score in the match should be a decent option. At the back, they have conceded at least two goals in their last two home fixtures. Watford have conceded 1.76 goals per game at home on average this season. Of the goals that they have netted at Vicarage Road this season 68% of them have cropped up in the second half of games so perhaps a half-time draw is worth a look as well. In total Watford have conceded at least one goal in 76% of their home league games this season.
The Eagles gave themselves a huge boost on the weekend with a 3-2 win at home over Brighton which just eased them away a little further from trouble. They aren’t out of the woods yet though but they could get something out of this as they are catching Watford at the right time by the look of it. Palace’s away form is just W3 D5 L9 but they have collected four points from their last two road games. Palace are on a nine-match scoring streak away from home at the moment and they have netted exactly two in their last two. The Paddy Power correct score market has the 1-1 draw as the shorted priced option but a Crystal Palace 2-1 success could offer some appeal at 9/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:04 p.m. on April 16th, 2018). Of the goals that Crystal Palace have scored on their travels, 71% of them have come in the second half of matches. Luka Milivojevic is their top scorer away from home this season with six road goals and he is a 16/5 anytime goalscorer option* (Betting Odds taken at 4:04 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) for this one.
Palace were 2-1 winners at home earlier this season and that is a four-match undefeated streak of form that they have going over Watford across all competitions. Palace’s last two wins over the Hornets have been by a 2-1 scoreline and last season they took a draw at Vicarage Road, leaving them unbeaten there in their last six visits in all competitions.
Crystal Palace have enough energy and gusto about them to go and get three points. Things just aren’t happening for Watford at the moment, so back the visitors to pull of three massive survival points at Vicarage Road.
18th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Terriers dug out an important point against Brighton last weekend to keep themselves to move out to a four-point cushion between themselves and the drop zone. Still, plenty of work still needs to be done though. Watford, who have been all over the place this season have now only managed one point in their last four games after suffering a home defeat against Burnley last weekend.
Huddersfield 17/10, Watford 19/10, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 11:44 p.m. on April 9th, 2018)
This is now a big game for Huddersfield. The next two will be actually as they host Everton after this one. Their last three games are away at Man City, away at Charles and home against Arsenal. There may not be many points for them in those. So they have to make it count right now. The Terriers took a 1-1 draw at Brighton last weekend to move them out to a five-match winless streak of league form (D2 L3). They are W1 D1 L1 in their last three home games and on home soil they have produced a W5 D5 L6 record this season. Goals have been a struggle for them to come by and they have tallied up fifteen of them in their sixteen home games so far. They have kept a clean sheet in just 19% of their home games. It is hard to see how this is going to end up as a high scoring game and under 2.5 goals at BetVictor is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:44 p.m. on April 9th, 2018). Of the goals that Huddersfield have managed at home this season, two-thirds of them have been in the first half of matches. They have scored just five second-half goals all season at home.
Watford are a punters nightmare. One minute they look fantastic in thumping Chelsea and then the next they are losing at home against Burnley. It’s hard to get a read on them, but they aren’t in away form at all. They have lost their last three on the road without scoring and they have taken just one point from the last 27 available to them away from Vicarage Road (D1 L8). It’s been shocking poor and they scored in just two of the nine games in that sequence. Huddersfield to win to nil with BetVictor is at 10/3 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:44 p.m. on April 9th, 2018) would take a brave punter to go for though. But looking at it, all the same, it is a little tempting. In the correct score market, the 1-1 draw is the shortest-priced option at 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 11:44 p.m. on April 9th, 2018). They are just so hit and miss it’s hard to know what they are going to do. They have conceded 62% of their away goals in the second half of matches this season and are just averaging over a goal per game on their travels.
The Terriers romped to a surprising 4-1 win on their visit to Vicarage Road this season. That is back to back wins they have earned over the Hornets now and they have won three of the last four meetings actually. They have only won one of their last four on home soil against them though (L3). Even more of a surprise is that each of the last four meetings have produced at least four goals and each of the last nine have gone over 2.5 goals.
A draw is worth looking at here. The Terriers have to scrap for everything now and they have held their own against Swansea and Brighton recently. Watford are just hit and miss at the best of times and a point has to be on offer for the home side.
11th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Watford are holding ground in mid-table after a draw on the weekend against Bournemouth after being denied a win right at the death. Still, it leaves them with a nice little unbeaten run of home form. Burnley comes for a visit to Vicarage Road this weekend with the Clarets having found their stride again with three straight wins.
Watford 5/4, Draw 11/5, Burnley 23/10* (Betting Odds taken at 9:26 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
Watford were denied a home win against Bournemouth last weekend because of a dramatic equaliser from Jermain Defoe in the 90th minute. That would have moved Watford to a four-match winning streak at home, but still, they are unbeaten in five now at home in the league with a W3 D2 record and things are going much better for them. They have netted in each of their last eleven at Vicarage Road and that’s a good consistent trend to follow. Watford to win 1-0 in the bet365 correct score market is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). So they are once again looking a solid side at home to consider backing this weekend they have averaged 1.5 goals exactly per game at Vicarage Road this season. They have struggled at the back at times conceding an average of 1.75 goals per home game, but have two clean sheets in their last three on home soil. They are up at a quote of 5/2 with bet365 to win to nil* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). 62% of Watford’s home games this season have ended with at least three goals, but the visiting Burnley are a tough side to break down so it’s probably worth considering this one finishing under the 2.5 goal line.
The Clarets have really come back to life again now having put together a three-match winning streak and their last two have been out on the road as well. That is at least two goals in each of their last three league games now from the Clarets who are unbeaten in four in total. Their away form this season is W6 D6 L4 but they have lost just one of their last four away from Turf Moor (L1). Chris Wood is bang in form for them at the moment with four goals in his last three games and he is the bet365 6/4 anytime goalscorer favourite for the game* (Betting Odds taken at 7:35 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Burnley have tallied 17 goals in their 16 games on the road this season while defensively their average is fantastic at under a goal per game. So they know how to keep things tight and only 38% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals. They are confident and in form and can challenge at Vicarage Road. Ten of Burnley’s twelve league wins this season have all been by a one-goal margin.
Burnley took a 1-0 home win over Watford earlier in the season and they are W2 D4 L1 in their last seven against Watford. Watford are running on a four-match unbeaten streak of form on home soil against the Clarets though (W2 D2). Four of the last five meetings have gone under 2.5 goals.
The draw wouldn’t be a bad proposition for this one. Burnley are looking confident and together again while Watford have decent enough home form going to avoid defeat. A share of the spoil would leave both relatively happy with their afternoon of work.
5th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hornets and Bournemouth are locked together on points in the middle of the table and therefore this should be a pretty even contest when they meet at Vicarage Road on the weekend. Both look more than safe enough from the drop but Watford lost their last two before the international break while the cherries have won just one of their last five. Who will come back stronger?
Watford 29/20, Bournemouth 2/1, Draw 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 05:25 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)
The Hornet’s suffered back to back heavy losses against Arsenal and Liverpool just before the international break, but those losses were on the road. At home they have won their last three games, their last two by a 1-0 scoreline. In the Betvictor correct score market at Watford 1-0 option is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 05:19 p.m. on March 26th, 2018). The Hornets are actually unbeaten in their last four at Vicarage Road and have lost just one of their last six there (W4 D1) so are the clear favourites to win this game. Overall this season Watford are W6 D4 L5 on home soil in the Premier League where they have averaged about 1.5 goals per game. They have conceded at an average higher rate than that though but have clearly tightened up a little bit at the back recently, at home at least. Watford have found the back of the net in each of their last ten home games now and 60% of their home fixtures have made it above the 2.5 goal line.
The Cherries have had a good spell since Christmas, losing just two games since then and they have done enough to keep themselves safe after looking in real trouble at one point. They don’t have much away form to speak of though, winning just three times away from the Vitality this season. They have only lost one of their last five though away from home (W1 D3) and they have struck the back of the net in each of their last five away games and in each of their last twelve home and away combined. While their goal output has definitely gotten better over the course of the season, their defence has gotten a little bit worse and they have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last six. You will be looking at odds of 8/13 at Betvictor* (Betting Odds taken at 05:19 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) on both teams to score. The Cherries have averaged under a goal per game away from home this season and have collected a clean sheet in just 20% of their road fixtures.
Watford were 2-0 winners at the Vitality earlier in the season and that leaves them unbeaten in their five previous Premier League games against the Terriers (W1 D4). So there has been a history of recent draws between the two and in fact, six of the last eight between them in all competitions have ended level. The Hornets are unbeaten in seven against the Cherries at home.
Watford can land the three points in this one. They are on a nice streak of winning home form and that should carry them through this. Bournemouth were just blowing a little bit cold ahead of the break and may take time to warm up again.
27th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
With the rest of the top four having a break from league action this weekend, Liverpool can claw their way up into third place on Saturday with a win over Watford. The Reds will be looking for an immediate response too after their loss against Manchester United last weekend. Watford have improved their stock lately, but only at home.
Liverpool 1/7, Draw 13/2, Watford 14/1* (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018)
Liverpool’s home form for the season stands at W9 D6 so they are defending an unbeaten record in this one. They have won their last two league games at Anfield, scoring six and conceding just the one. As Liverpool have only shipped just the 10 goals in 15 home games this season, Liverpool to win to nil at Paddy Power looks to be a good place to start for action in this one at 10/11 odds * (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). They have responded with a win following each of their last two defeats in the top flight and have a good chance to do so again in this one. Liverpool have scored at least two goals in each of their last six home games and in the Paddy Power correct score market a Liverpool 2-0 option is value at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018). Of their home goals, this season 67% of them have come in the second half of matches as they really punish tiring teams. Mo Salah, who was shutout against Manchester United last weekend is the First Goalscorer favourite for the game. A win for Liverpool moves them back up into third by two points ahead of Spurs.
The Hornets have been doing much better lately with three wins in their last five (L2). The two defeats there have been out on the road and they are struggling badly for any kind of away form. Watford are D1 L7 in their last eight away games in the top flight and they are without a goal in any of their last four too. Their overall record on their travels is W4 D2 L9 so they are vulnerable in this one for sure. The Hornets have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game on their travels and they have conceded 62% of their goals in the second half of away matches. Just two teams have conceded more goals than Watford have done in this season’s Premier League. The Hornets have opened the scoring in just six of their away games this season and both teams not to score at Paddy Power is at even money odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:12 p.m. on March 13th, 2018).
There was a 3-3 thriller at Vicarage Road between these two recently and that just extended Liverpool’s unbeaten form to four matches against the Hornets in the top flight (W3 D1). At Anfield, Liverpool are on a four-match winning streak of form against Watford, three of those with a clean sheet. Both teams have scored in just two of the last nine meetings in all competitions and from the previous nine Premier League meetings, Liverpool are W6 D1 L2 against the Hornets.
Watford’s defence is likely to let them down in this one and Liverpool will be hungry to bounce back after last weekend’s disappointment. It’s worth taking a flutter on the home side to get the three points with a clean sheet behind them.
14th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners have a decent run of home games coming up and really have to turn something on in them. They have lost their last three Premier League games home and away and had extra work on Thursday in the Europa League. Watford have improved recently to take three wins in their last four games and will probably be up for the challenge at the Emirates.
Arsenal 4/9, Draw 7/2, Watford 11/2* (Betting Odds taken at 04:45 a.m. on March 8th, 2018)
Another tough game under the circumstances of their poor league form for Arsenal who sent out a strong team on Thursday night to face AC Milan in the Europa League. The Gunners are on a three-match losing streak in the Premier League with a shocking W2 L5 record in their last seven. However, their home form isn’t all that bad at all with a W3 D2 L1 record in their last six, the lone defeat in hat sequence happening against Manchester City. So it’s not all bad, but they don’t have a clean sheet in their last eleven Premier League matches and have looked pretty soft at the back so both teams to score at bet365 has to offer some appeal at 8/13* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.) for the game. The Gunners have averaged 2.6 goals per game at home this season which is good, and 71% of their games at the Emirates have gone over 2.5 goals which is another good option to explore. The Gunners have shipped at least one goal in each of their last five home games, each of which have made it above the 2.5 goal line. They have opened the scoring in ten of their fourteen home games this season and they have scored in 93% of their home games.
The Hornets have pulled themselves back together with a good W3 D1 L1 record in their last five played. However, they haven’t posted a win on the road since November 25th when they collected a victory at Newcastle. Watford are D1 L6 in their last seven league away games so it’s hard to back them with a lot of confidence to pull out a win. Overall this season on their travels Watford have gone W34 D2 L8. The Hornets are without a goal in their last three away games and in total have scored just the two goals in total in their last seven road games. Troy Deeney has scored in three of Watford’s last four games so is in a nice bit of form and in the bet365 correct score market an Arsenal 2-1 victory is at 8/1 odds* (betting odds taken on March 8th, 2018 at 5:35 p.m.). Watford have scored seventeen goals across their fourteen away games this season and 59% of the goals they have scored away from Vicarage Road have been in the second half of matches. A win for Watford would put them to within six points of Arsenal.
Watford were the winners when the two met at Vicarage Road earlier this season. They have taken back to back 2-1 league wins over Arsenal after a win this corresponding fixture last season. From the nine previous Premier League meetings, it is Arsenal who are W7 L2 up in the head to head. The Gunners have won three of their previous four Premier League home games against Watford, all to nil.
Arsenal have been good on home soil in the Premier League this season which is one of the few positives that you can say about them. Watford just don’t have the form on the road to warrant a look in this one, so look for a home win & both teams to score.
10th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hornets will be happy to stay at home where they have produced better form lately. They will be looking for their third straight league win there as they play host to West Brom on the weekend. The Baggies look totally sunk after losing a home clash with Huddersfield last weekend and that’s four straight league losses for the bottom side.
Watford 5/4, Draw 23/10, West Brom 13/5* (Betting Odds taken at 05:22 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)
The Hornets have won their last two home games and they have gone W3 D1 L1 in their last five at Vicarage Road, so they have picked up their form nicely there. Watford have scored in each of their last nine home games in the league and should make value to get something on the board against the Baggies who are rock bottom of the league. A Watford 1-0 correct score at BetVictor is at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:31 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Three of the five home wins that they have recorded this season have been by a one-goal margin only. Watford have averaged 1.5 goals per game at Vicarage road while they have conceded an average of 1.8 per game. So Vicarage Road has seen plenty of goals this season. 43% of their home fixtures have gone over 3.5 goals. 67% of the goals that they have netted have come in the second half of matches at home. Strangely they have only been leading at half time in just four of their home fixtures so far and on three of those occasions, it was by a 1-0 scoreline. Troy Deeney has scored in their last two home games.
The Baggies have slumped to a terrible four-match losing streak now in the top flight and are winless in five. They have shipped at least two goals in each of those four defeats and a home defeat against Huddersfield last weekend, really was a massive blow for them. Away from home they are without a win in their last thirteen now and have suffered back to back 3-0 losses on their travels, albeit at Man City and Chelsea. The Baggies have scored just seven times this season away from home and they have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game away from home. They are now twenty points worse off than they were at this stage last season. They have gone without a clean sheet in any of their last five away games and each of their last four home and away combined have gone over 2.5 goals. The Baggies have the joint worst away record in the top flight this season with just the seven points collected and only Swansea have scored fewer goals than they have. Three points in this one would give them a glimmer of hope and perhaps save Alan Pardew’s job for another week, but that looks a bit unlikely at the moment.
Watford have collected four points from their last two Premier League games against the Baggies, drawing 2-2 earlier this season at the Hawthorns. Watford are unbeaten in their last three home games against West Brom in the league (W1 D2) and from the five previous Premier League clashes, Watford are narrowly ahead with a W2 D2 L1 record over West Brom.
There may be more misery ahead for West Brom on their visit to Vicarage Road on the weekend. The Baggies look a bit of a spent force and may not have enough to get anything out of this game. Back Watford to win to nil.
27th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Watford are only four points above the drop zone heading in the weekend and they will look for a big three home points as they face up to Everton. A win in the home fixture could well pull the Hornet’s up into the top half of the table though. Everton have won two of their last three league games but remain vulnerable at the back.
Watford 23/20, Draw 11/5, Everton 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 11:30 p.m. on February 20th, 2018)
The Hornets suffered a 2-0 loss at West Ham in their last league matches which leaves them with a W1 D2 L2 record in their last five played. Their home record now for the season stands at W4 D4 L5 and in their last game at Vicarage Road they produced arguably their best performance of the season to smash Chelsea 4-1 in a fully deserved victory. That is W2 D1 L1 that they have produced at home in their last four league games so there is a little more hope there. They have scored twenty goals in their thirteen league games at home and have found the back of the net in each of the last eight there. It is probably worth looking over 2.5 goals at bet365 for the game as neither of these defences really look up to very much. Watford have conceded in each of their last seven league games now and overall have shipped to an average of two goals per home game. Both teams to score at Bet365 is going to have plenty of appeal as well. 69% of games at Vicarage Road this season have gone over 2.5 goals including each of the last five.
The Toffees have lost one of their last four (W2 D1) however, both of the wins in that sequence were at Goodison Park though. They are on a three-match losing streak away from home which is a bit troubling and they have won just the one away game all season. There has been a real lack of attacking threat from them on their travels with the Toffees only netting nine away goals this season which is extremely poor. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last seven Premier League games as well and in their last four road games specifically, they have conceded twelve goals. So they are certainly going to be at risk in this one. 76% of Everton’s points have been earned at home this season and only two teams have managed to pick up fewer away points than the Toffees have managed this term. Top scorer for them out on the road this season is Wayne Rooney who has netted four and he’s the only Everton player to have managed more than one away goal this season. Will their lack of form out on the road come back to haunt them again?
Everton were 3-2 home winners over Watford earlier in the season and that is back to back league wins that they have banked over the Hornets. Everton are W6 D2 L1 from their nine previous Premier League games against the Hornets However, Watford have taken four points from their last two league home games against the Toffees. Seven of the nine previous Premier league clashes have gone over 2.5 goals.
Watford really have to seize this chance to get some breathing space between themselves and the drop zone. They are capable of stringing together a good enough performance which could down the sloppy Everton back line. Home win.
22nd February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
West Ham didn’t do themselves any favours on the weekend as they suffered a loss against Brighton which leaves them in that tight battle in the bottom half of the table. That snapped a good streak of unbeaten form that they were on. Watford will be looking to improve on some pretty dodgy away form through which has really been dragging them down.
West Ham 13//10, Watford 11/5, Draw 23/10* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 2:33 a.m.)
The Hammers were on a good six-match undefeated streak of form (W2 D4) before losing heavily out at Brighton on the weekend. That was a pretty poor response from them, but they are unbeaten in three at home at least (W1 D2). Overall this season the Hammers have gone W4 D4 L4 at home, but they have only lost one of their last six on home soil now (W2 D3) so they do have that going for them. Their last two home games against Bournemouth and Crystal Palace have ended in a 1-1 draw and in the BetVictor Correct Score market the 1-1 draw option is at 19/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 2:33 a.m.). The Irons have not been overly prolific at home this season having scored just the fourteen goals in their twelve games so far. They have netted in each of their last six though at the London Stadium and overall home and away have scored in each of their last nine, so that’s another positive for them. They have only been ahead at half time just once at home this term, so the half time draw should appeal.
Watford have collected only one point from their last six away games now, that point coming in a 0-0 draw at Stoke in their last away fixture. During that six-match away sequence the Hornets failed to score in half of those games as well, so they have been really travel sick lately. Their defence has really had a hard time in earning clean sheets since the end of November really and overall for the entire season have taken a clean sheet in just 24% of their league games. With their lack of goals on the road recently, both teams not to score at BetVictor for a 4/5 quote* (Betting Odds taken on February 5th, 2018 at 2:33 a.m.) may have some appeal to punters. All of a sudden they are now stuck in that bottom half of the table where pretty much anything can happen and teams beneath them having been picking up points more consistently than they have lately. So now the Hornets really have to dig to get themselves going out on the road. Under 2.5 goals is probably going to be the option to roll with in this one as neither are going to want to give up points in what should be a tight duel. Their big win over Chelsea at Vicarage Road on Monday may well have been the catalyst they needed to get themselves some momentum.
Watford were 2-0 home winners over the Hammers earlier in the season and that is a three-match undefeated streak that the Hornets have put together against West Ham (W2 D1). The Hornets won this corresponding fixture last season 4-2. West Ham have won just one of their last six against Watford now and at home, they have won only one of their four previous Premier League games against the Hornets (W1 D1 L2).
West Ham may have enough in the tank to find a win from somewhere in this one. It will be a tight battle all the way most likely. The Hammers were doing alright in not losing games before they bumped into Brighton last weekend. The same can’t be said of Watford. Home win.
6th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Without a recognised striker available, Chelsea had a shocker at Stamford Bridge in midweek, losing 3-0 there against Bournemouth. That was a huge blow for them and now it’s out on the road to face Watford who got their first point under Javi Gracia in midweek as played out a 0-0 draw at Stoke. Will the arrival of Olivier Giroud to Chelsea help them get back on track in their battle for a top-four finish?
Chelsea 1/2, Draw 16/5, Watford 11/2* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 2:01 a.m.)
Watford collected a point in midweek as they played out a 0-0 draw with Stoke away from home. That leaves Watford on a five-match winless streak in the Premier League at the moment and they have collected just the one victory since beating Newcastle back on November 25th. Their home form has seen them win just three times Vicarage Road this season and they have won just one of their last six home fixtures. That was a 2-1 victory over Leicester back on Boxing Day. Watford have failed to score in their last two games but they have scored in each of their last seven on home soil. Their defence though is a big concern because they have conceded in each of their last six matches at Vicarage Road. Over 2.5 goals at William Hill is going to be worth considering because each of their last four home games have gone over the goal line. Watford have conceded over two goals per game on average on home soil so far this term. Even though they start the weekend up in 11th in the Premier League they only have a four-point cushion above the relegation Zone. A home win in this one would certainly boost their confidence.
The Blues had an absolute nightmare in midweek as they were hammered 3-0 at home by Bournemouth. That was arguably their worst performance of the season and they were all over at the place at the back and completely just fell apart. They started the game without a recognised striker on the field but the arrival of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal will fix that for them. The Frenchman is at even money odds at William Hill to score on the weekend for his new club. Chelsea are unbeaten in their last four away games winning two and drawing two of them. In their last away game in the flight, they tore Brighton apart 4-0. Chelsea have only lost twice on the road this season and both defeats were by a one-goal margin only. Chelsea really need to knuckle down and produce a response to that midweek failure. Despite their bomb against the Cherries, Chelsea gave taken a clean sheet in six of their last eight league games and the Blues to win to nil at William Hill, given Watford’s struggles may still have some appeal and their midweek loss will have left a good price riding on that option.
Chelsea have won three of their last four visits to Vicarage Road now and overall home and away have won their last three against the Hornets, scoring ten goals in the process. Watford’s last win over Chelsea was back in the 1999 Premiership and they are winless in thirteen against the London side since then, losing ten of those. Seven of the last eight meetings between the two clubs have gone over 2.5 goals.
Chelsea will be better with having a proper striker on the field and you won’t see them as defensively frail as they were against Bournemouth very often. This is a testing game for them, but with Watford still trying to put the pieces of a new plan together, back a Chelsea win but with both teams to score.
3rd February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting