Watford v West Ham Prediction & Betting Tips, 24th August 201923rd August 2019 / lee
Watford v West Ham Premier League Preview, 24th August 3.00pm
Back to back defeats for Watford has put a bit of early pressure on boss Javi Gracia. The Hornets badly need to come up with a response now with home advantage behind them. The Hammers haven’t done a great deal better though with one point earned from their opening two games. Read our Watford v West Ham betting tips for more.
Watford v West Ham Betting Odds*
West Ham 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 20th, 2019 at 8:15 a.m.)
Watford News and Form
Watford were brilliant at the start of last season putting together a four-match winning streak. Things have not gone quite as well for this campaign as Watford they have opened with back-to-back defeats. Watford are one of two sides only to have not hit the back of the net in their opening two games of the new Premier League season (Crystal Palace). With an average already of two goals per game against them the Hornets badly need to come up with a response at home on the weekend.
The home record that Watford took in last season’s Premier League was W8 D3 L8 but they did struggle at the end of the season at Vicarage Road. Watford picked up just one point from their final four home games of the last campaign. Adding on the two games from the start of this campaign there has been no clean sheet by Watford in any of their last 14 Premier League games, which indicates a severe problem. They have conceded in each of their last seven top-flight home games. Until they get some confidence going behind them there doesn’t look to be an easy game for them at the moment.
Watford v West Ham Head to Head
The two traded away wins last season
Three of the last four meetings have ended in a 2-0 scoreline
Things are even at two wins each in the last four EPL meetings
Watford’s last two home wins over the Irons have been 2-0 results
West Ham News and Form
West Ham have a thankless task facing Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season. That resulted in a 5-0 defeat for the Hammers. But they did show a good bit of character to fight back from that and take a 1-1 away draw at Brighton last weekend. So there was a point on which they can build and looking at what Watford have produced so far this season, there should not be taking too much for West Ham to fear in this game.
West Ham picked up some good signings in the summer transfer market but are yet to get their club-record signing Sebastian Haller going. The sooner that he integrates himself into Premier League life the better for the hammers. West Ham did win their final two away games of last season, and their very last one, actually, their last game of the season, saw them take a 4-1 win at Vicarage Road over Watford. So that is a three-match undefeated streak of away form in the Premier League that the Hammers are currently on. West Ham’s away record last season in the Premier League was W6 D3 L10.
Watford v West Ham Tips & Odds
Who will win – Watford v West Ham Predictions
Nothing has clicked whatsoever for Watford yet. They need to relieve a little bit of pressure, but it’s West Ham who we are looking at. The Hammers showed good character to get a point at Brighton last weekend after the hammering they took against Man City. They may be able to take it a step forward and get a win.
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