Arsenal v Watford Premier League betting preview and tips

16:00 Sat 29 Sep
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 2, +1.5
Units: 1/5
Odds: -133

We’re amazed that you can get with Watford at a decent price giving them a 1.5 goal start on the Asian Handicap

The Hornets were very impressive at Craven Cottage when drawing 1-1 on Saturday, with the only thing letting them down being their finishing when leading the game. A second goal would have surely killed the game dead.

In the first half, there was only one side in the game, with Abdoulaye Doucoure and Etienne Capoue having won the ball in central midfield and then seeing Will Hughes and Roberto Peyreyra carve open the defence and create chances for Troy Deeney and Andre Gray.

Javi Gracia has a nice settled team and will be looking forward to Saturday’s challenge at the Emirates to face an Arsenal side who have won their past four Premier League encounters.

We’ve been keen to oppose the Gunners recently and they weren’t massively convincing when winning any of their previous four matches despite coming out on top for each one.

The previous encounter saw them beat Everton by a 2-0 scoreline and the fact that Petr Cech won man of the match tells you everything you need to know about the way the game panned out.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been shoved out wide and it’s not ideal for someone who has prospered as the central striker, while there are clearly defensive issues that Watford will look to exploit.

Deeney and Gray are both having strong seasons in front of goal and we’re not likely to see the visitors playing for a point in this clash, with a fast start potentially leaving Arsenal on the back foot.

One thing in the home team’s favour is the return to form for Mesut Ozil although the German can be sidelined from the game.

BETTING TIP
Watford +1.5 @ 1.75 with bet365

Team News

Arsenal: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Watford: 4-4-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Petr Cech
  • 18
    Nacho Monreal
  • 16
    Rob Holding
  • 20
    Shkodran Mustafi
  • 02
    Hector Bellerin
  • 34
    Granit Xhaka
  • 11
    Lucas Torreira
  • 14
    Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
  • 08
    Aaron Ramsey
  • 10
    Mesut Özil
  • 09
    Alexandre Lacazette
  • 26
    Ben Foster
  • 23
    Marc Navarro
  • 15
    Craig Cathcart
  • 27
    Christian Kabasele
  • 25
    José Holebas
  • 19
    Will Hughes
  • 16
    Abdoulaye Doucoure
  • 29
    Etienne Capoue
  • 37
    Roberto Pereyra
  • 18
    Andre Gray
  • 09
    Troy Deeney

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Manchester City 12 10 2 0 36:5 32
2 Liverpool 12 9 3 0 23:5 30
3 Chelsea 12 8 4 0 27:8 28
4 Arsenal 12 7 3 2 26:15 24
5 Tottenham 11 8 0 3 18:10 24
6 Bournemouth 12 6 2 4 21:16 20
7 Watford 12 6 2 4 17:14 20
8 Manchester Unit 12 6 2 4 20:21 20
9 Everton 12 5 4 3 19:15 19
10 Leicester 12 5 2 5 17:16 17
11 Wolverhampton W 12 4 4 4 12:13 16
12 Brighton 12 4 2 6 13:18 14
13 West Ham 12 3 3 6 14:18 12
14 Newcastle Unite 12 2 3 7 9:15 9
15 Burnley 12 2 3 7 12:25 9
16 Crystal Palace 12 2 2 8 8:17 8
17 Southampton 12 1 5 6 8:21 8
18 Cardiff 12 2 2 8 11:25 8
19 Huddersfield 11 1 4 6 6:20 7
20 Fulham 12 1 2 9 11:31 5