Arsenal vs Watford Betting Tips & Predictions
Watford are drinking in last chance saloon as far as their Premier League status is concerned and we can’t pass up the opportunity to bet against them for Sunday’s clash at the Emirates.
If this was the first game of the season, then Arsenal would be trading at big odds-on in the betting, although the fact that the Hornets are fighting for their lives and that Mikel Arteta’s side have little but pride to play for means that the market is a lot different.
Our prediction is that the Gunners will still win this contest. Arteta was clearly unhappy by his team’s performance at Villa Park on Tuesday night where the visitors had lots of possession although they lacked a cutting edge against a team who stuck manfully to their defensive tasks.
It was noticeable that the team was changed a good deal from the previous FA Cup clash against Chelsea and the manager is likely to field his strongest 11 for a clash where the players are competing for places in the Wembley final against Chelsea as well as their future.
As for Watford, the reason why our tip opposes them is because they have completely lost their way since lockdown and Nigel Pearson recently left the club after a dressing room bust-up which has been typical of his management career to date.
Hayden Mullins has the thankless task of trying to rouse the troops for a final hurrah although the team were destroyed 4-0 by Manchester City after losing 3-1 against West Ham United and it doesn’t bode well for this clash.
Watford have lost twelve of their sixteen matches on the road this term and the fact that they’ve been through three different managers reflects the lack of stability at the club, with punters backing Arsenal likely to be rewarded.
Arsenal @ 2.05 with bet365