Watford vs Arsenal – Match Preview

Watford vs Arsenal - Sunday 15th September 2019, FA Premier League, Vicerage Road. Live on Sky Sports Premier League – Kick-Off: 16:30 BST.

Watford vs Arsenal
Sunday 15th September 2019
FA Premier League, Vicarage Road

Sky Sports Premier League – 16:30 BST

The Gunners head to Watford for the late kick-off on Sunday, as the Premier League returns after the International break.

Arsenal’s last two games are a bit of a sore subject in our house, after they failed to beat Liverpool and then drew with Spurs. The Hornets are still searching for that elusive first win this season, and will maybe be lacking in confidence following the  sacking of Javi Garcia at the weekend and sitting at the bottom of the table.

Arsenal have a great record against Watford so the evens for the win with skybet isn’t much of a surprise. The 13/5 for a Watford doesn’t look appetizing even though returning boss Flores will be desperate to nick the three points.

I expect to see lots of goal chances with the likes of Lacazette, Aubameyang & Pepe in attack, however a poor Arsenal defense could see Watford put a goal away, so the 1/2 with bet365 for both teams to score could be a bit of value here.

This is the start to a very busy string of engagements for Arsenal, who will play five games in just 15 days. However, I see the Gunners being confident given Watford still just have one point from five games.

There’s also further good news for Arsenal as Willcock will be available after his calf problem, however Xhaka looks doubtful due to Achilles pain the past few weeks. Mavropanos is still out but Bellerin and Tierney both returned to training but won’t be lining up this weekend.

Deeney is still out of action for The Hornets but apart from that they seem to have a fighting fit squad.

With all that in mind I do think The Arsenal definitely have the firepower to win this clash but need to sort out their weak defensive display as shown in the Tottenham game. That said – it doesn’t seem as though Watford’s is any better!

The referee for the match will be Anthony Taylor. Taylor refereed the gunners last defeat and has average 40 booking points in the 4 games he’s refereed so far this season. With this being a London derby I can’t see his frequency of cards decreasing so would recommend a maximum 50 booking points for this game.

Watford vs Arsenal will be televised live in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League with kick off at 16:30 BST.

Prediction: Watford 1 – 2 Arsenal

Suggested Tips – Watford vs Arsenal – (BET365)

  • Correct Score – Arsenal to win 2-1 – (link no longer available).
  • First Goalscorer – Nicolas Pepe – (link no longer available).

Suggested Tips – Watford vs Arsenal (SKYBET)

  • Half Time/Full Time Result – Watford /Arsenal – 25/1.
  • Total Corners – Under 9.5 – 5/4.
  • Popular Player Stats RequestABets – Aubameyang to score 2+ goals and Watford to miss a penalty – 125/1.
  • Popular RequestABets – BTTS, 4+ corners each team and 10+ booking points each team – 9/4.

Markets Updated at 19:25 BST on Saturday 14th September 2019.


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