Arsenal vs Watford
KICK OFF: Saturday 29th Sept 2018 | 16:00 CET
PREMIER LEAGUE WK7 | Emirates Stadium
Arsenal will be favourites, but the Hornets are no pushover this season, what side can claim a victory in this hard to call fixture?
Although the bookies have Arsenal as the favourite in this match, Watford’s strength, determination, and quality cannot be underestimated.
The Gunners have picked up three straight wins, and they will be looking to catch up with Watford, who are above them in the table. Arsenal has scored goals in their last four games, but are conceding at a rate that would suggest Watford have a chance in this game. Note that the Gunners have only managed to beat struggling teams including West Ham, Cardiff, and Newcastle. The impressive quality of Watford brings a whole new challenge.
The Hornets suffered their first league defeat against Man United, but the energy in the team prevails. This matchup is traditionally fiercely contested, and they’ll head to Emirates confident of getting a result. No Watford player enjoys playing against Arsenal like the on-form Troy Deeney. The Hornets captain has enjoyed this fixture in previous games and is a good bet for a goal or an assist in this one.
Backing the away side to avoid defeat can pay off given Watford's aggressive attacking style and arsenals not so solid defence.
Key Match Facts
- Since Watford gained promotion in 2015, all encounters against Arsenal have had a winner (Played 7, Arsenal Won 4, Watford Won 3).
- All their last seven encounters saw over 2.5 match goals.