Watford vs Arsenal (By: Miyagi)
Watford's morale is very high after that great comeback against Wolves in the FA Cup (1-2 Deulofeu 79', 2-2 Deeney 94', 3-2 Deulofeu 104') which gave them the ticket to the final where they will face City.
In the league, they are after the 7th place and European qualification and the great news is that all the teams that are above them (Leicester, Wolves, Everton) lost their games, so Watford can surpass them with a win today and still have an extra game to play thus pressure is not on them at the moment.
Holebas (25/3), Cleverly (12/1) and Quina will miss this game for Watford.
Arsenal is as inconsistent as always. They lost their last league game to Everton (1-0) with terrible performance and then went on to defeat Napoli (2-0) in Europe League with a great performance for the biggest part of the game. After Chelsea's loss yesterday, Arsenal can catch them in the fourth place with a win today as they are three points behind them, while they will have the advantage of an extra game to play, so motivation is high for them as well today.
Xhaka is questionable, Papastathopoulos, Welbeck, Bellerin, and Holding are unavailable. Torreira is back in action after a 3 game suspension.
There were at least 3 goals scored in 11 of Watford's 15 home games for the EPL while Watford has kept only 3 clean sheets at home.
There were at least 3 goals scored in 11 of Arsenal's 15 away games for the EPL while Arsenal has never managed to keep a clean sheet on the road.
Watford has scored against all top teams (City, United, Tottenham, Chelsea) but Liverpool at home, while on the other side, Arsenal has only failed to score against West Ham and Everton (last game) on away games for the EPL so far. Maybe Arsenal is the more motivated side but definitely, both teams enter this game with great morale and confidence. Arsenal has only kept one clean sheet on away games against domestic teams this season and that was against League's One Blackpool for the Cup, thus even if I have all the good intentions to trust them today, I just don't trust their defense. I think that both teams will score today in what will be a highly entertaining match between two teams that like to play in high tempo and have great pace up front, so both teams to score here and there should be more than two goals.
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Watford vs Arsenal predictions
|G/G & Over 2.5||Bet365||1.80||9||0-1 LOST (-9 units)|
Watford vs Arsenal betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).