Arsenal vs Watford Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Sunday, 26 July 2020. Scheduled kick-off 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners have truly been the Robin Hood of the PL these last few weeks. After defeating Manchester City and Liverpool in back-to-back games, the team lost against relegation-battlers Aston Villa. This loss also incidentally pulled the curtains over their European dreams.
Now, the best the team could hope for is an eighth-place finish, and they still would fall short of the cut-off for Europa League.
Meanwhile, the Hornets would be arriving for the match-up of their lifetimes. They need to better the results of Aston Villa in the final match-day, or in case both teams win their respective games, Hayden Mullins’s men need to win by a huge margin, in order to better their goal difference over Villa.
While Mikel Arteta’s men are surely the stronger team, and have been proving it over and over again in h2h clashes, the Hornets are backed deep into a corner, and are extremely dangerous at the moment.
By the looks of things, the desperate Watford are expected to at least avoid a loss against a pretty relaxed Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Watford: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 11 of the preceding 14 wins had gone to the Gunners.
- Not once have they failed to score against this rival since 1999.
- They are unbeaten against this opponent since 2017.
- They had scored two or more goals in four of the preceding six clashes at this stadium.
- The latest encounter at this ground ended in a 2-0 win for the hosts.
Arsenal vs Watford: Prediction
Arteta’s men lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Aston Villa, which effectively put them out of contention for the European spots. In the meantime, Mullins’s men lost 0-4 at home against Manchester City.
As things stand, the Hornets have the slight upper hand. On any other day, the Gunners would be the favorites. But with the FA Cup final coming up, the team would not be motivated enough to go after a meaningless 3 points here, while their counterparts would be playing as if their lives were on the line.
Mullins’s men have shown that they are capable to delivering upsets, when they earlier put an end to the seemingly unstoppable run of Liverpool. Once more, they will line up and will give their 100% on the pitch. Count on them to avoid a defeat at the very least.
Going on though, Arteta’s men are still one of the best teams in the league, and have a plethora of attacking talent at their disposal. Moreover, not once have they failed to score against this rival as well.
As such, expect goals to come from both teams this Sunday.
Arsenal vs Watford: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Watford or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.67 (2/3).