Chelsea vs Watford
English Premier League
Date: Monday, 15th May 2017
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London.
The newly crowned Premier League champions Chelsea will host Watford on Monday, 15th May 2017.
Second half substitute Michy Batshuayi strike the lone goal with 8 minutes left on the clock to help the Blues reclaim the Premier League title in a cagey affair at the Hawthorns on Friday. Chelsea were 10th in the league last season and the appointment of Antonio Conte has thus far proved to be a master piece.
Chelsea’s remaining two matches in the league are played at the Stamford Bridge, the next against Sunderland on 21st May.
Watford escaped from relegation last week, thanks to an unlikely home defeat of Hull City against the already relegated Sunderland. The Hornets have been in extremely poor form lately and suffered their fourth consecutive league defeat without scoring on Saturday at Everton.
Away from home, Watford were disastrous. They have now lost 6 on the bounce without troubling the scorers. It will be worth to note that this team has scored in just 2 games from their last 11 matches away from home.
Chelsea vs Watford: Head-to-head
Chelsea needed two late strikes to complete a 2-1 comeback win when the teams met at the Vicarage Road earlier this season. The result extended Blues’s unbeaten run over Watford to 11 games in all competitions, 8 wins and 3 draws.
At the Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are unbeaten in 6 games with 5 wins and a draw. Before the 2-2 draw in the corresponding fixture last season, they were on a five match winning run. Watford managed to score just twice in their last six visits to the Bridge.
Chelsea vs Watford: Prediction
After clinching the league title, Conte will be keen to sign off the season on a high note. They been brilliant at the Bridge all season and Watford’s poor form will help them in achieve this.
Chelsea were scoring in 3s and 4s in home game lately. While Watford struggled to put any meaningful pressure on opposition defense in recent months. A home win to nil is very likely here and we might look into the best markets to maximize the investment.
Chelsea vs Watford: Bet Tips
The recommended option is HT/FT – Chelsea/Chelsea at the odds of 1.85 with Betfair. Alternatively, one can go for Chelsea to win the first half.
Brave Punters can opt for First Half Asian Handicap -2 for Chelsea, priced at 2.75 odds.