Chelsea vs Watford
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21st October 2017
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea need to find inspiration from somewhere after dealing with a hefty blow in the 2-1 loss against Crystal Palace last week. They lost to Man City in the previous league fixture which had opened up a 9 point gap in the title race.
Another dismal display followed in the midweek as Chelsea drew 3-3 at home against Roma. Win-less in three is Conte’s worst record as a manager since he took over at the Stamford Bridge last season.
On the other hand, Watford lived up to their reputation as come back kings with a 2-1 win at home against Arsenal last week. They were trailing by a goal before Troy Deeney’s penalty and Tom Cleverley injury time strike sink the Gunners.
The Hornets have now scored late goals in three consecutive Premier League games, all three coming after 90 minutes. Richarlison scored in the first two, a winner at Swansea and to level the scores at West Brom.
Chelsea vs Watford: Head-to-head
Chelsea are unbeaten in the last 12 meetings with Watford in all competitions, 9 wins and 3 draws.
Ten of those games saw over 2.5 goals, but both teams scored just twice.
At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea scored 22 goals in the last 6 fixtures versus Watford, 4 or more on 4 occasions.
Chelsea vs Watford: Predictions
The pressure is high on Chelsea to respond with a win after failing to win three games on the throat. The attacking third had come good in recent weeks, but Conte’s main worry is a leaking defense.
Watford are totally different proportion under the tutelage of Marco Silva and had already bagged points against top sides in the league. However, it remained to be seen if they can bag a win at Stamford Bridge. Their last win as an away side against Chelsea came back in the 1986.
To summarize, I can see this match going down as a classic recording a high number of goals.
Chelsea vs Watford: Bet Tips
- Both teams to Score in the second half is my favourite bet for this match @ 3.60
- Safe option can be found in Both teams to Score @ 1.92.
- Over 3.5 match goals for 2.60 odd also look like a top bet to me.
- Correct Score Prediction: 3-2 Chelsea win @ 23.00.