Watford vs Chelsea Prediction & Match Preview

Watford vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 2 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford).

Both Watford and Chelsea fell short of expectations in the Carabao Cup, earlier this week and were subsequently booted from the competition. However, the Blues are likely to be the ones returning to winning ways in this one, as Watford are yet to hit the ground running this season.

Watford vs Chelsea Head to head (h2h)

  • Chelsea emerged victoriously by a 3-0 scoreline when the two sides last locked horns.
  • Watford have admitted defeat in four of their past five meetings.
  • Four out of their previous five encounters have witnessed goals down either end.
  • A stalemate has occurred just once in their last ten games.
  • Only one of their previous ten fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.

Watford vs Chelsea Prediction

The hosts are stuck to the bottom of the ladder and deservedly so, considering that they are the only side left in the cluster that are yet to have a taste of success. Watford’s last matchup at home saw them salvage no more than a point against Bournemouth, prior to which they shared the spoils with Spurs on the road.

Quique Sanchez Flores’s men have certainly been struggling to get things going for them, even on home soil. To make matters worse, the Hornets have not been faring any better against this foe in their previous meetings. Out of their last seven encounters here, the hosts have secured the bragging rights just once.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have certainly found their winning groove in the Premier League and have been putting nothing but their best foot forward in the last four games. The visitors have hardly shown any signs of slowing down on the road as well, and are currently boasting a stellar four-match winning streak under their belt.

Given the solid form at hand, and Watford hardly posing a threat, Chelsea should be able to make light work of this foe on Saturday.

Furthermore, the guests have packed their scoring boots with them in all of their recent outings, especially in the league. The away side have netted three goals or more in all of their past four trips on the road in a running.

Taking into account that four of their last five head to head meetings here have also witnessed over 2.5 goals on the final scorecards, it is certainly well within reason to expect a high scoring affair in this one.

Watford vs Chelsea Betting tips

  • Chelsea to win @ 1.66 (2/3)
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).