Watford vs Chelsea: Preview and Prediction

Watford vs Chelsea-Match Preview and Prediction-20-August-2016-EPL 2016-17

Watford vs Chelsea
2016/17 English Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 20 August, 2016,
Kick-off: 15:00 UK.
Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford).

Chelsea will travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday to face Watford, hoping to get a second under the new Manager. The two Italian managers, Walter Mazzarri and Antonio Conte will be playing each other for the first time in the English Premier League.

Watford were somewhat satisfied with their opening game result, they earned a point on the road at Southampton with 10 men. Etiene Capoue scored his first goal for the Hornets just 10 minutes into the game, putting them in the lead.

However Nathan Redmond equalised for the Saints in the second half, a left foot volley from him pulled both teams level. Later on in the game, Ben Watson was sent off for bringing Shane Long down putting much pressure on the Hornets as they played with ten minute till the final whistle.

Chelsea fought so hard to defeat West Ham in their opening game at Stamford Bridge, as they grabbed 3 points. Diego Costa last minute goal was enough to hand Antonio Conte his first win as Chelsea manager at Stamford Bridge. Hazard’s spot kick put the blues in front, James Collins pulled back with an excellent finish.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard looks like he has put his last season’s bad performance behind him, he put in a fine performance and confidence. Conte now aims for a second win to make it 2 wins from 2 as the blues manager.

Watford vs Chelsea: Head to Head Statistics

  • These two teams have played 17 times in the past, Chelsea have won 8 times while Watford have won 5 times.
  • At Vicarage road, Hornets have won 3 games while the Blues have won 4 games.
  • Also Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 7 games against Watford, they have won 5 and drawn 2.

Watford vs Chelsea: Prediction

Judging from their opening game, Chelsea looked more composed and sharp than their host. The Blues are the favourite in this game and they focused on winning after their summer spendings.

I predict a win for the visitors, also i expect them to keep a clean slate.

Watford vs Chelsea: Tips

1. Chelsea win
2. Batsuayi to score at any time
3. Chelsea to keep a clean sheet.