West Ham vs Watford
England – Premier League
Date: Friday, 17 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium.
These are the last two safe teams in the league table at the moment, and a direct encounter will certainly be nerve-racking. They are level on 34 points each, and furthermore, the first two teams in the relegation zone – Bournemouth and Aston Villa, have tough fixtures this weekend.
As such, the winner between these two will gain a huge momentum in their race towards safety.
Considering the phenomenal win posted by the Hammers the last game week, their recent h2h superiority over the Hornets, and the season-long struggles of Nigel Pearson’s men on the road – expect a West Ham win this Friday.
West Ham vs Watford: Head-to-head (h2h)
- David Moyes’s men recorded a 1-3 win on the road in the reverse fixture.
- They have scored a total of seven goals from the past two match-ups.
- They had recorded 16 of the former 23 wins.
- Since 1989, the guests have registered a total of four wins at this stadium.
- The home team scored two or more goals in three of the preceding four clashes at this venue.
West Ham vs Watford: Prediction
The Hammers recorded a 0-4 win on the road the last match-day, against Norwich. In a rare display of one-man-show for the team, Michail Antonio scored four goals for his team, to ensure the much-needed three points.
In the meanwhile, the Hornets registered a 2-1 win at home the past game week, against Newcastle. Troy Deeney scored both the goals for the hosts.
As things stand, Moyes’s men have the upper hand. They are on a two-game winning run in h2h clashes, and had scored seven goals in the process. They had also recorded 16 of the preceding 23 overall h2h wins, and have lost just four times against this opponent at this ground since 1989.
They are also high in confidence due to their total domination over the Canaries in their latest PL match.
Meanwhile, Pearson’s men were winless in 13 of their former 14 overall fixtures, and remained so in 17 of their past 19 games away from home.
Moreover, the Hornets had failed to score in their last four road trips, and they have a total of three wins away from home since April of 2019 – all of which had come against relegation-battlers or teams from the Championship.
Taking into account these observations, expect West Ham to win this Friday.
West Ham vs Watford: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: West Ham @ 1.67 (2/3)
West Ham to Win Either Half @ 1.60 (3/5).