Kick-off: 1500, 29/09/2018
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
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What Trueform says for Arsenal vs Watford
Having recovered from a shaky start to the Premier League season, Arsenal are now consistently tracking above Watford on our Trueform chart.
The Hornets appear to be going in the wrong direction after earlier getting off to a flyer, although they are yet to draw a blank up front in six top-flight fixtures.
That all points to 29/20 for a home win and both teams to score being the way to go with our opening Arsenal vs Watford prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal made it four straight Premier League wins when accounting for Everton 2-0 at Emirates Stadium.
Unai Emery has been bold in playing both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as strike partners and was rewarded with a goal from each.
Petr Cech feels there is an added impetus on addressing past shortcomings now Emery has replaced Arsene Wenger at the helm.
“What we lacked in the past…I would say the Arsenal way was more important than getting the points sometimes and this is not sometimes how you win the league,” he said.
“Sometimes you need to make sure you win an ugly game, when you are not playing completely well but you just dig deep.”
Cech was referring to the fact that Everton had dominated the first half, with the keeper forced to make a number of decent stops from the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Lucas Digne and Richarlison.
Last Arsenal EPL line-up: Cech, Bellerin, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Mustafi, Ramsey, Ozil, Torreira, Xhaka, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos has recovered from a leg injury to return. Sead Kolasinac was on the bench in midweek after a knee injury, but Laurent Koscielny (Achilles), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (leg), Carl Jenkinson (ankle) and Konstantinos Mavropanos (groin) are out.
A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds
After picking up maximum points from their first four league matches, Watford seemed to have their limitations exposed when beaten by Manchester United and dropped two more points at Fulham.
Andre Gray gave the Hornets an early lead at Craven Cottage, with his third goal of the campaign, but they then spurned numerous chances to increase that advantage.
Aleksandar Mitrovic’s 78th-minute equaliser made them pay for those misses and it could have been even worse as Ben Foster had to turn the same striker’s last-gasp header onto the bar.
“I think it says a lot when the boys come in and it feels like we lost that game, it obviously shows how far we’ve come,” Gray told Watford’s website.
Speaking about his improved form, he added: “I’ve been working hard, getting my head down and concentrating on the basics of my game and hoping the chances will come – and so far they have.”
The Hornets have also hit the ground running at Emirates Stadium before, netting twice inside 15 minutes when winning here in January 2017.
So it may be worth a speculative 17/1 wager on the visitors to lead at half-time and then the Gunners to come back and win to complete our Arsenal vs Watford betting tips.
Last Watford EPL line-up: Foster, Janmaat, Cathcart, Holebas, Kabasele, Doucoure, Hughes, Capoue, Pereyra, Deeney, Gray.
Watford striker Troy Deeney has been passed fit despite playing with broken toes against Fulham. However, Daryl Janmaat, Stefano Okaka, Sebastian Prodl, Miguel Britos, Tom Cleverley and Gerard Deulofeu are ruled out.
ARSENAL 3-1 Brentford – Danny Welbeck (2), Alexandre Lacazette
Tottenham 2-2 WATFORD (4-2 on pens) – Isaac Success, Etienne Capoue
Head-to-head: Arsenal 3-0 Watford, Watford 2-1 Arsenal, Arsenal 1-2 Watford, Watford 1-3 Arsenal, Arsenal 4-0 Watford, Arsenal 1-2 Watford
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