Arsenal aims to stay in the race for the Premier League trophy this weekend when they travel to Vicarage Road to face off with Watford in their Matchday 5. The Gunners head to the match following their 2-2 draw against their local London rivals Tottenham. This match is scheduled to take place on Sunday 15th September 2019 starting 16:30 GMT at the Vicarage Road.
Watford is looking forward for their first win of the season. This follows their last premier match draw against Newcastle and earlier back to back losses to the likes of Westham, Everton, and Brighton. They thus come to the match low in confidence.
Arsenal is hoping to return to the winning ways after their 2-2 draw against Tottenham and an earlier 1-3 loss to Liverpool. Unai Emery is expected to field the best of his team against the Hornets to ensure an away win is guaranteed.
Despite their earlier loss to Liverpool and their last premier league match draw against Tottenham, Unai Emery’s men are still in impeccable form. In their last 3 meetings, Arsenal has won all the three matches and we do not expect this match to be any different. That’s why we are tempted to put our money for the Gunners to emerge victoriously.
Watford vs. Arsenal Head to Head
Historically, Watford has played Arsenal 14 times. Of the 14 matches between them, Watford has won 3 matches awhile Arsenal has won 11. None of their matches has ended in a draw. Here is a look into the two sides’ 8 most recent meetings and how each scored:
- Watford 0-1 Arsenal
- Arsenal 2-0 Watford
- Arsenal 3-0 Watford
- Watford 2-1 Arsenal
- Arsenal 1-2 Watford
- Watford 1-3 Arsenal
- Arsenal 4-0 Watford
- Arsenal 1-2 Watford
Etienne Capoue is expected to be in form for Watford’s match against Arsenal. However, the Hornets will miss the services of Troy Denney due to a knee injury.
Arsenal is likely to be happy to have the services of Granit Xhaka and Joseph Willock after nursing their calf injuries. However, they will miss the services of Hector Bellerin, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Kieran Tierney who are only expected to make their return at the end of the month due to injuries.
Predictions and Odds
You can get the latest odds here.
This is expected to be one of Sunday’s most entertaining fixtures. Arsenal is in a better position to utilize this opportunity and return to their winning ways. In their current form, Watford is not likely to pose much threat to the visitors. Here are our best bets for the outcome of the fixture:
- Arsenal to win
- Both teams to score
- Watford to score first