Watford v Arsenal
Preview by DAVE ANDERSON, 15/09/2019.
Our Premier League betting preview for this week focuses on the match kicking-off at 4:30pm on Sunday when Arsenal travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford.
Watford v Arsenal: Best Odds
Check out the best odds that online bookmakers offer for a Watford win (H), a win for Arsenal (A), or a draw (D) below. Use the ALL ODDS tab to view more bookmakers odds.
NB: Watford v Arsenal odds correct at 08:47 on 15/09/2019 and are subject to change.
Watford v Arsenal: Betting Offers
As well as bookmakers best odds, we've also listed their betting offers and promotions that you can use when betting on Sunday's Premier League clash between Watford and Arsenal.
You can watch Watford v Arsenal live on SkySports at 4:30pm on Sunday.
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Watford v Arsenal: Betting Preview
After the International break, the 2019/20 Premier League returns this weekend; with bottom of the table Watford taking on London rivals Arsenal our match to bet on this week.
With bookmakers offering Arsenal, who haven’t finished in the top 4 since 2015/16, as the favourites to beat Watford, a full 3 points would be welcome outcome for The Gunners.
Especially as they have a few challenging Premier League fixtures in the coming weeks.
After a disastrous start to their Premier League campaign, it’s easy to see why Watford are the underdogs coming into Sunday’s match at Vicarage Road Stadium.
Arsenal have won the last 3 Premier League fixtures between these sides, and the last time The Hornets beat Emery’s side was back in October 2017, when they secured a 2-1 home victory.
Arsenal look in better form than Watford, and after the upheaval of the surprise moving on of manager Gracia, they'll have a tough time trying to take points from this fixture.
In the lead up to Watford v Arsenal, we've taken a look at both team’s recent performances, and any player injuries that could affect the match preparations for either side.
Watford: Team News
The Hornets are having a terrible season. They lost their first 3 matches before securing their only point so far, when they managed to draw 1-1 against Newcastle in their last match.
Following a disheartening opening round of fixtures, Javi Gracia was unexpectedly dismissed last week, and surprisingly, previous manager Quique Sanchez Flores is now back in charge!
This will potentially cause a lot of upheaval in the Watford camp, and what was already going to be a challenging match, could just have gotten a little bit more difficult for the players.
Luckily Sanchez Flores doesn’t also have the concern of any major injury worries to deal with, as only Etienne Capoue and Troy Deeney have been ruled out of the Arsenal match.
It will be a massive ask for Watford to beat their London rivals, but they really need to start getting some points on the table, especially as they face Man City in their next outing.
Looking at the last 5 fixtures that Watford have played in all competitions, they've won 1, drawn 1, and lost 3 scoring a total of 5 goals (1 goal per game) and conceding a total of 8 goals.
D W L L L
Arsenal: Team News
Arsenal have had quite a good start to their Premier League campaign. The Gunners currently sit in 5th place on 7 points, having won 2 of their first 4 matches.
Emery’s side were successful against Newcastle and Burnley, but then went on to suffer a loss to a Liverpool side that are still maintaining a 100% win rate after 4 games.
Arsenal's last fixture will have given them a boost as they came from 2-0 down against Spurs in the North London Derby and managed to draw the match 2-2.
There's no reason why Arsenal shouldn’t take 3 points from Watford, and a victory would put them in a much stronger position ahead of fixtures against Aston Villa and Man Utd.
The squad are playing well together and look extremely strong, and big things are expected from Arsenal's attacking trio of Aubameyang, Lacazette and new signing Pépé this season.
Unfortunately Emery has quite a few injuries to deal with ahead of Sunday's match.
Arsenal will still be without Hector Bellerin, Kieran Tierney and Konstantinos Mavropanos; but Joseph Willock and Granit Xhaka are expected to be available for selection.
Arsenal's record over their last 5 matches in all competitions is won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1. They've scored more goals than Watford, 7 in total (1.4 per game) and conceded less (7).
D L W W D
Watford v Arsenal: Stats
Watford and Arsenal have only played each other a total of 30 times with The Gunners currently having the better record having won 17 of fixtures, compared to 12 wins for The Hornets.
An interesting stat surrounding Watford playing Arsenal is the fact that there has only ever been 1 draw in those 30 matches, a 1-1 draw at Highbury on the 22nd of December back in 1984.
There have been 12 matches between these two sides in the Premier League era, with Arsenal again having the upper hand with 10 victories compared to just 2 wins for Watford.
Of the 2 wins for Watford, 1 was played at home, and 1 away. The 10 victories that Arsenal recorded were also split 50/50 with 5 wins coming at home, and 5 wins away.
The last 5 Premier League matches involving both of these teams have been a bit more even as they've resulted in 2 wins for Watford and 3 wins for Arsenal.
The last competitive fixture between these two sides occurred on the 15th of April in 2019 at Vicarage Road with the match ending with a 1-0 away win for Arsenal.
This was also the last match where Watford played Arsenal at home with a crowd of 20,480 witnessing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang score the only goal of the game in the 10th minute.
The biggest win that Watford have ever had over Arsenal in a Premier League fixture was on the 14th of October in 2017 when they won 2-1 at Vicarage Road.
It nearly didn't happen either as Arsenal took the lead through Per Mertesacker before Troy Deeney levelled for Watford with Tom Cleverley winning the match in the 90th minute!
The highest score that Arsenal have ever beaten Watford by in the Premier League era is a bit more impressive as they beat them 4-0 on the 2nd of April in 2016.
A crowd of 59,981 at The Emirates saw 2 goals in each half with Alexis Sánchez, Alex Iwobi scoring in the first 45 minutes and Héctor Bellerin and Theo Walcott in the 2nd.