Arsenal last placed an international exclamation point while Watford moved into the cup final. Who wins the duel of the euphoric? Here is our tip!
Watford FC vs Arsenal FC Football Betting Tips
Arsenal play against Watford on Matchday 34 of the Premier League sponsored by bet365 with this brand new sing-up offer and bonus code. For the Gunners, currently fifth in the table (63 points, 65:40 goals), are important points in the fight for third place – for Watford in turn for the opportunity to Europa League. As table tenants, the Hornets seem to be outsiders (46 points, 46:42 goals) – but this assessment holds only as long as one does not look at the place of action.
Watford – Statistics & Current Form
The last three results: 3: 2 n.V. Wolverhampton Wanderers, 4: 1 Vs. FC Fulham, 1: 2 Vs. Manchester United
What a game: In the semi-finals of the FA Cup, Watford and the Wolverhampton Wanderers fought a memorable exchange. In the end, the Hornets had the better end for themselves – because at the crucial moments they had the greater will and the necessary little bit of luck.
At first, everything had spoken in favor of a bitter cup failure. After just over an hour, Watford were in the lead 2-0, but Watford coach Javi Gracia made the comeback in the 66th minute in the person of Gerard Deulofeu. The former Barca professional scored the first goal of the match. as a result, he has his feet in play on nearly every successful attack by his men. In the end, it was Captain Troy Deeney who scored the last-minute equalizer from the penalty spot.
In the subsequent extra time, Deulofeu scored once again the goal of the day and made for one of the biggest comebacks in the history of the oldest cup competition on earth.
The FA Cup drama continued an interesting trend: even if the Hornets did not start at home (but at Wembley), they were listed as a home team. Technically Watford drove his fifth home win in a row – at the same time, the team is away in three defeats in a row. Do not you know that somewhere? Right: from the upcoming opponent Arsenal.
Possible lineup Watford
Watford coach Gracia has a bit of luck with the game plan: after the 120-minute battle, his pros had more than a week to recover from the broken bones. Against Arsenal most of the regulars of the glittering Cup night should again be in the first squad – and semi-final hero Deulofeu, of course, move up.
Gomes – Kiko Femenia, Mariappa, Cathcart, Holebas – Hughes, Capoue, Doucouré – Pereyra – Deulofeu, Deeney
Arsenal FC – Statistics & Current Form
The last three results: 2: 0 vs. SSC Napoli, 0: 1 Vs. Everton, 2: 0 vs. Newcastle United
It is now almost frightening, as predictably the strong performance fluctuations of Arsenal now appeared. Obviously, they can be deciphered with a damned simple key: If the Gunners at home, it runs like clockwork. Play away, the worm is in it. And always.
The consistency with which Arsenal moves between these extremes is simply remarkable. The Gunners celebrated eight home wins in the past few weeks, the last four even to zero – but in the stranger, the team won only a single game from the last twelve.
In the end you could almost hide the recent successes of the Gunners therefore: The sovereign 2-0 victory in the EL quarter-final against SSC Napoli, the mandatory wins against Newcastle (2-0), Stade Rennes (3-0) or Huddersfield Town ( 1: 1), they all seem more or less worthless before the Watford show.
Because the Hornets are encountered abroad: And there, the team did, as mentioned, damn hard. They lost 1-0 to FC Everton, but were previously unable to control Stade Rennes in the first knockout round of the Europa League (1-3). Through such defeats, the Gunners continued to work on their stigma of the away-looser, which has been with them for years.
Against Watford, it would be good to do counter work – otherwise the chances of a return to the Champions League would be bad: With 63 points you currently occupy 5th place, but only with three counters to Chelsea and a Spie deficit. Whether the Gunners are again represented in the premier class in the 2019/20 season – that will be decided, above all, in a foreign land.
Possible lineup Arsenal FC
Arsenal coach Emery looked good against Napoli, but is likely to make some rotation. The following starter seems realistic:
Leno – Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal – Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Kolasinac – Mkhitaryan, Iwobi – Aubameyang
Our Football Betting Tips Watford FC vs Arsenal FC
On the betting market, the Arsenal is considered a favorite: The Gunners come in the bulk of the providers at odds around the 2.15, Watford, however, is above the 3.00.
Yes, Arsenal is the clear better squad. Yes, the team presented themselves impressively during the week against Naples. Yes, the team had no problems in the first leg with the Hornets (2: 0). But: Arsenal is and remains a team that counts only in the domestic Emirates Stadium league tip.
In the foreign, on the other hand, the Gunners embody maximum mediocrity, which was last reflected in three away games in a row. That this series just against the strong Watford rips (for seven home games unglusting), at least must be doubted.
A less risky endeavor, however, seems to portray the goal: Finally, looking at the statistics reveals that in home games Watford usually scores some goals, just under three per game. Although Arsenal loses often in the stranger, but usually it does not haperen it to their own hits, but rather to avoid against imperious goal successes.
Accordingly, one can prepare for an encounter in which Watford and Arsenal will deliver an open-faced fight – with a correspondingly large number of goal opportunities.
Bet Tips: over 2.5 goals