Watford take on Arsenal as one of the FA Cup finalists this season and the Hornets also have the potential to impact the top four race. This match will be at the Vicarage Road, which has been the basis behind Watford’s strong season. Arsenal are one of the four teams fighting to finish in the top four places and the club trail Chelsea, who have played a game more, by three points. Follow all our predictions, free bets, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Watford reached the FA Cup final for the first time since 1984 after overcoming Wolves with a 3-2 victory in extra time. It was a remarkable comeback from Watford, who were 2-0 down just after the hour.
Arsenal gained a stronghold in the Europa League quarter-finals after a 2-0 victory over Napoli in the first leg match at the Emirates Stadium. The club had once again come up with a poor away result, as Everton picked up a 1-0 victory last weekend.
The recent meeting between Arsenal and Watford produced a 2-0 win for the Gunners. Watford, though, picked up a 2-1 victory when the last meeting between these two teams took place at Vicarage Road. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a win for Watford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Watford win at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Arsenal have been able to pick up just one away victory – against relegated Huddersfield – in the last six league trips. This is a disastrous record for a team with ambitions of qualifying for the Champions League. Arsenal were involved in a tough match on Thursday night, while Watford have had a full week to prepare for this encounter. Watford will also be confident after having beaten Arsenal on the same patch last season. Our preview would go with a win for Watford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Watford win at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Watford vs Arsenal draw odds: 3.75
Arsenal win odds: 2.25
Correct Score odds
The Hornets have been able to come up with nine goals in the last four matches at Vicarage Road. There will be a slight dip in performance from Watford, whose players will be looking to save themselves for the final against Manchester City. Arsenal have been very disappointing in away matches and their high backline has not helped matters. Even with the strong lead over Napoli, Arsenal will have one eye on the second leg encounter at the Stadio San Paolo. Our correct score prediction would pick a 1-0 win for Watford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Watford 1-0 win at 15.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Even though Arsenal’s away form has been a disaster of late, just Manchester City have been able to get more than 1.5 goals against the Gunners. The high-defensive line will help players like Gerard Deulofeu, but there may not be too many goals going by the recent trend. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.37[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Watford have opened the scoring in the last four home matches and there have been four different players who have broken the deadlock. Andre Gray has been especially good after scoring or assisting in goal in the last four home games for Watford. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Gray, who scored in his first ever league appearance against Arsenal back in the 2016-17 campaign.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Andre Gray at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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