Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Watford host Chelsea at Vicarage Road hoping to profit from the recent wobbles shown by Maurizio Sarri’s men in away matches. Watford are up to 7th in the standings with only 10 points separating them from Chelsea, who have received a major setback in the title race after falling 11 points behind Liverpool after the weekend. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Watford were able to snatch a 2-0 win over West Ham to make it back-to-back league wins. This is only the second time West Ham have picked up back-to-back wins in the last 15 matches.
Chelsea lost for the first time at Stamford Bridge after a 1-0 defeat by Leicester City during the weekend. The result has allowed Arsenal to close the gap on Chelsea and the Gunners are now level on points.
Watford came up with a memorable 4-1 win when they last took on Chelsea at Vicarage Road back in February. Our betting tips and predictions expect a victory for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Watford are at a substantial price for a victory and it does appear to be a great choice after having witnessed a 4-1 victory from the Hornets on this ground last season. However, it is fair to expect a reaction from Chelsea after the weekend’s loss against Leicester City. The blues did create a good number of changes over the 90 minutes and were quite unlucky not to score even a single goal. Even though Chelsea’s defensive run has not been the best, our preview would pick a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Watford vs Chelsea draw odds: 3.80
Watford win odds: 5.25
Correct Score odds
Chelsea have been conceding at two goals per game or an average in the last four away matches. This is quite a surprising statistic considering that Chelsea have the highest possession (63%) statistics amongst any team in away matches this season. The Blues have been exposed to counter-attacks and Watford’s strength in this regard makes them likely to score. Meanwhile, Chelsea do have a potent attack. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Chelsea 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The Blues have been involved in a string of games that have had more than 2.5 goals and it is primarily with away games, as Sarri’s team have been stupendous at home. The offensive impact from Watford can be quite high with the team having a decent offensive line up. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Eden Hazard was unable to make much of an impact against Leicester City but he has been in good form of late. The Belgian international is also Chelsea’s top scorer with eight goals. Hazard grabbed the only consolation for Chelsea when the blues last visited Vicarage Road. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Eden Hazard.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Eden Hazard at 4.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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