Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Watford have an opportunity to get their highest Premier League finish when they take on West Ham at Vicarage Road this weekend. The Hornets have a one-point advantage over the Hammers. Watford have never finished higher than 13th in the Premier League and they go up against a West Ham team that is looking to avoid a bottom-half finish for a third consecutive season. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Watford lost for a second consecutive game in a row as the FA Cup final looms for the Hornets. The club lost 3-0 Chelsea, who are chasing the top four places.
West Ham came up with a second consecutive league victory after beating Southampton 3-0 at the London Stadium. The win comes just a week after the shock 1-0 success over Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The reverse fixture witnessed Watford getting a 2-0 win over the Hammers at the London Stadium. West Ham lost by a similar margin when they last travelled to the Vicarage Road. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a West Ham win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]West Ham win at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Watford are showing typical signs of the players focusing more on the FA Cup final with Manchester City rather than the remaining league encounters. The back-to-back losses for Watford happen to be their first in 2019. Meanwhile, West Ham only have the top 10 in their sights ahead of this match. This may clear up West Ham to come up with a strong performance, and Manuel Pellegrini’s men are also quite good when it comes to counter-attacking with force – even if it is not exactly reflected by their poor away record. Our preview would go with an away win even if West Ham have managed one win in the last six trips to Vicarage Road.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]West Ham win at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Watford vs West Ham draw odds: 3.75
Watford win odds: 2.25
Correct Score odds
West Ham have come up with goals in the last four league encounters and players like Marko Arnautovic are starting to hit form once again. This does not bode well for Watford, who are clearly saving themselves up for the FA Cup final. The Hornets do have a decent scoring record at home with Arsenal being the only team to prevent the hosts from scoring in the home games since February. Our correct score prediction would pick a 2-1 win for West Ham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]West Ham 2-1 win at 12.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The recent away matches for West Ham have been quite tough and it is not a surprise that the Hammers have returned with a paltry two goals in the last five trips. However, Watford’s lack of concentration on this encounter could result in a lot of goals. 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 1.53[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Arnautovic came up with the opening goals against Southampton to take his season’s tally to 9 league goals. He is just two short of matching last season’s return of 11 league goals. Interestingly, these were the first goals from the Austrian since January’s FA Cup meeting with Birmingham. Still, our first World Cup prediction would go with Marco Arnautovic.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Marco Arnautovic at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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