Watford-Arsenal is one of those game which you can feel the tension even if you’re not at the stadium. It’s a game between a team which impressed for the better part of last year, but has slowly decreased the quality of their play and an Arsenal squad which doesn’t seem to find its balance in this season debut. They need to wake up sooner rather than later, but will they be able to do this against Watford?
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If you’re a Gunners fan, you will be praying they wake up, after their defeat against Liverpool and a 0-0 draw against Leicester. They need points to maintain their contact with the league leaders, but they also need to raise their morale for upcoming Champions League games.
Sadly, they will miss Ramsey, Mertesacker, Iwobi and Wellbeck for this game, but the quality of their squad should be able to take them to victory. They’ve only lost to Watford once in recent history, in March, and will try to not repeat the experience.
On the other hand, Watford is one of the teams which aren’t looking very good in this season debut. They haven’t made impressive transfers, their game seems very weak, and their first two results aren’t good: a 1-2 defeat against Chelsea and a 1-1 draw against Southampton.
True, they met tough opposition, but Arsenal are just as tough as their other opponents – Watford has to produce something special in order to gain a credible result.
Slow season starts are almost an Arsenal tradition, but we back them not to lose this game. Arsenal will most probably score, and an X2 bet is again a good idea.
If you’re feeling particularly bold, Arsenal should win this game – if they don’t, they will sit with 2 points from 3 games, probably 7 away from the league leaders. Very far away, with only 3 games passed.
Arsenal To Win: 1.72 or 8/11
Arsenal Total Goals – Over 1.5: 1.80 or 4/5