West Ham and Watford are two teams which haven’t started the Premier League season ideally and will produce a game that is almost classic for this great championship. Two teams in need of points, battling for victory on a great Saturday afternoon. Who will come on top of this clash?
West Ham vs Watford
We’re not saying Watford don’t have a chance, we just haven’t been terribly impressed by their form so far. Slow, predictable attacks coupled with defensive weakness, one point from the first three games and bad discipline are all reasons why we see Watford to have quite a hard time surviving this season around.
Unless they change their fortunes soon, they will find themselves in that desperate situation where each fixture brings you closer and closer to the Championship – a league they are well accustomed to. They did manage to win 2-0 against West Ham at home last season but lost the away game.
Which is exactly what West Ham wants to repeat. They have the quality, the players and the motivation to win this game – after a shameful exit from the Europa League at the hands of Astra Giurgiu and a loss against Guardiola’s Man City.
They need to start gathering points and reminding us why they finished 6th last season – ahead of teams like Liverpool or Chelsea. They will still miss players like Carroll, Ayew or Cresswell, but should have good substitutes for them.
West Ham vs Watford Betting Prediction & Tips
So, our conclusion is fairly simple: West Ham won’t lose this game. We do back them to win, but if you’re looking for a safer bet, go for 1X.
Also, we don’t expect to see a lot of goals – Watford is known to be a defensive team and West Ham won’t score a lot. And last but not least, look for yellow cards – the away team will surely pick up two or three.
West Ham To Win: 1.90 or 10/11