Watford Host Arsenal In All-London Clash At Vicarage Road
The international break has come to an end, with the next set of international fixtures taking place next month. In the meantime, we’ve got some domestic football to get into as the Premier League returns to our lives. All twenty sides have a great chance at improving their fortunes at such an early point of the season, but in a few games time, we’ll have a pretty good idea as to what we can expect. Today, we’re going to be taking a look at a really fascinating Sunday afternoon showdown that will be contested between London rivals Watford and Arsenal.
Watford’s managerial change was certainly deserved after they began the season with three consecutive losses. They were well beaten by Brighton & Hove Albion before suffering a narrow loss at the hands of Everton, and then against West Ham, they were put to the sword in the kind of game you’d expect them to do better in. They beat Coventry 3-0 in the Carabao Cup but they couldn’t keep that form up, drawing 1-1 against Newcastle. In terms of team news Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart are out, with Capoue being a doubt. Welbeck is set to make some kind of appearance against his former club.
Arsenal kicked off their Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win over Newcastle United, before edging out a nice 2-1 win over Burnley. They were them beaten fairly comfortably against Liverpool, but they did push back against the European champions at times. They came from 2-0 down in the North London derby to draw 2-2, which should give them some hope heading into the rest of the season. Hector Bellerin, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Kieran Tierney will all be missing out for Arsenal, with Aubameyang leading the line as Alexandre Lacazette continues to be a big absence for the Gunners through injury.
Watford vs Arsenal Betting Prediction
Watford have certainly struggled to begin the new Premier League campaign, but it just feels like this could be their moment to shine – especially after bringing in a new manager. We can see them pushing Arsenal all the way and even taking the lead, only for the Gunners to peg them back. Either way it should be a fascinating game to watch with both sides having some intriguing attacking stars, and one thing is for sure (or almost certain), we’re going to see some goals at Vicarage Road as Emery attempts to improve Arsenal’s fortunes away from home.