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Watford – Arsenal Predictions and Tips For Today

Watford - Arsenal PredictionsFree Daily Soccer Betting Tips for Today, Match 6, 2022.
Kick-off: 15:00 (GMT+1)
ENGLAND: Premier League – Round 28
EVENT: Watford – Arsenal
TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.33@1xbet | Result: Pending

Watford – Arsenal Preview

  • There has certainly been an improvement in relegation-threatened Watford’s performances since the appointment of Roy Hodgson, as three clean sheets across their last six games (W1, D2, L3) is the same amount as they had recorded across 38 Premier League (PL) outings prior! Each of those clean sheets were in away games though, and with nine goals conceded across their last three home clashes, Watford need to quickly discover some defensive resolve at home.
  • Improving on that clean sheet ratio here could be a tough ask for the ‘Hornets’ as they are the only PL side yet to keep one at home. They subsequently own the division’s worst home record (seven points) after losing seven straight matches at Vicarage Road and conceding first in a joint-league high ten PL home games (D1, L9). Beating Arsenal just once in seven all-time PL home H2Hs (D1, L5), a turnaround in home form seems unlikely in this game, especially considering Hodgson has won just three of his last 20 personal H2H clashes with Arsenal (D7, L10).
  • The ‘Gunners’ have probably been helped by the lack of European football in recent weeks, as a current four-game unbeaten run of PL games (W3, D1) has kept them gunning for a first top-four finish since 2015/16. Games have been tight though, with each of their three recent wins coming by a single-goal margin, perhaps highlighting their lack of firepower.
  • Arsenal’s positive form also includes three straight away league wins, with an impressive 195-minute run without conceding a goal. While Arsenal were knocked out of both domestic cup competitions in the midst of that league run, they should be confident after beating the other two bottom-three sides (ahead of the round) ‘to nil’ in away league clashes this season.
  • Players to watch: Currently on nine PL goals for the campaign, Emmanuel Dennis has scored in each of Watford’s five league victories, including the opener in three. Also on nine goals is Arsenal’s Emile Smith-Rowe and one more would see him become the first Arsenal player aged below 21 to hit 10+ PL goals in one season since Nicolas Anelka in 1998/99!
  • Hot stat: Arsenal have scored first in 14 of the 15 PL H2Hs (W12, D1, L2).