Arsenal vs Watford Predictions and Betting Tips

14:00, 07 nov 2021
Arsenal vs Watford predictions for Sunday’s Premier League contest at The Emirates Stadium. The Gunners put their seven-match unbeaten streak on the line when Watford visit North London this weekend. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

Arsenal vs Watford Key Stats:

  • Arsenal have won five and drawn two of their last seven Premier League matches.
  • Watford have lost three of their last four Premier League assignments.
  • Arsenal have scored at least twice in four of their last five league fixtures.
  • Only three clubs have conceded more goals than Watford this season.

Arsenal finally clicking under Arteta

Arsenal have stumbled upon a winning formula under Mikel Arteta and the Gunners’ 2-0 win over Leicester last weekend pushed their unbeaten run to an impressive nine matches in all competitions.

Keeper Aaron Ramsdale had an integral role in Arsenal’s victory over the Foxes at the King Power Stadium, pulling off a string of fine stops including a save of the season contender from a James Maddison free-kick, though the in-form number one probably won’t be quite so busy next time out.

At The Emirates Stadium, Arsenal have thrilled their fickle supporters with a run of five wins in six assignments and a clash with struggling Watford on Sunday represents another chance to post a positive result in North London.

Watford blowing hot and cold

We’re already three games into Claudio Ranieri’s tenure at Watford and if results so far are any indicator, it looks as though the Italian might struggle to find a way to shake off the Hornets’ inconsistency.

Fresh from a rampant 5-2 triumph over Everton at Goodison Park on October 23, Watford regressed to relegation standard football once again when they fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton last week.

Indeed, all but one of Watford’s three wins this term came on the road, though their chances of enhancing that away record this weekend against in-form Arsenal feel slim.

Arsenal vs Watford Predictions

Arsenal are playing with a huge amount of confidence at present and as huge favourites to triumph again this weekend, there is little value in the match result markets.

However, if you couple an Arsenal win with over 2.0 goals to be scored at The Emirates, you can grab a much more palatable price of 1.6. The Gunners have scored at least twice in four of their last four league matches and on Sunday their red-hot frontline comes up against the Premier League’s fourth-worst defence.

Backing Arsenal to hold a half time lead at 1.91 could also be a price worth pursuing this weekend. The Gunners were ahead at the break in five of their last seven league games and we expect them to go full throttle from the first whistle again when a substandard Watford outfit visit.

Arsenal vs Watford team news

Arsenal team news

Granit Xhaka remains a long-term absentee for Arsenal, while left-back Kieran Tierney is also rated as doubtful. Martin Odegaard and Nicolas Pepe are pushing to start, though Mikel Arteta could choose to keep the same XI that won at Leicester last weekend.

Watford team news

Christian Kabasele, Franciso Sierralta and Peter Etebo are all out for Watford this weekend, while Kiko Femenia is considered a doubt. Experienced fullback Danny Rose is available again and could slot in on the left side of the Hornets’ defence.

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