Arsenal vs Watford – 101 Great Goals prediction: Arsenal 2-1 WatfordArsenal to beat Watford 2-1 is 7/1 with Paddy Power
The Gunners’ midweek win could be enough to rejuvenate a recently lacklustre Arsenal side.
Petr Cech’s long wait for his 200th Premier League clean sheet could be set to continue, however. Arsenal have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 11 league matches, and have lost five of their previous seven.
Arsenal vs Watford: Who will win? Who will score first?
Arsenal are heavy 4/9 favourites to beat Watford.
Watford offer amazing value at 11/2 for the away win. The draw is 7/2.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 7/2 to score first.
Troy Deeney is 5/2 to score anytime vs the Gunners.Claim a £20 free bet on Arsenal vs Watford with Paddy Power.
Arsenal vs Watford: Premier League preview
Arsenal host Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
With hopes of a top four finish all but gone, Arsenal’s focus for the season as turned to the Europa League.
Contrary to their recent form, Arsenal were brilliant in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 16 tie at the San Siro on Thursday night.
Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey handed the Gunners a surprise 2-0 away win.
Last weekend Arsenal suffered a third consecutive league defeat, losing 2-1 at Brighton.
Having not played in midweek, Watford will be the fresher of the two sides. Javi Garcia’s side beat West Brom 1-0 last weekend thanks to Troy Deeney’s second-half goal.
Watford have a decent away record this season, although they’ve failed to win any of their last seven matches on the road – scoring just two goals in that period. Arsene Wenger’s side have lost their last three matches at the Emirates Stadium in all competitions.
Watford were 2-1 winners in October’s reverse fixture at Vicarage Road. Per Mertesacker opened the scoring for the Gunners before Watford turned things around through captain Troy Deeney and a stoppage-time winner from Tom Cleverley.
Deeney said after the match, somewhat controversially, that Arsenal lacked ‘cojones’, something the Gunners players will be sure to remember on Sunday.Claim a £30 free bet on Arsenal vs Watford with Betway
Arsenal team news vs Watford
Hector Bellerin remains sidelined with a knee injury. Callum Chambers came off with cramp on Thursday night but is expected to be available on Sunday.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who impressed with a brief cameo in Milan, is likely to start at left-back as Sead Kolasinac is struggling to shake off an ankle injury.
Nacho Monreal could return for the second leg.
Alexandre Lacazette returned to training on Friday but will only realistically be available after the international break.
Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee.
Watford team news vs Arsenal
Watford could be without as many as 11 first team players.
Jose Holebas, however, has recovered from an ankle injury picked up late on vs West Brom.
Kiko Femenia could also return from illness, while Craig Cathcart has returned to training.
Tom Cleverley is likely to miss out due to a recent hamstring problem.
Gerard Deulofeu, Younès Kaboul, Nathaniel Chalobah, Tommie Hoban and Molla Wagué remain absent.Claim a £100 free bet on Arsenal vs Watford with Royal Panda
Arsenal predicted line-up vs Watford
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