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Brentford vs Watford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

This article provides a preview, prediction and betting tips for Brentford vs Watford in the Premier League on December 10, 2021.
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Brentford vs Watford betting tips

This article covers Brentford vs Watford betting tips and predictions. These are the betting odds:

o – Brentford win 2/1 favourites

o – Draw 3.5/1

o – Watford win 3.75/1

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Brentford vs Watford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WHICHFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nike Premier League Strike Football photographed on April 23, 2020 in Whichford, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. No Premier League matches have been played since March 9th due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by VISIONHAUS)

Brentford vs Watford: Match details

Match: Brentford  vs Watford

Competition: Premier League

Date: December 10, 2021

Kick-off time: 8:00 pm, December 10, 2021 (UK time)

Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium

Brentford vs Watford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 16: Pontus Jansson of Brentford has his shot saved by Edouard Mendy of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Brentford and Chelsea at Brentford Community Stadium on October 16, 2021 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Betting prediction: Brentford 2 – 0 Watford

Brentford welcomes Watford to the Brentford Community Stadium in London on Friday for this Premier League match.

The Hornets have the upper hand in the head-to-head in the modern era, with 2 wins to Brentford’s 1, from their 4 encounters since 2014, all of which took place in the second tier of English football.

This will actually be the first meeting of the clubs in the top-flight of English football. All previous meetings dating back to 1921 took place in lower divisions, starting in Division Three South. The overall record in all competitions is 26 Watford wins to Brentford’s 21.

It will also be the first time these two managers have faced each other and the first time Claudio Ranieri has managed a side against Brentford in English football.

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Brentford vs Watford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WATFORD, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 20: Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United battles for possession with Joshua King of Watford FC during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on November 20, 2021 in Watford, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Brentford vs Watford: Recommended bets

The corresponding fixture between these sides in the Championship last season finished in a 2-0 win for Brentford. 101 Great Goals’ prediction for this match is Brentford 2 – 0 Watford once again and is available at odds of 11/1.

1-1 draw. The previous match to the above finished 1-1 at Watford. Odds of 7/1 are available if you see this match finishing with the same result.

1-2 Watford win. Watford have won 3 of the last 5 matches in this head-to-head by a 2-1 scoreline including 2 of their last 3 visits to Brentford. You can back them at 13/1 for the same scoreline here on Friday.

Under 2.5 goals. Both matches last season in this head-to-head finished as low-scoring games in the Championship with under 2.5 goals. You can back another low scoring game here on Friday with odds of 1.9/1 for under 2.5 goals.

Yoane Wissa Goalscorer. With Ivan Toney (below) out, Yoane Wissa is expected to lead the line here for the Bees. He has scored in his only 2 starts this season; both in the League Cup. He also has 2 goals in just 98 minutes of Premier League football, scoring in 2 of his 7 cameo appearances. The 25-year-old is the 6.5/1 favourite to score the game’s opener on Friday. Or 2.75/1 to bag a goal at any time in his first Premier League start during the game against Watford.

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Brentford vs Watford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Ivan Toney of Brentford applauds during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brentford at Riverside Stadium on February 06, 2021 in Middlesbrough, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Brentford vs Watford: What are the betting odds?

The Bees won in May when they last faced each other and are 2/1 to take all 3 points from Watford on Friday.

Whereas, the Hornets are 3.75/1 to pick up a 3rd away win in 4 visits to Brentford.

Odds of 3.5/1 are available if you see Brentford and Watford cancelling each other out on Friday as they did almost a year ago to this day at Vicarage Road.

Brentford vs Watford – recent form and head to head statistics

Brentford FC vs Watford FC form
Brentford FC vs Manchester United - 1:3
Liverpool FC vs Brentford FC - 3:0
Southampton FC vs Brentford FC - 4:1
Port Vale vs Brentford FC - 1:4
Brentford FC vs Aston Villa - 2:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
Watford FC vs Norwich City - 0:3
Newcastle United vs Watford FC - 1:1
Leicester City vs Watford FC - 4:1
Watford FC vs Tottenham Hotspur - 0:1
Watford FC vs West Ham United - 1:4
Last 5 games for Brentford FC
January 19, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Brentford FC 1  - 3 Manchester United
January 16, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Liverpool FC 3  - 0 Brentford FC
January 11, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Southampton FC 4  - 1 Brentford FC
January 8, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Port Vale 1  - 4 Brentford FC
January 2, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Brentford FC 2  - 1 Aston Villa
Last 5 games for Watford FC
January 21, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 0  - 3 Norwich City
January 18, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Burnley FC 0  - 0 Watford FC
January 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Newcastle United 1  - 1 Watford FC
January 8, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Leicester City 4  - 1 Watford FC
January 1, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 0  - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Brentford FC vs Watford FC Premier League 21/22 form
Brentford FC Watford FC
22 Matches played 20
6 Matches won 4
189 Goal attempts 192
82 Shots on goal 76
68 Shots off goal 78
84 Corner kicks 87
46% Average ball possession 42%
39 Shots blocked 38
40 Cards given 39
273 Free kicks 223
38 Offsides 27
1 Shots on post 1
4 Shots on bar 0
19 Goals by foot 18
5 Goals by head 5
25 Goals scored 23
36 Goals conceded 40
Brentford FC vs Watford FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Brentford FC Watford FC
7 Matches 7
5 Home Matches 2
2 Away Matches 5
8 Total Goals 8
1.14 Average Goals Scored 1.14
2 Wins 3
3 Losses 2
2 Draws 2
Last 5 games & match results between Brentford FC and Watford FC
December 10, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Brentford FC 2  - 1 Watford FC
May 1, 2021 Championship 20/21 Brentford FC 2  - 0 Watford FC
December 15, 2020 Championship 20/21 Watford FC 1  - 1 Brentford FC
July 28, 2018 Club Friendly Games 2018 Brentford FC 1  - 2 Watford FC
February 10, 2015 Championship 14/15 Brentford FC 1  - 2 Watford FC

Brentford vs Watford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

WATFORD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: Roberto Pereyra of Watford holds off David Perkins of Tranmere Rovers during the FA Cup Third Round match between Watford FC and Tranmere Rovers at Vicarage Road on January 04, 2020 in Watford, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Brentford vs Watford: Match preview

Those who have been following our previews for Brentford this season will have read about how their entire back-office focus is on underlying performance metrics rather than results. The belief that in a sport with so few scoring events – usually 0-3 goals per game – results can be very variance heavy. However, underlying performance metrics will tell you how many points your performances should be netting you over a bigger sample.

A dodgy penalty decision either way. A goalkeeper dropping a ball after getting bumped being called a foul or not. A red card for a bad tackle being given or not. We have seen games being decided by single events like these in just the last round of matches. Hence why results can be quite random and noisy at times. Why it is harder to predict the outcome of 1 game than how many points a team will roughly have at the end of the season. Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City may have all lost to West Ham but will likely all finish above them in the table.

So, it will be very concerning for Brentford right now that their underlying metrics are starting to tank as we head into a very busy part of the season.

Over the first 9 games this season, the Bees bettered their opponent’s expected goals in all games but one; West Ham away. That match came in at 1.37 to 1.30xG in the Hammers’ favour but Yoane Wissa’s injury-time goal gave Brentford the smash & grab 3 points.

Since then, the only match they really came out on top in in terms of xG was the Norwich match. In that match, 3 missed big chances from 4 yards out allowed Norwich to hold onto the lead they took inside the opening 30 minutes.

Brentford’s form over those opening 9 games this season was 1.33 points-per-game; equating to a 51-point season if extrapolated over 38 games. A run of games that included Chelsea, Leicester, Liverpool, West Ham and Arsenal.

Over the last 6 matches, they have mostly faced teams that will be battling against relegation. Worryingly, the Londoners have been handing over points to sides they will need to finish above this season to make sure Premier League football isn’t a one-year thing.

They have picked up just 5 points from those 6 games; a points-per-game rate of 0.83 which would see them finish the season with just 32 points over a 38-game season. Relegation form.

Their declining xG will be the biggest concern for Thomas Frank and now that Ivan Toney is out with Covid-19, the two problems combined could prove a major obstacle for goals in this match. It was Toney after all that got on the scoresheet in both games against Watford last season.

Watford have their own list of absentees to contend with and are likewise in a bad run of form at the moment. This match could prove the perfect springboard for either of them to halt the current run of bad results.

Brentford vs Watford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: Bryan Mbeumo of Brentford reacts during the Premier League match between Brentford and Leicester City at Brentford Community Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Brentford team news vs Watford

Ivan Toney remains ruled out due to the Coronavirus. The forward missed the match against Leeds and is likely to also miss the midweek match against Manchester United.

Sergi Canos will miss this match due to suspension, having accumulated 5 yellow cards. This will likely see Mads Roerslev play on Brentford’s right flank with Yoane Wissa in the attack.

Kristoffer Ajer is ruled out for up to a month with a hamstring injury, effectively ruling the player out of the Christmas period of games.

David Raya remains out until at least March 2022 due to an injury to the PCL in his left knee. Álvaro Fernández will continue in goal in his absence.

Zanka has missed the last 4 games with a muscular problem and is being assessed week to week on his fitness. He remains unavailable for the Bees here.

Joshua Dasilva and Julian Jeanvier are also out with hip and knee injuries respectively that have seen them miss out on Brentford’s season so far.

Brentford vs Watford betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 12: Ismaïla Sarr of Watford during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Watford FC at Vitality Stadium on January 12, 2020 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Watford team news vs Brentford

Ben Foster has missed the last 3 games with a groin strain. A scan has revealed that he will likely be out of action until the new year.

Nicolas N’Koulou is in a near-identical situation with the thigh injury that caused him to miss the last 3 games.

Ismaila Sarr (above) has also missed the last 3 games with a knee ligament injury. He is out until the end of this month at least, at which time he will have another scan to assess the situation.

Adam Masina was withdrawn just 12 minutes into the 1-2 defeat against Chelsea with a thigh injury. An MRI will determine the extent of the injury but he certainly misses out here.

Peter Etebo remains on the long-term injury list having torn a quad muscle towards the end of the Newcastle game. He has had surgery to repair the damage and is expected to be out until around March 2022.

Kwadwo Baah is now also out due to a fractured ankle in training.

Francisco Sierralta has been working hard in the gym following a minor hamstring injury. This match likely comes too soon for him with the midweek matches a more realistic target for a potential return to play.

Ken Sema is nearing a return to action after an MCL injury sustained in training saw him miss the Hornets’ last 5 league games. He is back in full training with the squad and in contention for a place on the bench here.

Predicted Brentford line-up vs Watford

Brentford's predicted XI to face Watford.

Brentford’s predicted XI to face Watford.

Predicted Watford line-up vs Brentford

Watford's predicted XI to face Brentford.

Watford’s predicted XI to face Brentford.

Brentford vs Watford – Official videos

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The Premier League table as it stands:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Manchester City 22 18 2 2 54 13 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 13 6 2 55 18 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 12 8 3 46 18 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 4 7 41 30 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 11 3 5 26 22 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 11 2 7 33 25 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 10 5 6 35 30 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 9 4 7 17 15 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 6 11 4 22 22 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 7 4 8 33 36 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 5 9 7 30 31 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 5 9 7 25 33 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 7 2 11 27 32 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 6 5 11 25 36 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 5 7 8 24 39 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 5 4 10 24 34 -10 19
17 Norwich City 22 4 4 14 13 45 -32 16
18 Watford FC 20 4 2 14 23 40 -17 14
19 Newcastle United 20 1 9 10 20 43 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 1 8 8 16 27 -11 11
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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

Brentford vs Watford live streaming & betting tips FAQs

What time is kick off between Brentford vs Watford?

8:00 pm on Friday Dec 10, 2021 (UK Time)

What are the betting odds for Brentford vs Watford?

Brentford win 2/1 | Watford win 3.75/1 | Draw 3.5/1

What is the 101 Great Goals prediction for Brentford vs Watford?

101 Great Goals predicts: Brentford 2 – 0 Watford

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