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Watford vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

This article provides betting tips information for Watford vs Arsenal in Premier League on Sunday 6 March 2022.
Watford vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds
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Hernandez, Cucho
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Nketiah, Edward
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Odegaard, Martin
Holding, Rob
Cleverley, Tom
Kalu, Samuel
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Lacazette, Alexandre
Nketiah, Edward
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Martinelli, Gabriel
Pepe, Nicolas
Louza, Imran
Kayembe, Edo
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Soares, Cedric
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Saka, Bukayo
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Arsenal are unbeaten in six meetings with Watford, winning five of these. Overall, the Hornets have won just three of their last 17 meetings with the Gunners, recording just one home victory over them since 1987. Arsenal have never failed to score in a Premier League match against Watford.

Under 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Both teams to score NO is 3/4.

Arsenal to win and both teams to score NO is 7/5.

Emile Smith Rowe has scored ten goals in all competitions this season. He is 7/1 to break the deadlock and 12/5 to add to his impressive tally.

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Watford vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Brentford at Emirates Stadium on February 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal are back in action, hoping to continue their push for Champions League football.

The Gunners only played three times in February but, having won all three, are in good shape for a rather busier end to the campaign.

Last time out, ten days ago, Mikel Arteta’s side beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 at home, despite falling behind just ten minutes in.

Nicolas Pépé came off the bench and changed the game, equalising ten minutes from time before, in the 95th minute, Alexandre Lacazette forced in a winner.

That made it three straight victories for the Gunners, following an away win over Wolves and a home victory against Brentford.

So, in the table, Arsenal are sixth, just two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with three games in hand.

Given that they still have to play Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs and Man United, they can’t afford to drop points in matches like this one.

The good news is that Arsenal have found the net in all 15 Premier League games against Watford, only boasting a better 100% record against West Bromwich Albion.

This is the challenge facing Roy Hodgson’s team but, since the 74 year old’s appointment, he has tightened up the defence, keeping three clean sheets in six games.

This is as many as Watford had managed in their previous 38 top-flight encounters that had been overseen by four different managers.

On the flip side, the Hornets have only scored twice under Hodgson, accumulating five points, thanks largely to a 1-0 victory at Villa Park.

Then, last weekend, this new-found defensive resilience earned them a goalless draw at Old Trafford, despite the host’s xG figure of 2.53.

Nevertheless, the Golden Boys remain 19th, three points below Everton and safety.

Who will claim three priceless points at Vicarage Road?

Watford team news

Watford vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis celebrates scoring their side’s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road, Watford. Picture date: Tuesday December 28, 2021. (Photo by Nigel French/PA Images via Getty Images)

In recent games, it’s been classic Roy Hodgson football; 4-4-2 and all about shape and hard-work.

Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis, obviously, is their main goal threat having scored nine times so far, including in all five of Watford’s victories.

Ismaïla Sarr did start last weekend but is now injured again so Dennis is likely to be joined up top by Josh King and João Pedro.

In defence, Samir and Hassane Kamara, who signed under Claudio Ranieri in January, could prove to be key editions if Watford survive.

Goalkeeper Ben Foster has faced Arsenal 20 times in his career, losing 15 of these, conceding 35 times and keeping zero clean sheets.

The next most occasions he’s faced an opponent without ever keeping a shutout is Bolton Wanderers (8).

Arsenal team news

Watford vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions and odds

Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after his shot deflects off Jose Sa for Arsenal’s late winning goal during the Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 24, 2022. – Arsenal won the game 2-1. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Given Arsenal’s very small squad, Mikel Arteta doesn’t have too many options.

Takehiro Tomiyasu hasn’t featured since 20 January against Liverpool and, if he’s still not fit, Cédric will continue at right-back.

Emile Smith Rowe missed the home win over Wolves due to illness but is back for this one, possibly displacing Gabriel Martinelli.

He needs just one more goal this season to become only the second under-21 Arsenal player to hit double figures in a single Premier League campaign.

The other was Nicolas Anelka in 1998/99, who joined Real Madrid for a whopping €25 million that summer.

These days, the Gunners have a less free-scoring French striker in Alexandre Lacazette who’s only netted three times all season.

Nicolas Pépé’s game-changing cameo against Wolves is unlikely to earn him a start, but he’s certainly higher up the substitutes pecking order.

Watford FC vs Arsenal FC form
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Chelsea FC vs Watford FC - 2:1
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Watford FC vs Leicester City - 1:5
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Watford FC vs Everton FC - 0:0
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Crystal Palace vs Watford FC - 1:0
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Watford FC vs Burnley FC - 1:2
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Arsenal FC vs Everton FC - 5:1
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Newcastle United vs Arsenal FC - 2:0
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal FC - 3:0
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Arsenal FC vs Leeds United - 2:1
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West Ham United vs Arsenal FC - 1:2
Last 5 games for Watford FC
May 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Chelsea FC 2  - 1 Watford FC
May 15, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 1  - 5 Leicester City
May 11, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 0  - 0 Everton FC
May 7, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Crystal Palace 1  - 0 Watford FC
April 30, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 1  - 2 Burnley FC
Last 5 games for Arsenal FC
May 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 5  - 1 Everton FC
May 16, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Newcastle United 2  - 0 Arsenal FC
May 12, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Tottenham Hotspur 3  - 0 Arsenal FC
May 8, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 2  - 1 Leeds United
May 1, 2022 Premier League 21/22 West Ham United 1  - 2 Arsenal FC
Watford FC vs Arsenal FC Premier League 21/22 form
Watford FC Arsenal FC
38 Matches played 38
6 Matches won 22
335 Goal attempts 531
123 Shots on goal 193
146 Shots off goal 187
161 Corner kicks 208
41% Average ball possession 53%
66 Shots blocked 151
63 Cards given 67
408 Free kicks 430
54 Offsides 65
4 Shots on post 5
4 Shots on bar 3
25 Goals by foot 53
8 Goals by head 8
34 Goals scored 61
77 Goals conceded 48
Watford FC vs Arsenal FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Watford FC Arsenal FC
17 Matches 17
8 Home Matches 9
9 Away Matches 8
16 Total Goals 37
0.94 Average Goals Scored 2.18
3 Wins 13
13 Losses 3
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Watford FC and Arsenal FC
March 6, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Watford FC 2  - 3 Arsenal FC
November 7, 2021 Premier League 21/22 Arsenal FC 1  - 0 Watford FC
July 26, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Arsenal FC 3  - 2 Watford FC
September 15, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Watford FC 2  - 2 Arsenal FC
April 15, 2019 Premier League 18/19 Watford FC 0  - 1 Arsenal FC

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Premier League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Leeds United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 West Ham United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Everton FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Southampton FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Chelsea FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Arsenal FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Newcastle United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Fulham FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Nottingham Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Brentford FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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What time is kick off between Watford FC vs Arsenal FC?

14:00, Sunday 06 March 2022

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