Prediction and odds for the game: West Ham (27/20) v Watford (12/5)
We are backing the home win
When: Friday, 17th July 2020, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The London Stadium
On Saturday night, West Ham host Watford at the London Stadium, in a game that could prove pivotal in the Premier League fight for survival.
The Hammers have enjoyed mixed fortunes of late in the Premier League. David Moyes team has won just two of their previous seven matches in the English top-flight, although two of those wins have been in their last four league games. Last time out, the team from the capital recorded a 4-0 win at Norwich to consign the Canaries to the Championship for next season.
The win means that West Ham are three points above the relegation zone, with just three rounds of league games remaining. A victory in this clash would surely seal their place in the English top-flight for next season.
The Hammers have struggled for victories on home soil of late in the Premier League, as they have claimed wins in just two of their last eight home games in the top-flight. They have also failed to keep a clean sheet in any of those eight matches.
West Ham have enjoyed the better of recent meetings with the Hornets, having won three of the last four games against the team from Hertfordshire.
The Hornets are only behind the hosts because they have inferior goal difference. Like West Ham, a victory in this clash would go along way to securing the visitor’s place in the English top-flight for next season.
Watford have bounced by from three straight league defeats to record consecutive top-flight 2-1 wins over Norwich and Newcastle. In fact, the two wins ended a five-game winless run in the Premier League. Their recent league matches have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in their previous four league outings.
To say that Watford have been travel sick of late would be an understatement. The visitors have won just once in their 12 away games in the English top-flight. They are currently on a run of seven away games without a win in the Premier League.
The visitors have struggled for goals away from home of late in the English top-flight. Nigel Pearson’s team have failed to score in four league matches on their travels.
This is a massive game for both teams in the fight for survival. They will be in good spirits from their previous games. However, we are backing the home side to come out on top. We also think there could be goals in this clash. Therefore, we are backing the over 2.5 goals scored too.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 27/20 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365)
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