West Ham vs Watford Preview, Tips and Odds

Mid-table neighbours West Ham and Watford will lock horns on Saturday in another game of the 18th round of the English Premier League. Standing on 24 points each, the teams are separated only by a goal difference, with West Ham having scored 2 more than their weekend opponents.

West Ham vs Watford Head to Head

In the last 20 games between those sides, the Hammers hold a slight advantage – 8 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats. Goals are not coming easy when the two sides meet with just 3 out of the 10 last games producing over 2,5 goals and only on four occasions both sides scored in the same match. In the last 5 games when West Ham were hosts the balance is equal and stands at 2 wins each and a draw.

West Ham vs Watford Stats

West Ham are on a high recently and are coming into the game on the back of four straight wins. Their record in the last 10 games stands at 5 wins, 2 draws, 3 losses. In the last 5 home games the Londoners have a balance of 3 wins and 2 losses, with plenty of action on show, as all of them ended with at least 4 goals being scored. West Ham scored two goals at least in each of their last four games. Felipe Anderson and Marco Arnautovic are the team’s go-to guys, having scored 6 and 5 goals, while adding 2 assists each.

Watford are coming to the game on the back of last week victory against Cardiff. The Hornets’ record in the ten most recent games is 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. Their defence has been leaking goals, and they were unable to keep a clean sheet in any of the last seven games. The away form is not particularly good with a win, 2 draws and 2 defeats in their last 5 visits, but they have managed to score in 7 out of the last 10 games played away from home. Also 7 times out of their last 10 visits have seen both teams scoring. Roberto Pereyra is on 5 goals for the Hornets, while veteran defender Jose Holebas has also chipped in with 3 goals and 4 assists so far this season.

West Ham vs Watford News

Wilshire, Arnautovic, Fredericks, Yarmolenko, Sanchez, Reid, Lanzini will all miss the game for the Hammers, while only Lucas Perez has a chance to recover on time.

Gray, Prodl, Hughes, Penaranda are the absentees for Watford. Daryl Janmaat is doubtful and will undergo late tests.

West Ham vs Watford Predictions

Both teams to score & over 3,5 goals

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