Odds: Watford 5/1, Draw 3/1, Chelsea 57/100
Kick Off: 2000, 05/02/2018
Stadium: Vicarage Road
TV: Sky Sports
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Chelsea’s bizarre collapse against Bournemouth in midweek makes them hard to trust at short odds when visiting Watford in the Premier League on Monday night.
The Hornets have been going through a rocky patch themselves, but Wednesday’s draw at Stoke was a better effort and they have only lost one of their last four games at Vicarage Road.
A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds
Javi Gracia’s opening Premier League game in charge of Watford saw them keep a clean sheet for the first time in 12 top-flight fixtures in a goalless stalemate at Stoke.
“We got a point but the most important thing is the way we got it,” said the 47-year-old. “We played with more intensity and had a very good attitude, especially in the first half.
“To keep a clean sheet is the way to grow up. You can score two or three goals, but to keep a clean sheet, it is better to grow this way, that is important.”
Bringing in energetic midfielder Didier Ndong on loan from Sunderland until the end of the season was a solid deadline-day move, adding to the capture of Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona for the same period.
Deulofeu enjoyed a lively debut versus the Potters and his improved service from the right wing makes 13/4 for Richarlison to score at any time appeal from the Watford vs Chelsea odds.
The Brazilian youngster has gone 15 games without a goal but can hopefully now get back to his sparkling early-season form!
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea’s eight-match unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an abrupt halt when they were crushed 3-0 by Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte’s toothless side were picked apart in 16 staggering second-half minutes as Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and former Blues defender Nathan Ake all netted.
The pressure is now on Olivier Giroud to make an instant impact, with the France forward coming in from Arsenal to replace Borussia Dortmund-bound Michy Batshuayi.
Paying out £18million to land a 31-year-old on an 18-month deal is all about immediate returns and 7/2 for Giroud to open the scoring is worth a saver in our Watford vs Chelsea betting tips.
“The most important thing was talking with the coach,” said Giroud of his switch. “I felt like he really wanted me and he really wanted to work with me.
“I wanted to sign for Chelsea and nowhere else. I really wanted to play more. I wanted to stay in the Premier League, and Chelsea for me is perfect because I can even stay in London.”
The last two games between these teams have produced 13 goals, so he should get an early chance to shine.
Stoke 0-0 WATFORD
Chelsea 0-3 BOURNEMOUTH
Head-to-head: Chelsea 4-2 Watford, Chelsea 4-3 Watford, Watford 1-2 Chelsea, Watford 0-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-2 Watford
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