Watford vs Arsenal: Hornets are value to sting Gunners again

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Odds: Watford 17/4, Draw 3/1, Arsenal 3/5

Kick Off: 1730, 14/10/2017

Stadium: Vicarage Road

TV: BT Sport

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What Trueform says for Watford vs Arsenal

Our Trueform ratings show that Watford can compete with Arsenal on their best form and we’re eyeing an upset when these teams meet at Vicarage Road in the Premier League.

Away wins at Southampton and Swansea were gained against the odds and eclipse predictable home victories for Arsene Wenger’s side.

The Hornets can also take heart from beating the Gunners 2-1 at Emirates Stadium back in January, as well as having won there in the FA Cup the season before.

With 17/4 on offer for the hosts, that is big enough to tempt us in for our Watford vs Arsenal betting predictions.

A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds

Watford went into the international break in eighth place, just a point behind Arsenal, and with only one defeat on their card in the top flight this term.

That loss was a big one, with Manchester City hitting the Hornets for six here, but Marco Silva’s side showed plenty of resolve to recover from that drubbing.

Last-gasp goals from Richarlison helped them win 2-1 at Swansea and draw 2-2 at West Brom, highlighting how Silva has added far more spirit to a team which too often wilted under pressure last term.

An opening 3-3 draw with Liverpool showed the Hornets can dig deep when taking on top teams and 13/10 the hosts avoid defeat is another option for our Watford vs Arsenal betting tips.

A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds

Arsenal also battled back bravely from an embarrassing defeat, following up a 4-0 flop at Liverpool by securing six wins and a draw at Chelsea from their next seven games in all competitions.

That run included four straight clean sheets in the Premier League, but home matches against Bournemouth, West Brom and Brighton did give Wenger a helping hand.

The Gunners will face a more ambitious, attack-minded team here and it remains to be seen whether a traditionally flaky defence will be able to cope.

The Hornets even created a couple of good early chances versus Manchester City and 9/5 for the home team to score the first goal takes the eye from the Watford vs Arsenal odds.

Don’t forget that Watford were 2-0 up inside 15 minutes when they last met Arsenal in January!

Robert Pires prediction: Watford 0-2 Arsenal

Additional stats

Last result:

West Brom 2-2 WATFORD – Abdoulaye Doucoure, Richarlison

ARSENAL 2-0 Brighton – Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi

Head-to-head: Arsenal 1-2 Watford, Watford 1-3 Arsenal, Arsenal 4-0 Watford, Arsenal 1-2 Watford, Watford 0-3 Arsenal

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Tony has been a journalist for more than 25 years, with past positions including Press Association betting editor, Teletext Sport betting editor and Sport Newspapers deputy racing editor. A Manchester United and Salford Red Devils supporter, he spends much of his spare time walking his two pet greyhounds.