Kick-off: 1500, 12/05/2019
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Watford may have one eye on next week’s FA Cup final when entertaining West Ham in their last Premier League game of the season at Vicarage Road.
The Hammers have no such distractions and will be focused on finishing off their campaign with a third straight win after beating Tottenham and Southampton.
We reckon 9/4 for United to prevail here is a value bet for our opening Watford vs West Ham prediction.
A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds
Watford’s hopes of finishing seventh ended when they were beaten by Wolves at this venue and they looked like a team with little to play for in last week’s 3-0 defeat at Chelsea.
Javi Gracia insisted the Hornets did not lack effort, but admitted: “We have to play the final, it’s normal for it to be on our minds.”
Gracia gave Nathaniel Chalobah a rare run-out at Stamford Bridge and may well bring in other fringe players for this fixture.
The hosts will give it a go up front, but could be forgiven for taking it easy in the tackling department ahead of the trip to Wembley.
Looking at the Watford vs West Ham odds, we like 4/1 for an away win and both teams to score.
Last Watford line-up: Foster, Mariappa, Cathcart, Kiko, Holebas, Chalobah, Doucoure, Hughes, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Deeney.
Etienne Capoue has shrugged off a groin strain, while Miguel Britos is expected to return from having a wisdom tooth removed. Sebastian Prodl (knee) and Domingos Quina (shoulder) are still on the sidelines.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
West Ham have had an up and down season, but have given themselves a chance to head into the summer with plenty of momentum after edging out Spurs and then brushing aside Southampton 3-0.
Marko Arnautovic scored twice versus the Saints, his first goals since missing out on a January move to China, before Ryan Fredericks put the icing on the cake for Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
“It was nice to finish at home like this,” said Arnautovic. “We trained hard the whole week and the manager kept saying to us that we needed to win this game.
“We knew the fans wanted to see that and we played a great game. We played very well defensively, in midfield and attack.
“We created a lot of chances and 3-0 is nice, but it’s not the end – there’s still one match more to go.”
Pellegrini is a consummate professional and will push his players to stay focused, with the Hammers still able to climb up from 11th to ninth if they win and Leicester lose to Chelsea.
Let’s complete our Watford vs West Ham betting tips by taking 27/4 for the scores to be level at half-time and then United to prevail.
Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Balbuena, Diop, Fredericks, Masuaku, Lanzini, Obiang, Noble, Antonio, Diangana, Arnautovic.
Declan Rice and Felipe Anderson return to the West Ham squad having missed last weekend’s win through illness. Andy Carroll, Andriy Yarmolenko and Winston Reid are still injured.
Chelsea 3-0 WATFORD
WEST HAM 3-0 Southampton – Marko Arnautovic (2), Ryan Fredericks
Head-to-head: West Ham 0-2 Watford, West Ham 2-0 Watford, Watford 2-0 West Ham, Watford 1-1 West Ham, West Ham 2-4 Watford
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