West Ham vs Watford prediction, Premier League, football

West Ham vs Watford: Hammers can shade lively contest

Kick-off: 2000, 17/07/2020

Stadium: London Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

West Ham and Watford should both head into Friday night’s clash in good spirits after recently boosting their Premier League survival hopes.

The Hammers are coming off a big 4-0 win at Norwich, while the Hornets have enjoyed successive 2-1 home victories over the Canaries and Newcastle.

Even though neither team is safe yet, we’re now expecting an entertaining encounter at London Stadium, so Evens for over 2.5 goals is our first West Ham vs Watford prediction.

West Ham vs Watford prediction, Premier League, football

A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds

Michail Antonio produced a memorable performance for West Ham at Carrow Road, scoring all four of his side’s goals in that vital victory.

Antonio has starred in a central role since the competition’s restart, also netting in a 3-2 home win over Chelsea and a 2-2 draw at Newcastle.

David Moyes said of the 30-year-old: “He’s been excellent because we have been without Seb Haller so we have been really limited in our options.

“I think Michail is developing with it, he’s getting better at it…not many people score four goals in a Premier League match.

“I think if you asked him, he is probably enjoying it because he is getting goals, which is always good.

“For what he has got, his power and pace, I think he is a big help to us and while we have not had Seb he has done a great job.”

Antonio gave us an 11/2 pay-out by breaking the deadlock at Norwich and we see no reason not to play up those winnings.

Looking at the West Ham vs Watford odds, the stats say 83/100 for United to open the scoring is a great bet, so 4/1 for Antonio to get that goal is also fair value.

Last West Ham line-up: Fabianski, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Noble, Fornals, Soucek, Antonio, Rice, Bowen.

West Ham vs Watford prediction, Premier League, football

A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds

Watford looked in deep relegation trouble after suffering a trio of defeats but have rallied really well over the past couple of games.

The Hornets came from behind against both Norwich and Newcastle, albeit with the aid of two penalties versus the Magpies.

Captain Troy Deeney converted each of those spot-kicks and beamed on the club website: “We’ve turned a corner and it’s in our own hands, so we’re relishing that.

“We want to keep grinding away and getting better and hopefully that will lead into a better next season.

“I think you can see the change, I think you can see the desire, and that’s what everyone ultimately wants from their football team.”

Watford have shown enough to suggest they will again have their moments at London Stadium, but it’s also worth remembering that West Ham have won their last two head-to-head meetings 4-1 and 3-1.

Let’s finish off our West Ham vs Watford betting tips by taking 7/2 for United to prevail and both teams to score again.

Last Watford line-up: Foster, Dawson, Masina, Kiko, Kabasele, Doucoure, Hughes, Capoue, Deeney, Welbeck, Sarr.

West Ham vs Watford prediction, Premier League, football

Additional stats

Last result:

Norwich 0-4 WEST HAM – Michail Antonio (4)

WATFORD 2-1 Newcastle – Troy Deeney (2)

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

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