Watford v Arsenal Betting Tips & Odds – 14/10/17

Watford v Arsenal Betting Tips & Odds – 14/10/17

Watford v Arsenal Betting Tips & Odds

In our Watford v Arsenal betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.

Overview

Marco Silva’s Watford welcome Arsenal to Vicarage Road looking to continue their excellent start to the new Premier League season. The Hornets are currently up in eighth position after seven games under their new boss and they’re looking like a completely different side to the one that finished down in 17th last term. They’ve been beaten just once in the league this year and they’ll be stern opposition for The Gunners. The visitors make the short trip to Hertfordshire up in fifth position and after a shaky start they’ve managed to string together a few decent results. They come into match day eight unbeaten in four Premier League games and a victory here could potentially lift them up into third position ahead of North London rivals Tottenham.

Watford v Arsenal

The early signs for Watford under Marco Silva are incredibly promising

Marco Silva continues to enhance his growing reputation in the Premier League

Last season was a strange one for Watford under Walter Mazzarri, with the club starting strongly and looking in a good position to go on and achieve a solid top half finish. But a shocking run of form during the second half of the campaign saw them plummet down the table, getting dragged into a relegation battle. They ended up finishing just a place above the drop zone which saw the Italian sacked & replaced by Marco Silva, who’s made an enormous impact at the football club. The 40 year-old arrived from Hull City who he joined in January and almost kept them up against all odds, with The Tigers in complete disarray when he arrived at the club.

What he did with the Yorkshire outfit saw clubs queuing up for his signature in the summer and he opted to join Watford, who have a knack for getting through managers at will – but it looks like they have a man for the future now. He’s made some excellent new signings to bolster an already strong squad with the likes of Nathaniel Chalobah, Andre Carrillo, Richarlison and Andre Gray adding a good mix of youth & experience. They’ve all hit the ground running so far, along with their teammates in guiding Watford up to eighth place. They’ve produced some impressive results with their only defeat of the campaign coming against leaders Manchester City, although they did go down 6-0.

Watford v Arsenal

Watford have been beaten just once this season and proved that they can mix it with the divisions top sides when they got a point off Liverpool (3-3) on the opening day

Arsenal are still looking for their first away victory of the campaign

This is a huge season for Arsenal Football Club as they look to put last years disappointment behind them. They missed out on qualification into the Champions League for the first time in over 20 years much to the frustration of the fans who demanded Arsene Wenger’s head – instead the Frenchmen signed a new two year deal with The Gunners. He’s under immense pressure to at least get them back inside the top four this season and in typical Arsenal fashion, it hasn’t been a smooth ride so far. The Gunners have already been beaten twice by Stoke (1-0) and Liverpool (4-0) which put even more strain on Wenger’s relationship with the supporters and it seems like it’s only going to get worse.

On Thursday he admitted in his press conference that Alexis Sanchez & Mesut Ozil could be sold in the January transfer window, despite the fact they’ll be free to speak to other clubs about a potential transfer next summer where they’ll leave for absolutely nothing. Wenger had the chance to sell the pair this summer but he elected not to despite some big money being on the table for Sanchez in particular. But despite all the uncertainty off the pitch, matters on it have improved. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games which includes back-to-back wins over West Brom (2-0) and Brighton (2-0). They can draw a lot of confidence from those two results but this will by no means be an easy game, with The Gunners needing to be at their best to get a result.

With the uncertainty surrounding the futures of Sanchez & Ozil, it’s time for Alexandre Lacazette to come up with the goods and become the main man for Arsenal

Odds

Saturday’s late kick-off comes at Vicarage Road in what is a big game for both Watford and Arsenal. The hosts have made an excellent start to the season under Marco Silva, with them playing some excellent football and getting the results to go alongside it – they’re available at 4/1 with betfair to come out on top here. Arsenal had a shaky start but they’re looking back on form now with them winning their last four in all competitions, they’re priced at 4/6 (betway) to claim another victory here – the draw comes in at 16/5 with SkyBet.

Recommended Bets:

Arsenal to win & BTTS: (Best Priced at 2/1 at betfair) BET HERE

Alexandre Lacazette to score anytime: (Best Priced at 19/20 at Ladbrokes) BET HERE

Highest scoring half – second half: (Best Priced at 1/1 at SkyBet) BET HERE

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