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Watford v Arsenal predictions, betting tips & match preview: Arsenal to extend Vicarage Road win streak

Leigh Copson 11 Oct 2017
  • Watford v Arsenal kicks off at 17:30 BST on Saturday, October 14
  • Get free predictions & betting tips for this Premier League match
Olivier Giroud (credit: MAXIM MALINOVSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Watford v Arsenal predictions for the Premier League game on Saturday, October 14. Will Arsenal win at Vicarage Road for the sixth straight time when they visit Watford for an evening kick-off? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.

Watford v Arsenal Predictions

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Arsenal appear to have got their 2017/18 campaign back on track since that humiliating 4-0 defeat at Liverpool in late August. The Gunners have now gone seven games unbeaten in all competitions, winning six of them and drawing at champions Chelsea, and manager Arsene Wenger will be eager to see his team keep that good run going when they return to action with a short trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford on Saturday evening.

Watford have enjoyed a rather successful first few months of their league campaign and find themselves sat in eighth place as they emerge from the international break. The Hornets have lost only one of their first seven games of the campaign – the recent 6-0 battering at the hands of title favourites Manchester City – but their home form will be of concern to manager Marco Silva, who is yet to see his team win a league match at Vicarage Road. In fact, they have not managed to score a Premier League at their own stadium since the opening-day draw against Liverpool.

Watford may have got the better of Arsenal the last time they met – back in January of this year – but the Gunners have enjoyed good fortune at Vicarage Road in recent seasons. Wenger’s men have won their last five meetings with the Hornets at this stadium and in the form they are in they should make it six-in-a-row on Saturday evening.

However, do not be surprised if Watford end their goal drought by finding the back of the Arsenal net. Laurent Koscielny’s availability is not known at this time and they have now lost Skhodran Mustafi to injury, so Wenger has some serious thinking to do when it comes to his defence. Will he stick with the back three or will he go back to a back four? We will find out on Saturday evening, but just as this defence was starting to look solid it has suffered another major setback and that is something Watford can take advantage of to grab themselves a goal.

That goal will not be enough to earn them any points though, with Alexis Sanchez my pick to play a goal-scoring role for the visiting Gunners. The Chilean forward’s Arsenal future remains one of the hottest topics in English football right now, but the one thing we know about him is that he will leave it all on the pitch, even if he is looking to move on. Sanchez is yet to get on the scoresheet in the Premier League this season, but he has a healthy knack for scoring against the Hornets, especially at Vicarage Road, so I suggest backing the Arsenal forward to open his Premier League goal account here.

Watford v Arsenal Betting Odds

Watford v Arsenal Stats

  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six games, winning five of them and drawing the other
  • Watford are winless in their last two home games in the Premier League
  • Watford have not scored a Premier League goal at Vicarage Road since the opening day of the season
  • Alexis Sanchez has scored in each of his last two games against Watford at Vicarage Road
  • Watford won the last meeting with Arsenal, beating the Gunners 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium in January
  • Arsenal have beaten Watford in each of their last five trips to Vicarage Road

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