Arsenal vs. Watford
PICK: Betsensation @ ARS (119)
DATE: April 15, 2019 - 3:00 PM
STAR RATING: 8.0
SPORT: Premier League
EXPERT: Soccer Authority
EVALUATION: Win (952)
We're playing Arsenal to win - 8* play
- Watford have lost 9 of their last 10 matches with Top 6 opponents scoring just 7 and conceding 23. With 0.3 points per game against the Top 6 only Cardiff, Fulham, Huddersfield, and Brighton are worse.
- Their last 9 matches with Top 6 sides has seen them concede 2+ goals in every game (average 2.5 per game)
- Despite challenging for a 7th placed finish, Watford’s attack has been poor in the league, so far this season they rank 14th for Chance creation with 39.54 xG generated so far. This is almost on a par with teams like Burnley, Fulham and Newcastle.
- Javi Gracia (Watford) has gone head to head to Unai Emery (Arsenal) 7 times in his career and lost 6
Verdict: In terms of motivation Watford have little to play for, they already secured Europa League football for next season after making the FA Cup final and will finish mid-table regardless. A win for Arsenal puts them back in 4th place.