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Arsenal vs Watford Match Preview
After an exceptional and morale boosting win in the Europa League against AC Milan, Arsenal will hope to rub some of that confidence off on their Premier League form. Next up for them is a home fixture against Watford and this Arsenal vs Watford fixture will be played at the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday, March 11, so check out our Arsenal vs Watford prediction and betting tips.
It is safe to say that the Gunners’ fans are one of the most confused lot at the moment. Their team has put up some extremely disjoint performances like the loss at home to minnows Ostersunds at home, while at the same dish out exceptional performances like the 2-0 win away in Milan. Their Europa League campaign looks promising, but the hosts are in absolute shambles in the league ahead of this Arsenal vs Watford match. They have lost five of their last seven league games (W2, L5) which has left them in off the pace in sixth with 45 points. That’s 13 points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur in fourth, leaving Arsenal’s hopes of finishing in Champions League qualification places hanging by the proverbial thread. Though they lost to Manchester City in their last home game, Arsenal have a very good home record where they lost only two matches all season (W10, D2, L2).
That stat should worry Watford who, after a bright start to the season, find themselves ninth after 29 games (36 pts, W10, D6, L13). That is a precarious position, because they stand nine behind Arsenal in sixth and nine ahead of the relegation zone. However, with three wins out of their last four games (W3, L1), the visitors look to have addressed the concerns and got back on track. Their away form is a concern still, as the visitors are winless in their last seven trips (D1, L6) ahead of this Arsenal vs Watford game. During this process, they have scored just two goals and conceded 11. Can they make light of their worries and take advantage of a stuttering Arsenal?
Arsenal vs Watford H2H
Arsenal have won four of their last encounters against Watford, although they have lost the remaining three. Since beating Arsenal 2-1 in January 2017, the Hornets have lost their last six league games in London!
Arsenal vs Watford Team News
Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolasinac, Hector Bellerin, and Calum Chambers. Alexandre Lacazette remains out of contention as well.
The visitors are without nine players through injury, with the likes of Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah, Tom Cleverley, and Gerard Deulofeu heading that list. Jose Holebas and Kiko Femina are also doubtful.
Arsenal vs Watford Probable Line-ups
Arsenal: Cech (GK), Holding, Mustafi, Koscielny, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Xhaka, Wilshere, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang, Ozil.
Watford: Karnezis (GK), Janmaat, Prodl, Mariappa, Britos, Doucoure, Capoue, Carrillo, Pereyra, Richarlison, Deeney.
Arsenal vs Watford Prediction
Arsenal have their problems, but it is tough to see Watford picking up points from this fixture. The hosts should ease to victory, although we expect both sides to find the back of the net. Coming to individual scorers, Aubameyang will be itching to get on the scoring sheet, having missed the trip to Milan due to ineligibility.