Only two more games are left to be played in the Premier League this season, so Chelsea are desperate for points. The Blues need it to secure a place among top 4, while Watford are going to finish the season in the middle of the table, no matter what. Last time, these two played, it was 2:1 Chelsea, can the same happen on Sunday at the Stamford Bridge? Find the answer in our Chelsea vs Watford prediction and betting tips!
The Blues are without a win in the Premier League for three rounds, the last time they won all three points was against West Ham at home. And the win against the Hammers is their 11th home win this season. At the Stamford Bridge, the Blues have been pretty impressive this season, with only 1 defeat so far. And that’s one of the reasons why our Chelsea vs Watford prediction has to go in the favor of the home side.
Another reason why Chelsea are the favorite team here is that they have big motivation in this game. Winning this match would mean getting a step closer to achieving their goal for this season, which was to book a spot in the Champions League. Not getting qualified for the elite European competition could get them in problems with signing new players and keeping the best ones, e.g. Eden Hazard, in the squad.
What’s got to worry them slightly ahead of the game with Watford is that they have some problems with injuries, particularly at the back. Rudiger is definitely out, while Cahill is struggling with fitness after an injury. Still, even without those guys in the squad, the Blues seem capable of beating Watford.
Their goal was to finish the season at the 7th spot, but Wolves now have 7 points more, meaning that regardless of what happens on in the remaining two rounds, Watford are going to stay below that spot. But, finishing near the middle of the table is definitely a good result, especially knowing that they’re playing in the FA Cup final.
Actually, their minds are probably already set on that game, given that if they win it, they’re going to book themselves a spot in the Europa League next season. What this means is that their players probably won’t be too concerned about the result against Chelsea. Of course, this doesn’t mean that they won’t give out their best. With a good result against Chelsea, they would be in a really good mood against Man City in the final of the FA Cup.
The problem is that, same as Chelsea, they also have some problems with injuries. For example, Capoue is struggling with a groin injury and will probably have to sit out the Chelsea game. Speaking of injuries, you can take a look at the list below to see the latest injury info, before proceeding to Chelsea vs Watford betting tips.
- Antonio Rudiger (injury)
- Callum Hudson-Odoi (injury)
- Gary Cahill (injury)
- Domingos Quina (injury)
- Sebastian Prodl (injury)
- Miguel Angel Britos (injury)
- Etienne Capoue (doubtful)
Kepa – Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Alonso – Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic – Willian, Hazard, Higuain
Foster – Kabasele, Cathcart, Janmaat, Masina – Doucoure, Hughes, Pereyra, Deulofeu – Success, Gray
Chelsea vs Watford Prediction
Chelsea need to win this game, otherwise, they could get in trouble regarding their European future. The good news for their fans is that the Blues are great at home, so winning all three shouldn’t be a big issue.
Chelsea vs Watford Betting Tips
- Chelsea @1.37 (1XBET)