Chelsea vs Watford Prediction and Betting Preview, 04 Jul 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 3-0
The race for top-four in the Premier League is really heated up at the moment with no less than five clubs in the running. While Chelsea had been in pole position to finish fourth on the log prior to the restart, some poor results in recent games has seen the Blues fall off the radar.
Match status: 2019-20 Premier League - Matchweek 33
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London)
In truth, the Pensioners have been impressive this season, playing in a Barca-esque fashion at times. Inconsistency turning out to be their undoing, Chelsea are gradually losing ground in their pursuit for a Champions League place finish.

With Manchester United and Wolves breathing heavy down their necks, Lampard’s charges cannot afford any slip-ups at this stage of the season. As the Red Devils continue to rack up positive results, Chelsea must not let heads drop if they are to retain their place within the top-four mix.

Scheduled to take on relegation-threatened Watford this Saturday, the Pensioners could not have been presented with a more favorable game at this point. In dire need of points, they will need to assert their dominance over the Hornets in a bid to bag maximum points at fulltime.

Chelsea vs Watford Team News

No thanks to some unconvincing performances since the league restart, Chelsea are now in a precarious situation on the standings. Just two points clear of fifth and sixth-placed Manchester United and Wolves respectively, the Blues are currently on thin ice.

In arguably one of the most exciting Premier League games of the season so far, relegation-threatened West Ham thumped Chelsea via a narrow 3-2 win. Headed into the game as overwhelming favorites for the win, perhaps complacency turned out to be Chelsea’s undoing.

West Ham worked their socks off, playing like a side fighting for their lives. With the game tied just before the hour mark, Chelsea poured men forward in search of the winning goal. The Hammers launched a breath-taking counterattack in the 89th minute with Yarmolenko poking the ball home to condemn Chelsea to a shocking defeat.

Embroiled in a heated relegation battle at the bottom-end of the log, Watford hoped for the best when they took on Southampton on the last matchday. Desperate for points, the Hornets didn’t have it within themselves to secure a positive result in this fixture.

Pegged in their own half all through the game, Southampton ensured the Hornets were outclassed in every single department on the pitch. Firing on all cylinders, the Saints grabbed three goals to post a resounding 3-1 victory on the board.

For this fixture, Chelsea are slight favorites for the win. Following their slip against West Ham, they will be looking to return to winning ways with victory here. For that, they will need to put complacency aside, approaching the game with that thirst for the three points.

Without a doubt, the Pensioners have been one of the better sides in the league so far. They have emerged victorious in six of their previous seven games across all competitions. More impressively, they are on a massive four-game winning run on home turf.

Meanwhile, the Hornets have cemented their place as one of the worst teams, remaining winless in nine of their preceding ten games and were so in 16 of the last 20 excursions.

Injured or Suspended Players

Chelsea: Ethan Ampadu, Abdul Rahman Baba and Charly Musonda Jr.

Watford: Daryl Janmaat and Gerard Deulofeu.

Pre-Match Odds

Chelsea: 1.45
Draw: 4.68
Watford: 8.8

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Chelsea vs Watford Predictions

When it comes to h2h encounters between these sides, Chelsea reign supreme. Since 2000, they have maintained a 100% winning record against this foe at the Stamford Bridge. As such, we would ordinarily tip Chelsea for an outright win.

However, given Watford’s desperation for Premier League survival, they will be putting their best foot forward in this game. As such, a double chance backing Chelsea for the win seems the safest punt.
Our Betting Tip:
Over 2.5 @ 1.80
Correct Score:
Chelsea 2-1 Watford @ 7.50

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.95
Match Winner:
Chelsea Win @ 1.43
Over 2.5 @ 1.80
Willian To Score @ 3.10
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