West Ham United vs Watford Prediction and Betting Preview 17 July 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 3-1
With three games left to play, a host of teams are still fighting to retain their Premier League status, setting us up for a thrilling end to the season. In this battle for survival, no team is letting their guard down in a bid to beat the drop.
Match status: 2019/20 Premier League - Matchweek 36
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London)
Having enjoyed a stellar campaign the previous year, finishing in the top-half of the standings, fireworks were expected from the Hammers yet again this term. However, David Moyes’ charges have floundered so far, failing to meet pre-season expectations.

They currently sit 16th on the standings, just three points clear of the drop-zone. Perhaps, their undoing has being the weight of promise placed on their shoulders. With the caliber of players within their ranks, you would have expected something more scintillating from these lads prior to season kickoff.

Meanwhile, Watford’s campaign has played out in pretty much the same manner as West Ham’s. The Hornets are just behind David Moyes’ men on the standings, level on points, but trailing on goal difference.

Expect the London Stadium to be buzzing when these two sides lock horns on Friday evening, with both sets of players gunning for nothing but victory. This is bound to be a cracker of a game!

West Ham United vs Watford Team News

With the season entering its final stretches and relegation looming large for West Ham, the players have turned performance levels up a notch. They seem a bunch determined to escape relegation and are working actively towards achieving just that.

They have been blowing hot and cold lately, struggling to attain consistency. Thankfully, Michail Antonio is in unbelievable form – this rejuvenation from the Englishman coming just at the right time. The Hammers will need the 30-year-old to remain in peak condition for the rest of the season.
With a must-win game against Watford on the horizon, the Irons will take huge confidence from their 4-0 hammering of Norwich City on the last matchday – a result that ultimately condemned the Canaries to Championship football.

In that game, Antonio was the king of the park, registering a whopping four goals to put their struggling opposition to the sword. Meanwhile, Watford are on a two-game winning run but have conceded goals in all their seven post-lockdown fixtures.

This is a worrying stat for the Hornets heading into this fixture, given the attacking strength of this Friday’s opposition. Definitely, they will struggle to keep West Ham’s firing attackers at bay all through the game. Antonio will already be mapping out plans of grabbing a couple more goals here.
Despite dominating Newcastle United a few days ago, sweeping the Magpies aside, they could not help but concede another goal. Nigel Pearson will be running intense training drills to work on his side’s defensive frailties ahead of this game.

When it comes to recent h2h encounters between this two, West Ham get the nod having enjoyed a stellar two-game winning streak against this opposition, scoring seven goals in that time. To pile on the misery for Watford, they are winless in 13 of their 14 games across all competitions.

Injured or Suspended Players

West Ham United: No injuries or suspensions.

Watford: Daryl Janmaat and Gerard Deulofeu.

Pre-Match Odds

West Ham United: 2.435
Draw: 3.105
Watford: 3.52

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

Who will win the match?

West Ham vs Watford Predictions

Needless to say, West Ham are sporting a much better record than the Hornets ahead of this fixture. Imagining their clinical attack against Watford’s horrendous defense, nothing but a flurry of goals can be envisaged. The Hammers are very likely to secure victory.

However, the visitors will not go down without a fight. When push comes to shove, anything is expected as pressure will be flaring in this encounter. Nonetheless, Watford do not have enough defensive support to prevent West Ham from raining goals. As such, feel free to wager a home win, with West Ham registering two or more goals here.
Our Betting Tip:
West Ham Win @ 2.44
Correct Score:
West Ham United 3-1 Watford @ 21.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS @ 1.88
Match Winner:
West Ham Win @ 2.44
Double Chance:
1X @ 1.34
Over 2.5 @ 2.23
Antonio To Score @ 2.50
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