West Ham United vs Watford Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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West Ham United vs Watford Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

West Ham are winless in four matches after suffering a 3-1 loss against Brighton during the weekend. Glen Murray provided the hosts with a lead after just eight minutes. Even though Javier Hernandez put West Ham back on level terms, second-half stunners from Jose Izquierdo and Pascal Gross were able to inflict a second consecutive away defeat upon David Moyes’ men. Watford became the latest team to stun Chelsea with a 4-1 win. Troy Deeney’s 42nd minute penalty came as Watford capitalised on Tiemoue Bakayoko’s 30th minute sending off. Even though Eden Hazard equalised with an 82nd minute goal, Chelsea collapsed like a pack of cards with Daryl Janmaat, Deulofeu, and Roberto Pereyra scoring inside the last six minutes.

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Betting Tips and Predictions

Watford has surprisingly dominated this fixture in recent times with three wins in the last five, but the club are at a major disadvantage coming into this match. Watford have more players on the treatment table than any other team. Home advantage becomes a decisive factor in this match, and I would back a win for West Ham.

Javier Hernandez has been in excellent form in the forward is now up to six goals for the campaign. He has scored twice in his last four games for West Ham. The absence of players like Andy Carroll and Arnautovic places more importance on Hernandez. I would choose Javier Hernandez to score anytime in the match.

West Ham win – 6/4

Javier Hernandez to score anytime – 7/4

West Ham United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

West Ham United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Watford

Watford saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Watford saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against West Ham United

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

West Ham United Form Guide

West Ham United Team Logo

West Ham United

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

31-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Mainz 05 Team Logo Mainz 05

FT 7 - 8

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Angers Team Logo Angers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

12-08-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

18-08-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

01-09-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

16-09-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

23-09-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Watford Form Guide

Watford Team Logo

Watford

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W A

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Stevenage Team Logo Stevenage

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

11-08-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

19-08-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

26-08-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

02-09-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

15-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

22-09-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

West Ham United Preview

West Ham are struggling to make the elusive push into the top 10 places, as the team has been unable to put together a consistent run. One of the few positives for West Ham may be the absence of any other competition – after the exit from the FA Cup at the hands of lower league Wigan Athletic. West Ham may have picked up only two wins in the last six games, but their overall return in this period stands at nine points. The hammers have one of the worst defensive records among the teams outside the bottom three places. Javier Hernandez and Arnautovic are the top scorers with six goals each.

West Ham United Team News

Andrew Carroll (foot), Marko Arnautovic (hamstring), Edimilson Fernandes (ankle), Manuel Lanzini (hamstring), Nathan Holland (hamstring), and Pedro Obiang (ligament) are unavailable due to injuries, while Arthur Masuaku is unavailable due to suspension.

Watford Preview

The lengthy injury list at Watford gives manager Gracia a huge conundrum going into the next few matchdays. The win over Chelsea may have been huge and might have created headlines, but it would amount for nothing if the club failed to build on this result. Watford have a tough run of matches coming up with the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool, and Everton among the opponents. Abdoulaye Doucoure is the club’s top scorer with seven goals.

Watford Team News

Watford manager Javi Gracia faces a lengthy injury list with Craig Cathcart (knee), Tom Cleverley (hamstring), Heurelho Gomes (back), Miguel Britos (foot), Molla Wague (hamstring), Christian Kabasele (hamstring), Tommy Hoban (cruciate ligament), Kiko (hamstring), Will Hughes (hamstring), and Nathaniel Chalobah (knee) unavailable.

West Ham United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Watford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

West Ham United vs Watford Sidelined Players

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