Arsenal fans must be tearing their hair out at the moment. They have put in some dour performances recently, losing at home to Ostersunds and failing to even compete in their back to back clashes against Manchester City. However, they completely turned that around in midweek with a rather comfortable 2-0 win away to AC Milan, putting them in a great position to progress in the Europa League.
Their standing in the Premier League is much less promising though. They sit 6th in the table and have a 14 point deficit on the Premier League top four, and to make matters worse, Burnley are just five points behind them and could well end up above The Gunners if they don’t sort their form out soon.
Arsenal have won just five games in all competitions in 2018, so it’s no surprise to see them falling off the pace. However, they are a completely different side at The Emirates, and as such most of their failures have come on the road. At home they have only lost twice all season in the Premier League, drawing twice and winning the remaining ten matches.
The omens aren’t good for the travelling Watford fans. Arsenal’s only failures to win in the league at home this season have come against sides above them, with both Manchester clubs beating them and draws being played against Liverpool and Chelsea. They have the second best scoring record in the league at home, and seven of these ten home wins have been by more than a single goal margin.
The Hornets would have felt they had a chance earlier on in the season, when their excellent away form rocketed them up the table. Things have changed since then though, and it’s now their form at Vicarage Road that is keeping them afloat.
Overall Watford have won five, drawn two, and lost three of their last ten competitive games, but all of these wins have come on home soil. Away from home they are winless in seven league games and have lost six of these. Four of these defeats have been by more than a single goal margin as well, so backing an Arsenal -1 Asian Handicap win looks the best bet here alongside a 3-1 correct score predictions.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed Arsenal’s win over AC Milan in midweek due to being cup tied, and while that is a major disappointment for the Gabon international it does leave him fresh for Sunday’s game. He has scored two goals in his four league appearances for Arsenal, and considering Watford’s defensive record we think he’s a great choice for our anytime goalscorer predictions.
Head To Head
Arsenal have won four and lost three of their last seven meetings with Watford.
Arsenal vs Watford Stats
- The Gunners haven’t failed to score in any of their last 11 games against Watford in all competitions.
- Since beating Arsenal 2-1 in January 2017, Watford have lost their last six Premier League games in London, conceding 17 goals in that run (2.8 per game).
- Arsenal have only failed to beat teams above them at home in the Premier League this season, winning 71% of their overall home games in the competition.
- 70% of these victories have been by more than a single goal margin.