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West Ham United vs Watford Prediction

West Ham United

July 17

20:00

3 : 1
Watford

West Ham United

Watford

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Friday sees two relegation-threatened sides clash in what promises to be intriguing Premier League action, when West Ham host Watford. Can either side take a significant leap away from the possibility of relegation to start this weekend?

Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

West Ham vs Watford Betting Tips

After slender 2-1 wins over Norwich and Newcastle last week, the Hornets have finally begun responding to relegation pressure well. They're on course to record three successive wins for the first time this season and face a West Ham side above them on goal difference.

Michail Antonio's four-goal haul against already-relegated Norwich last weekend was only their second victory since last month's resumption.

They stunned Chelsea with a 3-2 home win on July 1, though David Moyes has been left frustrated by his side's defensive issues. Declan Rice, who has largely played in defensive midfield, has been among their better players this term.

No teammate averages more interceptions (1.9) or tackles (3.1) than the former Chelsea youngster, who has been heavily linked with a return to Stamford Bridge this term.

It'll be interesting to see how Rice plays alongside Tomas Soucek and captain Mark Noble in midfield here. The latter created a whopping eight key passes against Norwich and will be hoping to unlock the visitors' backline again.

Watford have a solid midfield core themselves: Etienne Capoue, Will Hughes and Abdoulaye Doucoure. That's probably where this game will be won and lost.

West Ham vs Watford Correct Score Predictions

It's tough to confidently predict this encounter, as both sides are capable of winning with individual brilliance. Antonio and Danny Welbeck delivered excellent recent displays for their respective sides, but it's not as though either team lacks creative abilities.

The issue this term, has been an inability to string together consecutive victories. Poor defending and inconsistency has combined far too often for both. So, I'm going safe with BTTS here.

Last matches

West Ham United

22-07-2020

1 - 1 Manchester United

D
17-07-2020

3 - 1 Watford

W
11-07-2020

0 - 4 Norwich City

L
08-07-2020

0 - 1 Burnley

L
05-07-2020

2 - 2 Newcastle United

D
01-07-2020

3 - 2 Chelsea

W
23-06-2020

2 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur

L
20-06-2020

0 - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

L
07-03-2020

1 - 0 Arsenal

L
29-02-2020

3 - 1 Southampton

W

Watford

L

- Arsenal

26-07-2020
L

- Manchester City

21-07-2020
L

- West Ham United

17-07-2020
W

- Newcastle United

11-07-2020
W

- Norwich City

07-07-2020
L

- Chelsea

04-07-2020
L

- Southampton

28-06-2020
L

- Burnley

25-06-2020
D

- Leicester City

20-06-2020
L

- Crystal Palace

07-03-2020
West Ham United vs Watford Head-to-Head (H2H)
17-07-2020

West Ham United

3
1

Watford

24-08-2019

Watford

1
3

West Ham United

12-05-2019

Watford

1
4

West Ham United

22-12-2018

West Ham United

0
2

Watford

10-02-2018

West Ham United

2
0

Watford

19-11-2017

Watford

2
0

West Ham United

25-02-2017

Watford

1
1

West Ham United

10-09-2016

West Ham United

2
4

Watford

20-04-2016

West Ham United

3
1

Watford

31-10-2015

Watford

2
0

West Ham United

West Ham United
vs
Watford
Predicted Lineup
West Ham United vs Watford Predicted Lineup

Fabianski

Fredericks

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Soucek

Rice

Noble

Bowen

Antonio

Fornals

Foster

Masina

Dawson

Kabasele

Femenia

Hughes

Capoue

Doucoure

Welbeck

Deeney

Sarr

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

1-1 vs Manchester United (A)

D

3-1 vs Watford (H)

W

4-0 vs Norwich City (A)

W

0-1 vs Burnley (H)

L

2-2 vs Newcastle United (A)

D

3-2 vs Chelsea (H)

W

0-2 vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)

L

0-2 vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)

L

0-1 vs Arsenal (A)

L

3-1 vs Southampton (H)

W
L

2-3 vs Arsenal (A)

L

0-4 vs Manchester City (H)

L

1-3 vs West Ham United (A)

W

2-1 vs Newcastle United (H)

W

2-1 vs Norwich City (H)

L

0-3 vs Chelsea (A)

L

1-3 vs Southampton (H)

L

0-1 vs Burnley (A)

D

1-1 vs Leicester City (H)

L

0-1 vs Crystal Palace (A)

16

Goals Scored

9

5

Over 2.5 Goals

7

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

3-1 vs Watford (H)

W

0-1 vs Burnley (H)

L

3-2 vs Chelsea (H)

W

0-2 vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)

L

3-1 vs Southampton (H)

W
L

0-4 vs Manchester City (H)

W

2-1 vs Newcastle United (H)

W

2-1 vs Norwich City (H)

L

1-3 vs Southampton (H)

D

1-1 vs Leicester City (H)

9

Goals Scored

6

3

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-1 vs Manchester United (A)

D

4-0 vs Norwich City (A)

W

2-2 vs Newcastle United (A)

D

0-2 vs Tottenham Hotspur (A)

L

0-1 vs Arsenal (A)

L
L

2-3 vs Arsenal (A)

L

1-3 vs West Ham United (A)

L

0-3 vs Chelsea (A)

L

0-1 vs Burnley (A)

L

0-1 vs Crystal Palace (A)

7

Goals Scored

3

2

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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