West Ham v Watford Betting Tips: Who’ll take a big step towards survival?
Odds and preview for Premier League clash
West Ham are 13/10 favourites here, with Watford at 11/5. It’s likely to be a tight game, with neither side wanting to leave themselves exposed. The draw is going for 2/1.
Having won the last two meetings 3-1 and 4-1, another West Ham win with BTTS is a 4/1 shot.
Michail Antonio is 4/1 to keep up his scoring run with the opening goal or 7/4 anytime. Andriy Yarmolenko and Sebastien Haller are both 12/5 to net, while Mark Noble is 4/1 to mark his 500th appearance for the Hammers with a goal.
Watford will be looking to Troy Deeney in the final third. We go 4/1 that Deeney is the First Goalscorer or 9/5 Anytime. Ismaila Sarr’s 14/5 to score at any point, with Danny Welbeck 3/1.
We could be in for a nail-biting Friday night in the East End, as West Ham United host Watford in a six-pointer.
With both sides still stuck in the relegations scrap, victory for either of them would go a long way towards securing Premier League status for another season.
At this stage of the season, it’s all about being able to cope with pressure and hold your nerve. And Michail Antonio has stood up and delivered for West Ham recently.
He’s arguably the form player in the division with six goals in his last four appearances, including a sensational four-goal haul against Norwich City last week.
The Hammers squad has plenty of technically-gifted playmakers, but they’ve looked more solid recently with a back-to-basics approach.
Tomas Soucek has helped to keep things tight alongside Declan Rice in midfield, with Mark Noble playing ahead of them. Fellow January arrival Jarred Bowen has also impressed on the right and looks to be a very smart signing.
After this game, Watford face Manchester City and Arsenal. This is their best chance of picking up vital points.
They’ve lost the last two meetings against West Ham, but they come into this having picked up confidence-boosting back-to-back wins. Impressively, those wins against Norwich and Newcastle United both came after going a goal down.
Troy Deeney scored the goals to turn the game around against Newcastle. You feel that if the Hornets are going to beat the drop, the club captain still has a big role to play.
Behind Deeney, Watford are likely to call on a trio of Ismaila Sarr, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Danny Welbeck – all three of them could chip in with a crucial goal.
We may not see much free-flowing football with so much at stake, but there should be plenty of drama.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication