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Watford v Arsenal Premier League Preview

Posted on October 13, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening, Arsenal travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford, as the Gunners look to continue their recent good run of form.

Watford have enjoyed a decent start to life under new boss Marco Silva. The Hornets have suffered just one defeat in their seven Premier League games so far and that loss was against in-form league leaders Manchester City.

In fact, the Hornets are just a point behind the visitors in the Premier League table. A victory would move the Hertfordshire outfit above the boys from north London.

Although this season has started in a positive fashion for the home side, they have won just three of their last 13 games in the top-flight. Much of that record is due to a terrible run of form at the end of last season, though.

Watford’s recent home record is a poor one, as they have failed to win any of their last five Premier League games on home soil. The Hornets have also suffered defeat in seven of their last ten meetings with Arsenal.

Arsenal’s form has improved of late, as the Gunners are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions, having recorded six wins. Last time out, the Gunners recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory over Brighton, courtesy of a brace from Alexandre Lacazette.

A big factor in the Gunners recent good form is their defensive displays, as Wenger’s side have now kept clean sheets in their last four top-flight games.

However, their recent away results have not been so positive, as the visitors have failed to win in their last three games on their travels in the top-flight, while also failing to score. The Gunners recent away record of three wins in their last 11 games on their travels is a poor one, especially when they have suffered seven defeats in the process.

Team News

Watford heads into this clash without a number of players through injury, including Craig Cathcart, Younes Kaboul, Nathaniel Chalobah and Isaac Success, while Sebastian Prodl is also a major doubt.

Arsenal have a number of injury problems heading into this clash. Santi Cazorla, Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers are ruled out through injury, while Laurent Koscielny, Francis Coquelin and Sead Kolasinac are doubts. Forward Danny Welbeck available again after recovering from injury.

Betting News

Arsenal are the favourites to record this clash at 13/20, while the draw is 10/3 and Watford are 17/4 to record a victory.

The Gunners head into this clash in good form. They will be highly confident of picking up three points from their visit to Vicarage Road.

Will Arsenal record a victory at Vicarage Road on Saturday?

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