Competition: Premier League
Market: Arsenal to score over 1.5 goals
Odds: 4/5 @ 888sport
Looking to make an immediate response this weekend, Arsenal will welcome relegation scrappers Watford to an empty Emirates on Sunday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, hit with what was a stunning 1-0 defeat away at another relegation scrapper in Aston Villa earlier in the week, there is no doubt that Arsenal are seeking to end their year on a high. With it already confirmed that they can finish no higher than eighth and any chance of a top-six finish off the table, Head Coach Mikel Arteta really has a rebuilding job on his hands. However, while the Gunners might have continued to show some glaring issues outside of North London this year, Pep Guardiola’s former right-hand man will be impressed by his side’s displays on home soil. Including battling from behind to snatch a shock 2-1 win against newly-crowned champions Liverpool at the Emirates last week, Arsenal have won six of their last eight matchups in North London and are unbeaten on home soil since opening 2020.
As for the visitors, still reeling from the shock news that had partied ways with Nigel Pearson, a managerless Watford find themselves in the midst of a real crisis. Completely blown away in what was a 4-0 drumming at the hands of Manchester City earlier in the week, the Hornets have been hit with back-to-back defeats. Dropping back into the drop zone entering their final contest on the season, caretaker boss Hayden Mullins will know that his side must end what has been a torrid record away from Vicarage Road. Including what could turn out to be a crucial 3-1 defeat against fellow relegation scrappers West Ham last week, Watford have lost their last five Premier League away fixtures and should be in for an overwhelming test on Sunday afternoon.
Bet: Arsenal 4/5 to score over 1.5 goals against Watford in Sunday’s Premier League contest @ 888sport
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