Friday, September 18, 2020

Michail Antonio 9/4 to score anytime against Watford in Friday’s Premier League contest

Competition: Premier League

Market: Michail Antonio to score anytime

Odds: 9/4 @ 888sport

In what is a real relegation six-pointer at the foot of the table, West Ham will host Watford at an empty London Stadium on Friday night.

Starting with the hosts, putting in what was a rampant display at Carrow Road and relegating Norwich thanks to a thumping 4-0 win on the road, West Ham couldn’t have asked for a better boost. Knowing that three points on Friday could see them all but extend on their Premier League status this summer, Head Coach David Moyes will be calling on a red-hot Michail Antonio to lead their charge in a must-win encounter this week. Putting in a stunning solo display in East Anglia over the weekend and bagging all four goals against Norwich, the 30-year-old has quickly become the Hammers’ talisman. Including finding the net in what was a stunning 3-2 win against Champions League chasers Chelsea earlier in the month, Antonio has now recorded six Premier League strikes in his last four appearances.

As for the visitors, battling from behind to snatch what could be a crucial 2-1 win against Newcastle on home soil, Watford will be desperate to keep showing their resolve. Now coming from a goal down to take three points off of both the Magpies and Norwich this month, Head Coach Nigel Pearson will now be calling on his side to make some much-needed alterations away from Vicarage Road. Including a 3-0 defeat away at Stamford Bridge in their last contest on the road, the Hornets have lost their last four appearances on their travels and have failed to bag a single strike in any of those four defeats. More worrying, including a 3-1 defeat on home soil when they faced off against West Ham earlier in the season, Watford have now lost back-to-back meetings against Friday’s hosts.

Bet: Michail Antonio 9/4 to score anytime against Watford in Friday’s Premier League contest @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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