Sunday 12 May, kick-off 3pm
Vicarage Road – Premier League
This Premier League preview sees 10th-placed Watford welcome West Ham United to Vicarage Road, with the Hammers sitting 11th. There’s only a point and two goals difference between the sides, while the Hornets are looking for a positive result in preparation for next weekend’s FA Cup final.
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What’s the story with Watford vs West Ham?
Is Watford vs West Ham on TV? Unfortunately, the game’s not on TV in the UK.
What happened last time? Troy Deeney gave Watford the lead from the penalty spot on the half-hour mark when the teams met at the London Stadium just before Christmas. There were no further goals until Gerard Deulofeu wrapped things up for the visitors a few minutes from time.
What are the Watford vs West Ham odds? Watford are 6/5 in your Premier League predictions this weekend, while West Ham are 11/5 and the draw’s 27/10. All of those football betting odds are with Betfair, where you can collect up to £100 in free bets when you register here today.
Remember that time…Watford came from 2-0 down to beat West Ham 4-2? Michail Antonio’s first-half brace put the Irons in charge at the London Stadium in September 2016, but the Hornets came storming back to win. Odion Ighalo, Deeney, Etienne Capoue and Jose Holebas got the goals.
Team news and form
Last six: WLWDLL
There’s a chance Capoue could be on target against the Hammers once again in these Watford v West Ham predictions. The midfielder should return from injury on Sunday, while Miguel Britos could be available after having his wisdom teeth out. Domingos Quina and Sebastian Prodl are both set to miss this final league game though, and the FA Cup final.
Last six: LLLDWW
Robert Snodgrass is back for these football betting predictions, after serving a one-match ban last weekend. Declan Rice and Felipe Anderson are both expected to be available after they missed the victory over Southampton through illness. Samir Nasri and Aaron Cresswell are also set to return to action, although Andriy Yarmolenko, Winston Reid and Andy Carroll remain on the sidelines.
Watford vs West Ham prediction, preview and betting tips
There’s a place in the top half of the Premier League at stake as Watford and West Ham meet on the final day of the season. A draw means neither side’s able to change position, but a win for either team could see them rise to ninth. With almost £2 million on offer for each final position in the table, and Watford’s players competing for a place in the starting XI for the FA Cup final, there’s still plenty riding on these football predictions.
West Ham come into the game in the better form, after winning their last two matches without conceding a goal. Watford meanwhile lost at home to Wolves before a 3-0 defeat at Chelsea last weekend. The Hornets have only won one of their last five fixtures, which is hardly ideal as they build up to one of the biggest matches in their history.
The Hammers meanwhile have hit some form at the end of the season. They come into this Watford v West Ham prediction full of confidence after a comfortable 3-0 victory over Southampton followed their 1-0 win away to Tottenham, as they became the first team to score and win at the new Spurs stadium.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have played with good energy in their last two matches, whereas Watford have looked a little flat. Five of West Ham’s last six away games have seen under 2.5 goals, but we expect the Hammers to find the target this weekend. Nine of Watford’s last 11 Premier League fixtures have seen over 2.5 goals, and we’re going for a repeat of this at 4/7 with William Hill.
We’re also backing both teams to score at 1/2 with the same bookmaker in your West Ham vs Watford betting tips. As they’ve hit some good form, and are playing without any pressure at all, we’re going for an Irons win. That’s priced at 11/5 with Betfair. Watford have failed to win any of their last three home matches, while the Hammers beat a ‘big six’ side in their last away game.
West Ham to win and both teams to score is 4/1. We’re going for a 2-1 away win in your football score predictions for Sunday, which is priced at 11/1. If you’re interested in a scorecast, you can add Marko Arnautovic to strike first for 55/1.
Watford vs West Ham first goalscorer predictions
Arnautovic scored his first goal for West Ham since early January on Saturday. He then went and added another to double the Hammers’ lead against Southampton. The Austrian is available at 23/4 with 888port to break the deadlock for a second week running here. If you’re backing the home team to open the scoring, Andre Gray is the 11/2 favourite in the first goalscorer odds. He’s been on target in Watford’s last two home games. The English striker is 111/1 to net first but see his team lose 2-1. Gray is 46/1 to score anytime in a 2-1 Watford defeat. They the second home game running.
West Ham to win
West Ham to win and both teams to score
Marko Arnautovic to score first
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Although he loves the fact that he shares his name with his favourite player of all time, Jon wishes he had half the talent of former Manchester United maestro Paul. Instead, Jon has turned to writing about the game he loves, and is superstitious about never backing his team, United, when it comes to his weekly bets.