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Watford vs West Ham - The Hammers offer Value

West Ham United are tipped to get their first win of the campaign away at Watford
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West Ham are excellent value to pick up their first win of the season (Getty Images)

Watford vs West Ham United Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips 

Two of the Premier League's winless sides go one on one this weekend as Watford welcome West Ham United to Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon. 

Watford have struggled at Vicarage Road in recent months. West Ham are excellent value for the win at 3.60 with bet365 and that is our tip for the match. 

Watford Form & Team News

Watford are on a horrible run of form right now. The Hornets have failed to score a single goal in their opening two matches and were on the end of a humiliating 3-0 defeat against Brighton on the opening day.

Their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Everton showed signs of a better performance but things still aren’t looking promising for Javi Gracia’s men. Their home form has been terrible. The club have lost four of their last five home matches, drawing the other one. On top of that, they have lost six of their last eight games in the league, with their only victory being a narrow 2-1 win against lowly Huddersfield in April.

They have also struggled to defend at home. The club have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four games at Vicarage Road. 

New signing Danny Welbeck came off the bench for the club last Saturday away at Everton and he could feature in the Hornet's starting 11 this week as they continue to search for goals. 

Watford are priced at 2.20 with bet365 to pick up the victory on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets are in terrible form at home and that bet presents little value. A draw is valued at 3.50, which is quite healthy given both team's starts to the campaign. 

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West Ham are chasing their first win this season (Getty Images)

West Ham Form & Team News

West Ham were handed a tricky start to the season. They were defeated 5-0 at home by reigning champions Manchester City. The Hammers followed that up with a 1-1 draw away at Brighton, with Javier Hernandez opening his account for the campaign.

Pellegrini’s men have been in decent form away from home as of late. They have won two of their last three away games, defeating Watford 4-1 in one of those games back in May. They have also won three of their last five games in the Premier League. 

Pellegrini will have a few selection problems for Saturday. Captain Mark Noble is still a doubt after missing the first two games of the season, while Felipe Anderson is hoping to work off an injury as well. Anderson will likely replace Manuel Lanzini in the Hammers' starting 11. 

The Hammers are currently valued at 3.60 with bet365 to win the match. This is excellent value given Watford's terrible run of form. The Hammers picked up a solid point away at Brighton last week and they were effectively handed a free pass against Man City on the opening day. 

Watford vs West Ham Head to Head

Watford and West Ham have played each other 32 times. West Ham have won 16 of these games, while Watford have won 10. The other six matches between the two teams ended in a draw.

Watford vs West Ham Match Up

Watford have been struggling as of late in the Premier League and West Ham will see Saturday's game as the perfect chance to grab their first three points of the campaign. 

The Hammers may be without a win this season but they have had a much trickier start than their opponents. Their away form is relatively strong compared to Watford's home form and a win should be on the cards. 

Watford have struggled at Vicarage Road as of late (Getty Images)

Watford vs West Ham Key Statistics

  • Watford have lost 5 consecutive matches (Premier League) .
  • Watford have lost 4 of their last 5 home games (Premier League).
  • Watford have conceded 2 or more goals in their last 3 home games (Premier League).
  • West Ham have won 3 of their last 5 games (Premier League).
  • West Ham have won 2 of their last 3 away games (Premier League).


Watford are on a terrible run at home at the moment. West Ham are excellent value for the victory at odds of 3.60

Best Bet: West Ham Win @3.60 at bet365 - 2 Units

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Should have had more faith in this in terms of units. Good result though. Watford are in free fall at the moment 
24 Aug 2019

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