Arsenal and Watford face off on Sunday in an English Premier League showdown at Emirates Stadium. When these two teams faced off in 2020 it was Arsenal that came away with the 3-2 victory.
Arsenal currently sits in seventh place in the standings having picked up 17 points. Arsenal struggled to start the season, but they have been playing a lot better as of late, In the last game against Leicester City, Arsenal’s defense was elite, not giving up a goal and the offense managed two goals. Arsenal has scored 12 goals total while the defense has given up 13 goals total. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been the best player for Arsenal this season scoring four goals. In this game it’s going to be about the offense scoring early and making life tough on the Watford defense.
On the other side of this matchup is Watford who sits in 16th place in the standings having picked up 10 points. Coming into this game, Watford has lost three of their last four games, and in the last game against Southampton, the offense couldn’t get on the board. Watford has scored 12 goals total while the defense has given up 18 goals. Ismaila Sarr has been the best player for Watford scoring four goals. Emmanuel Davis and Joshua King have also both scored three goals.
Watford’s defense has been an issue, and it seems when the defense hasn’t been an issue, that’s the games the offense decides to not help. Arsenal is going to lock down with their defense, and this game is going to get ugly early. Back Arsenal -1.5 to cash.