English Premier League fans can look forward to Monday night action when 10th placed Watford host 5th placed Arsenal. The League positions of the sides will likely have changed by the time this game kicks off as this is the final fixture of the round.
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Watford who booked their spot in the FA Cup Final in a come from behind win against Wolves at Wembley last week have won 4 and drawn 3 of their last 7, but those defeats all came on the road against quality opposition in Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. They have been good at home winning 3 on the trot and over 2.5 goal backers would have collected in 11 of 15 Watford home games this season.
Arsenal were beaten 1-0 away by Everton in their last start and that broke a 6 match run without defeat. Arsenal have only won a third of their away matches this season and they have only won 1 of their last 5, drawing 1 and losing the other 3. Arsenal away games have been high scoring with 11 of the 15 delivering for over 2.5 goal backers and their away games averaged 3.6 goals each.
Arsenal beat Watford 2-0 at home earlier in the season, but last season it was Watford who won this fixture 2-1.
Suggested bet: Over 3.5 goals at 13/10
There have been plenty of goals in Watford games of late and over 2.5 goals would have arrived in their last 6 and over 3.5 in 4 of those 6 matches. Arsenal games have been low scoring lately, but they are going to have to push forward and go for the win here and that would open them up to the Watford counter attack. 4 goals or more is my call.
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