Chelsea vs Watford Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League match on Saturday, 4 July 2020. Kick-off 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET at the Stamford Bridge.
The Blues had a major setback the last match-day in their race to qualify for the Champions League. Despite taking on a relegation-battle, the in-form 2016-17 PL champions lost. And now, they are just two points above both Wolves, and Manchester United.
Considering that the Wanderers are performing admirably at the moment, while the Red Devils are talking on a relegation-threatened Bournemouth, Frank Lampard's men have no option but to post the three points this weekend at any cost.
It helps that they are taking on the Hornets this Saturday. Nigel Pearson's men are just above the relegation cut-off, and they have been one of the worst teams in the whole competition this campaign.
On top of that, the Blues have a terrific h2h record over them as well. Consequentially, expect Chelsea to post the victory at the Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea vs Watford: Head-to-head (h2h)
13 of the preceding 14 wins had gone to Lampard's men.
14 of the previous 17 clashes saw them scoring two or more goals as well.
15 of the former 17 meetings had three or more goals.
The hosts have scored a total of 31 goals from the past nine encounters at this stadium.
Five of the former eight games at this ground saw the home team keeping clean sheets.
Chelsea vs Watford: Prediction
The Blues lost 3-2 on the road the last match-day, against West Ham. Though Willian had opened the scoring, the Hammers held on to equalize. And after either team chipped in with a goal apiece, the hosts slotted in the winner in the 89 th minute.
In the meantime, the Hornets lost 1-3 at home the past game week, against the Saints. Danny Ings scored a brace, and the sole goal for the home team was an own goal scored by Jan Bednarek.
As far as the upcoming encounter is concerned, Lampard's men are easily the favorites. They are one of the best teams in the competition, are currently in possession of a CL spot. They also had won six of their past seven overall fixtures, and at home they are on a four-match winning run.
On the other hand, their counterparts are battling to avoid relegation, and have been one of the worst teams in the whole league. They were also winless in nine of their former ten overall fixtures, and were so in 16 of their preceding 18 games on the road.
On top of that, the Blues have a phenomenal h2h record over this rival over the years - so much so that, at this venue, disregarding a single encounter since 2000, the hosts have a 100% winning record.
As such, expect a convincing Chelsea win this Saturday.
Chelsea vs Watford: Betting Tips
Chelsea to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Score in First Half @ 1.50 (1/2).
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