Watford vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting Tips: Premier League Preview
Watford vs Chelsea predictions and Premier League betting tips for today’s Boxing Day evening fixture. Kick-off is 19:30 and sees Chelsea make the short trip to Hertfordshire following a frustrating defeat to Leicester at the weekend.
Expert Tipster Prediction: Contrary to what we’ve been used to seeing in previous seasons, Chelsea’s matches in recent weeks haven’t generated too many goals. That gives me reason to believe that a trip to Watford could be a tight, low-scoring affair and most likely a narrow Chelsea win.[inline_advert ad=”1″]
Watford vs Chelsea Predictions
Three of Chelsea’s last four games have ended with two goals or fewer being scored, including wins against Manchester City and Bournemouth. Their 1-0 loss at home to Leicester on Saturday was the most recent example of Blues’ fixtures failing to generate many goals for one reason or another. Funnily enough, it’s been a completely different story for Watford, whose fixtures have been packed with attacking action. The Hornets have conceded at least two in four of their last five Premier League matches and have generally found the net themselves, but I question whether they will do so today. I’m expecting Chelsea to take control of the game and keep things on their terms, particularly as they’ll be conscious of the fact that Spurs are now five points clear of them following Saturday’s blip. I fancy an away win with a defensive approach winning the day.
What are the best odds on Chelsea winning and under 2.5 goals being scored? 7/2 with Bet365[global_advert id=”37941″]
Watford vs Chelsea Betting Tips
We’re used to seeing Eden Hazard towards the top of the goal-scoring charts and this year is no different. Despite ceding penalty taking duties to new teammate Jorginho, the Belgian winger has still found the net eight times this season in addition to being the division’s leading provider of assists. It’s often pondered where Chelsea would be if Hazard was playing for another club and rumours persist about whether that might become the case this summer, with potential suitors plentiful. Despite Hazard’s contribution to Chelsea’s cause being as regular as ever, you can still get almost evens on the former Lille winger scoring at anytime tonight.
What are the odds for Eden Hazard to score against Watford today? 10/11 with Betway.[global_advert id=”37951″]
I think a 2-0 scoreline very much fits the pattern of Chelsea’s recent games although I’m acutely aware of the fact that Watford will be doing all they can to prevent their opponents from leaving Vicarage Road with three points to show for the trip. The Hornets’ recent results show they are prone to conceding which is why their current league position appears to have slipped under the radar somewhat. Incredibly, Watford currently sit in seventh place – just two points behind Manchester United – so it’s clear they’re no mugs. I do think they’ll struggle to overcome Chelsea’s style today, however, with a 2-0 away win jumping off the page.
Watford vs Chelsea Betting Odds
Watford to win – 9/2
Draw – 3/1
Chelsea to win – 7/10
Watford fans will have fond memories of the last time these two met given that it was the Hornets who handed a 4-1 larruping earlier this year. That meeting, back in February, saw Chelsea reduced to ten men and completely fall apart during the second half.
I’d have to be extremely hard-pushed to say I can see a similar result unfolding tonight but I also wouldn’t have imagined that Chelsea would lose at home to Leicester a few days ago. Watford are a best priced of 9/2 to win here which looks fairly lengthy given that only ten points separate these two halfway through the season.
Chelsea are just shy of 8/11 for victory, with a draw a shade over 3s.
Watford vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Chelsea to win and under 2.5 goals – 7/2 with Bet365
Eden Hazard to score at any time – 10/11 with Betway
Chelsea to win 2-0 – 17/2 with Unibet
Read More: see our Premier League accumulator tip for this weekend.
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