Arsenal v Watford betting tips: Ton up for Arteta in Hornets test
Arsenal v Watford betting tips and odds
Mikel Arteta takes charge of his 100th game as Arsenal manager this weekend as the Gunners look to strengthen their hopes of breaking into the top four with Sunday’s televised match against Watford.
Last Saturday’s 2-0 win at Leicester saw them leapfrog north London rivals Tottenham into sixth spot and they are 2/5 favourites to beat the Hornets this weekend.
Claudio Ranieri’s men lost at home to Southampton last week and are 7/1 to win at the Emirates, but let’s see what else is on offer in our Arsenal v Watford betting tips.
Arsenal are enjoying a nine-match unbeaten run in all competitions and are priced at 21/20 to win by at least two goals for the third consecutive game.
Arteta’s side have one of the best first-half records in the Premier League and have been ahead at the break in five of their last six games.
The hosts are 10/11 to win the opening 45 minutes, 11/10 to be ahead at half-time and full-time, while the Gunners to be at least two goals up at the interval, as they were against Tottenham, Aston Villa and Leicester recently, is 15/4.
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) November 3, 2021
Watford, of course, produced a stunning 5-2 victory at Everton in Ranieri’s first away game in charge of his new club, but Arsenal’s confidence is high and a similar outcome looks unlikely.
Arsenal are 9/5 to win and concede as they did against Spurs and Villa, and should have done against Leicester who were kept at bay time after time by keeper Aaron Ramsdale.
Watford are one of only two teams yet to keep a clean sheet this season but they have failed to score in six of their 10 matches, the second worst record behind Norwich, so the hosts to win to nil has to be considered at 29/20.
Arteta deployed a 4-4-1-1 at the King Power Stadium where Alexandre Lacazette played behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack.
💬 "An incredible and big journey! A lot has happened, not only at the football club but around the world."
👔 Mikel spoke to the press this morning on his first 100 games, Emile, and Watford… 👇
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 5, 2021
Arteta could name an unchanged side for Sunday’s game, although Kieran Tierney’s return to fitness could earn him a recall at left-back.
Joao Pedro made his first Premier League start last weekend playing behind Josh King in a 4-4-1-1 in the sole change to the Hornets side that had thrashed Everton, but was taken off at half-time.
Aubameyang and Lacazette are 3/1 and 10/3 respectively in the first goalscorer markets or 19/20 and 11/10 to find the net against the Premier League’s fourth leakiest defence.
Emile Smith Rowe bagged his third Premier League goal in five appearances last weekend and is 13/2 to break the deadlock or 12/5 to score, while Bukayo Saka is 7/1 and 5/2 in the two options in our Arsenal v Watford betting tips.
Ismaila Sarr and King are both 9/1 to bag the game’s opening goal from the Watford team, but the latter is 3/1 to score any time, while the former is 10/3.
Where: Emirates Stadium
When: 14:00, Sunday 7th November
How to watch: Sky Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication