Watford v Chelsea betting tips: Blues hard to breach
Watford v Chelsea betting tips and odds
Chelsea will hope to maintain their fine record against Wednesday’s opponents as we examine some Watford v Chelsea betting tips.
The Blues saw their lead at the top of the Premier League cut to one point after being held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Watford were beaten 4-2 at Leicester earlier in the day but have a wretched record against Chelsea.
Chelsea have lost only one of their last 18 matches against Watford in all competitions and have won seven of their previous eight meetings.
Thomas Tuchel’s side were breached for only the fifth time in the Premier League this season in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United and are 23/20 to prevail to nil.
There have been at least three goals scored in 12 of their last 13 encounters and both teams have netted in four successive clashes at Vicarage Road.
Watford had scored just once in four home matches prior to their 4-1 victory over Manchester United.
Watford boss Claudio Ranieri has gone with a 4-1-4-1 system in recent matches with Josh King primarily playing through the middle.
Daniel Bachmann replaced the injured Ben Foster in goal at Leicester while Emmanuel Dennis will be assessed after sustaining a knock against the Foxes.
The Hornets have not kept a clean sheet all season and with Chelsea’s array of options in attack, Ranieri may decide to be a little more cautious in this contest.
Chelsea’s 3-4-2-1 formation has worked wonders under Tuchel, allowing full-backs Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Marcos Alonso the freedom to attack down the flanks.
Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Romelu Lukaku all came off the bench against Manchester United and could be in contention to start at Vicarage Road.
Norway international King is in fine form for Watford, scoring five goals in as many matches.
Joshua King from the spot 🎯
Five for the season now for our No.7 🇳🇴👊 pic.twitter.com/eMkkgOvgki
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) November 28, 2021
Lukaku made his first appearance for over a month when stepping off the bench against United for the final eight minutes.
All four of Jorginho’s goals this season have been from the penalty spot and he is 14/5 to get on the scoresheet for the second successive game.
Where: Vicarage Road
When: 19:30, Wednesday 1st December
How to watch: Amazon Prime
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication