Watford and West Ham United meet at Vicarage Road Stadium, in a match for the 38th round of the Premier League. Watford won out (0-2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 12-22-2018. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 19-11-2017, in a match for the Premier League which ended with Watford’s victory by (2-0). The goals of the match were scored by W. Hughes (11 ‘) and Richarlison (64’) for Watford. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 50 points won, after 14 wins, 8 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Chelsea by (3-0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 19 conceded. For the league, Watford won 15 points out of 30 possible points, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 12 of the last 18 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 37 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 20 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Watford leaves for this match with a defeat, 3-0, in the displacement to the Chelsea ground, registering in this way the third consecutive game without beating in this competition. Despite this, we emphasize that the locals are making a positive championship and still calmly in the middle of the qualifying table. On this day, against West Ham, coach Javi Gracia must adopt the usual 4-4-2, privileging the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks: Roberto Pereyra is the main organizer of the game, being the owner of great quality of pass and vision of game. Deeney and Deulofeu are the best Watford scorers, with 9 goals scored each. For this game the coach of the house can not count on Domingos Quina, Sebastian Prodl, Capoué and Miguel Britos, all with physical problems, but still the last two can be recovered.
West Ham United:
The away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 49 points won, after 14 wins, 7 draws and 16 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Tottenham Hotspur, by (0-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Southampton, by (3-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 22 conceded. In the last 10 away league matches West Ham United has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 30 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 11 of the last 18 they played there were less than 3 goals. In 37 matches in this competition, he only managed 3 comebacks in the 20 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
West Ham United reached this day with a 3-0 victory at the reception at Southampton, totaling in this way the second successive win in this competition: the goals of the three points were scored by Fredericks and Arnautovic (2). It is important to underline that the visiting club won only 5 of the 18 away games. In this game against Watford, we believe that coach Manuel Pellegrini will act in 4-3-3, privileging the defensive organization and passes in depth for Arnautovic: this player is very competent at the time of finishing. On the other hand, Lanzini is the great organizer of the offensive process, being a player with great technical quality and vision of the game.