Watford and West Ham United face at Vicarage Road Stadium, in a match for the 3rd round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in the last 4 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 12.05-2019, in a Premier League match that ended West Ham United’s victory by (1-4). The goals of the match were scored by Deulofeu (46 ‘), for Watford, and M. Noble (15′ e 78 ‘), M. Lanzini (39’) and M. Arnautović (71 ‘), for West Ham United. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since West Ham United presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
Currently in the 20th position, the home team did not win any points so far. On the 1st day he lost at home with Brighton & Hove Albion by (0‑3). On the following day, the final score registered a defeat by (1-0) in the visit to Everton. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 27 suffered; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 21 goals scored and 22 suffered. In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Watford won 5, drew 1 and lost 4. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 17 of their last 22 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals.
Watford is not having a start to the season as he had imagined and currently has two defeats in a row, the last against Everton, 1-0. The most surprising result, because of the refusal, was on the first day, at home, when he lost 0-3 with Brighton. The set oriented by Javi Gracia exhibits several weaknesses in his style of play, especially in the offensive sector. Despite playing at home, the local club must present a more cautious strategy, exploiting only counterattacks. In doubt for this game are Isamila Sarr, Domingos Quina and Chalobah.
West Ham United :
The visiting team is currently in 15th position, with 1 point conquered. In his premiere he lost at home against Manchester City by (0‑5). On the 2nd day, he tied out against Brighton & Hove Albion by (1‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, West Ham United won 5, drew 1 and lost 4. Their defense has not been very solid, since they suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games.
West Ham United comes for this game after a 1-1 draw against Brighton, adding the second consecutive game without a victory in this competition: the team’s only goal was scored by Chicharito. We remember that the visitors started the league with a strong defeat with Manchester City, 0-5. In this match against Watford, the experienced coach Manuel Pellegrini should favor a more supported style of play, that is, he will attack through organized attacks. By observing the individual performance of each player, you can see that Mexican forward Javier Hernández, also known as Chicharito, is the best gunner, with 1 goal scored. There are no major absences for this game.