After a boring international break, the Premier League returns and, along with that, several of our key players are back and ready to replicate their form from last season.
We host Watford at the London Stadium on Saturday and there’s no reason why shouldn’t be expecting to come away with all three points – we’re good enough, and the return of Dimitri Payet, Sofiane Feghouli and Manuel Lanzini will boost our chances.
It’s our first 3pm Saturday kick-off of the season, which presents the perfect opportunity for loads of beers and loads of gambling – if you’re that way inclined.
Anyway, if you’re planning on betting on the game on Saturday, here are a number of stats and infographics, courtesy of Kick-Off.co.uk, you need to check out before parting with your hard earned cash…
As you can see from the above graphic, we’ve got a pretty good record against Watford at home.
We’ve won four of the last six against them on home soil and have scored 14 goals and conceding just six in against them in the Premier League era. This should give you a good indication of what the outcome could be on Saturday, but it’s the both teams to score and Over/Under markets that might be worth looking at here.
The last two meetings with Watford at home have seen both teams scoring, while 50% of our recent meetings have ended with over 2.5 goals.
Our overall recent record against Watford (above) is a bit of a mixed back – two wins, two draws and two defeats.
However, we’ve still got the upper hand over them in the Premier League era. We’ve beaten them nine times and lost just twice, scoring 25 goals in 14 games.
In terms of the Both Teams to Score market, eight of our 14 top-flight meetings have seen both sides find the back of the net – meaning it’s probably worth a punt.
As you can see from the graphic above, our home form over the last 20 games is pretty impressive – just three defeats in that time. Of course, we’re playing at a new home stadium now but that doesn’t mean to say we can’t continue enjoying that kind of success in East London.
Watford’s away record, on the other hand, isn’t too great over the same 20 game period – 10 defeats and just six wins, conceding 32 goals in the process.
That should point to a comfortable West Ham victory – but you never know with us, do you?
Ultimate Form Guide
The below graphic outlines both sides’ form over the last 10 league games. As you can see, West Ham have performed better than Watford all but one category.
Does this point to a certain West Ham win? Definitely not, but it should help you decide where to put your money if you’re betting on this game…
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