Chelsea and Watford play at Stamford Bridge in a match of the 28th round of the Barclays Premier League. In the last clash between these teams in this competition, Chelsea won away by 1-2. The record of recent direct clashes favors the home team, who in the last 4 matches won 2 and drew 2. In this match the home factor could play a decisive role as Watford has shown differences in performance in their games at home and as a visitor.
The home team disputes against Watford a late match of the 28 round, after 28 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in their league games so far.
Chelsea return to play at home for the English Championship trying to maintain the great performance that has been showing to engage their fifth consecutive victory in the competition, but enter into a quiet field because it already has the title guaranteed. As principal, the team has the second best campaign of the championship, being that it conquered forty-five of the fifty-one points that disputed until then. Their attack at home is the most efficient of all, having scored forty-six goals in seventeen matches, and in eight of them the defense did not concede a goal. This game is about to get under way, so lets give you the team news, the home team have opted for a 3-4-2-1 formation with Azpilicueta in the defensive end. Antonio Conte will have the entire team in front of Watford. Maybe he will make some changes in team because they have already won the title in Premier League.
Probable lineup: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Peter, Hazard; Costa.
This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 1 win, 2 draws and 12 defeats as a visitor, with a total of 6 goals scored and 31 conceded.
Watford enters the field for their penultimate match for the English Premier League needing to rediscover the path of victory to try to soften the good moment that lives in the competition, since coming from four consecutive defeats. However, the team is practically no longer at risk of relegation. As a visitor, the team failed to make a good campaign throughout the championship, having won only twelve of the fifty-four points so far. Their out-of-home attack is one of the most ineffective with only twelve goals scored in eighteen games, and in eleven of them they failed to clear the scoring. For that match, the manager should be maintaining the team in 3-5-2, with Holebas in the midfield. Walter Mazzarri will not have at his disposal Kaboul, Pereyra R and Zarate M.
Probable lineup: Gomes, Eleftheriou, Prodl, Mariappa, Janmaat, Behrami, Doucoure, Capoue, Holebas, Okaka, Deeney.
Chelsea vs Watford Prediction
This duel features as protagonists two teams that have done very different campaigns throughout the English Championship. While Chelsea is already assured, Watford spent much of the competition at the bottom of the table and can still be reached by the first team in the relegation zone in number of points, but the tie-breaker criteria alleviate the club’s situation. The home team is the owner of the best attack of the league, standing out in the stands, the individual plays and the counterattacks. Watford has a weak attack, and also has many defensive problems, especially in the coverage of the sides. So, as we will have the best team in the field playing at home against a weak team, it is a good option to bet on Asian Handicap next to Chelsea.