Arsenal take on Watford in the Premier League this afternoon in what promises to be another tricky game in their ever-harder fight to make it into the top four.
The Gunners are currently 13 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham and have just two wins from their last nine in the league – no wonder various EPL Betting Tips point towards both teams to score as a pretty safe banker!
Arsene Wenger relieved the pressure on himself a little this week with a Europa League victory at AC Milan, but their truly shocking league form surely means anything is possible against the Hornets.
Let’s not forget, Watford beat Arsenal 2-1 earlier in the season, and it’s that lack of ‘cojones’ that Troy Deeney referred to afterwards that so often sees the clubs slip up in matches like this.
Though that would also be doing a disservice to Watford and their fine current form, with their last five games bringing three wins, one draw and just one defeat going into this trip to the Emirates Stadium.
Having started strongly under Marco Silva, Watford slipped a little in the middle of the season but now look back to their best under Javi Gracia.
Arsenal’s win in Milan may convince everyone that the team’s best hope of getting into the Champions League is through winning the Europa League – and don’t be surprised if that is indeed confirmed by the end of today.
PREDICTION: Arsenal 1-1 Watford