Chelsea vs Watford vs Chelsea Live English Premier League on Wednesday, 26 December 2018, Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET at Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium (Watford)
Watford FC and Chelsea FC will face off in their match against Boxing Day. The form of the Hornets has seen a massive increase in recent weeks. They won two and tied in one of the last games of the league, scoring seven impressive goals. Watford is looking to make three consecutive wins here after his success against Cardiff City (3-2) and West Ham (0-2).
The 4-4-2 formation of Javi Gracia with Troy Deeney, accompanied by Gerard Deulofeu in the last third, should be fantastic for the Hornets. The Spanish striker has scored one goal in each of his last two games for Watford. While Deeney also went blank on Saturday against West Ham at the London Stadium. Such a form helped Watford climb to seventh place in the standings. They have won five victories and four home defeats in the season so far.
Chelsea vs Watford: head to head
- Chelsea was on the winning streak in three games against Watford.
- However, the series ended in early February of this year when the Hornets defeated the Blues 4-1 against the Blues at Vicarage Road Stadium.
- In the last three H2H games, the goals have been scored at both ends and up to five goals.
CHELSEA VS WATFORD: Prediction
The fans praised Maurizio Sarri after an impressive 2-0 victory over the reigning Manchester City champion three weeks ago. However, training with Eden Hazard as a “fake 9” did not impress the following games. The Blues have more and more difficult to score over time. They have scored just one goal in the last two games (1-0 win in the League Cup over Bournemouth and a 0-2 loss to Leicester City in the Premier League).
Watford tends to leave a lot of space in the back, but they enter the night with a lot of enthusiasm and we do not really see them as strangers in the Boxing Day showdown with Chelsea, which is no longer in shape. The win or draw at home seems to be 2.10, while we will be brave enough and we will return to the Watford heat to get a score of three points in the exorbitant 5.25 rating.
CHELSEA VS WATFORD: betting tips
- The Watford draw or double luck at 2.15 (23/20)
- So, Watford wins @ 5.25 (17/4)