Glad to make a return to North London for their season finale this weekend, Arsenal will face off against Watford on Sunday afternoon in what is a make or break contest for the Hornets.
Hit with a shock 1-0 defeat away at another relegation scrapper in Aston Villa earlier in the week, the Gunners have failed to build off of their back-to-back victories against Manchester City and Liverpool and have seen any chance of a European finish wiped off the table.
On the flip side, completely blown away by the now-former champions in a 4-0 drumming on Tuesday, Watford have seen themselves drop back into the bottom-three thanks to their goal difference and now face an unenviable task this weekend.
Continuing to show some glaring issues on the road, Sunday’s guests should also be concerned by their worrying record against Arsenal.
Collecting just a single point over their previous four matchups against Sunday’s hosts, you might be interested to know that the Gunners can be found priced at 1/1 with 888Sport to make a return to winning ways in their finale.
Arsenal show their inconsistencies
While Arsenal really appeared to be turning a corner last week, the Gunners were back to their worst in midweek and Mikel Arteta will have growing concerns over his side’s inconsistencies.
Despite booking their spot in the final of this year’s FA Cup thanks to victory over Manchester City at Wembley, the Gunners were hit with a shock 1-0 loss away at Villa Park on Tuesday night.
With it confirmed that they can not finish any higher than eighth and an automatic European finish wiped off the table, Sunday’s hosts have managed to win just one of their previous four Premier League contests.
With that sole victory coming in a turnaround win against newly-crowned champions Liverpool at the Emirates last week, Arteta will be glad to make a return to home soil this weekend.
Despite their extended problems away from the Emirates, Arsenal are unbeaten in their last eight straight top-flight contests in North London, collecting 20 points.
You might be interested to know, including their 2-1 win against Liverpool last week, the Gunners have bagged over 1.5 goals in five of their eight matchups in the capital. A similar outcome for Sunday’s hosts can be found priced at 8/11 with Betfair.
Watford in a crisis
Hit with a 4-0 drumming at home against Manchester City in midweek and watching their goal difference take another critical blow, the Hornets appear to be a side in a crisis.
Shocking many across the Premier League as they sacked Nigel Pearson out of the blue last week, Watford have dropped back into the bottom-three and face an unenviable trip across London this weekend.
Likely to still be reeling from what was a woeful first-half display in their 3-1 hammering against West Ham, Sunday’s guests have continued to show some rather glaring issues on the road.
Including that drumming at the London Stadium last week, caretaker boss Hayden Mullins finds his side in the midst of a five-match losing run away from Vicarage Road.
Along with collecting just a single point over their last seven Premier League contests on their travels, it should also be noted that Watford have managed to bag just a single away strike in over 450 minutes of action.
You might be interested to know, the Hornets can be found priced at 9/4 with Bet365 to draw another blank on their season finale this weekend.