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Chelsea vs Watford Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

15:04 SAST 2019/05/03
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With Sarri's men and the Hornets both looking less than solid at the back, Al Hain-Cole expects goals at both ends when they meet at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea can take a major step towards Champions League qualification when they welcome Watford to Stamford Bridge in Sunday’s Premier League clash.

The Blues go into the weekend two points clear of fifth with two games left to play, although they have failed to win any of their last three matches.

Latest odds

Having won seven and lost none of their last 11 home games against this opposition, they are 2/5 (1.40) favourites with bet365 to give their top four credentials a significant boost by returning to winning ways here.

Javi Gracia’s men have lost three of their last four league matches on the road, but can be backed at 6/1 (7.00) to pull off a shock win in this one.

None of the last five meetings between this pair have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 15/4 (4.75) on this one finishing up all square.

Team news

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger are the only injury doubts for the hosts, having both been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Craig Cathcart is a doubt after coming off injured against Wolves last weekend, while Domingos Quina is ruled out after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Goals at both ends

While they have lost 10 and won just one of the last 13 encounters, the Hornets have at least made life difficult for Chelsea by scoring 11 times in the most recent five.

Having found the net in 10 of their last 12 fixtures, they will certainly back themselves to get on target once again considering Maurizio Sarri’s team has only kept four clean sheets in 15 league games - conceding in each of their last five consecutive fixtures.

Predictions

All in all, odds of 4/5 (1.80) look like solid value on both teams getting on target for Watford’s 10th game in 11, as well as the sixth in a row versus this opposition.

All odds correct at time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 4/5 (1.80) with bet365