However, this should now be an additional motive for the popular “Hammers” to win a home win and thus they would have as many points in the account as Watford. These two teams had the same number of points before the last round, after which West Ham was defeated away at Brighton. At the same time Watford won a rather surprising home win over Chelsea.
For the Hammers, the Brighton defeat was also the first to have conceded in the last seven rounds, with two home draws against Bournemouth and Palace before that. Since they were eliminated from the Wigan FA Cup at the time, it is clear that coach Moyes will have to risk this season with struggling center-backs Fonte and Reid and striker Antonio. On the other hand, midfielders Obiang, Lanzini and Fernandes are injured, as well as strikers Arnautovic and Carroll, while defender Masuaku is suspended.
Today’s visitors were in a pretty bad position before the final round and the home match with yet another city rival, Chelsea, as they had three defeats and two draws in a row in the championship. In addition, they were eliminated from the Southampton FA Cup. All this has not discouraged the coach of the coach Gracia, however, and they have been right from the first minute on. You could just tell right away that they want more victory than their opponents.
When Bakkeroko was sent off in the 30th minute for the Blues, Watford had everything open and they ended up with a convincing 4-1 victory. In this duel, the new striker Deulofeu delivered a particularly good game, so we expect him against the “Hammers” from the first minute. Injury-related they will continue to relinquish goalkeeper Gomes, defenders Femenia, Cathcart, Britos, Kabasele, Kaboul and Wague, and midfielders Cleverley, Hughes and Chalobah.
West Ham – Watford TIP
Both teams to score / YES /