Watford vs Chelsea Predictions, EPL Picks, Betting Tips, 7/4/2020
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Danny Welbeck and Watford (6-10-16, 17th in EPL) play Chelsea (16-6-10, 4th in EPL) at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, July 4, 2020. The probable starting goaltenders are Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea and Ben Foster for Watford. The moneyline on this contest has Chelsea coming in at -356 and Watford are at +1082. The total has been set at 3.
Watford comes into this matchup with a record of 6 victories, 10 draws, and 16 defeats ranking them 17th in EPL. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 28 goals which has them sitting at 18th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -20, ranking them 17th in the EPL. When it comes to shots on target, they have a total of 96 which has them sitting at 18th in the EPL. As a team, Watford has a total of 365 fouls which means they have an average of 11.4 fouls per game. They have a total of 28 points for the season and they are averaging an attendance of 20,837.
Danny Welbeck is one of the players to watch for the Hornets. The forward from England has appeared in 226 contests in his career and has played a total of 12,274 minutes. During that time, the 28-year-old has scored 44 goals and has assisted on 22 goals. He has a career average of 54.3 mins per game. Welbeck has been a starter in 132 contests and has committed 133 fouls over the course of that period. When it comes to shots on target, Welbeck has a total of 156 which is 62nd among active players and 37th among forwards. Craig Cathcart is another player to watch out for on the team from Watford. The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland has connected on 11 goals in his career which has him ranking 192nd out of active players in soccer. He has totaled 25,854 minutes which has him ranking 22nd among active defenders and has an average of 84.5 mins per game which has him ranking 37th in soccer. Over the course of his professional soccer career, he has produced 27 shot on target which has him ranking 56th among active defenders.
The man protecting the goal for the Hornets is Ben Foster from England. He has totaled 37,713 mins in net over the course of his career. Foster has surrendered an average of 1.41 goals per 90 minutes over the course of his career which ranks him 27th among active goalies in the Premier League. For his career, he has surrendered 589 goals. He has a career save % of .711 which ranks him 18th out of all active goalies.
Chelsea is the team standing on the sideline and for the 2020 campaign they sit with 16 wins, 6 draws, and 10 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are ranked 5th in the EPL with +13. They currently have a total of 57 goals for the year. Chelsea has a team save % of .563 which currently has them ranked 20th in the EPL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have an average attendance of 40,563 putting them at 9th in the EPL.
One of the hardest players to defend for the Blues is Olivier Giroud. The 32 year-old has delivered 135 balls into the back of the net in his career. He is ranked 13th among active forwards in assists with 47 and has totaled 403 shots on target. He has totaled 22,763 mins and has an average of 66.4 mins per appearance. Another name to know on this squad is Tammy Abraham. The forward from England has scored 66 goals in the time he's played soccer which puts him at 28th among active forwards. He also has committed 108 fouls.
In net for the Blues is Kepa Arrizabalaga who has had a solid career by surrendering only 1.18 goals per 90 minutes and that has him ranked 13th in professional soccer. In the 15,695 mins he's been on the field in his career, he has surrendered 206 goals. His career save % is .698 which has him ranked 24th among all goalkeepers still active in professional soccer.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Watford (+1082)
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