Premier League betting will see Brentford meet Watford on Friday night as they fight for the title. Watford has had an unusual season. Here are our football picks.
In an important match, two sides will be fighting for relegation outside London.
Brentford sits 13th in the table after 15 matches. This is seven points higher than the zone of relegation. Watford is 17th, just three points behind the bottom three.
Friday night will be calm in Brentford with clear skies, little wind, and calm temperatures. During the kickoff, temperatures are expected to reach 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Watford is a season that is extraordinary, despite their high standards of bizarreness and head-scratching moments.
Watford is the only league team to have lost more than 10 games. They also have drawn less than twice. Watford’s expected goal differential for 90 is lower (-0.74), which makes them less viable.
Watford is still in the middle of the pack when it comes to wins (44) and goalscoring metrics (4-4), however, this is due to a few strange outcomes. They defeated Everton by 5-2. This effectively ended Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure as Manchester United manager.
Their many wins and poor season prove that they are a terrible team. They will soon be in the relegation zone and must fight for survival.
Brentford was more consistent in this year’s win-draw record with four wins and five defeats. They beat Chelsea in the last 30 minutes and defeated Norwich 2-1.
Brentford’s numbers prove that they are strong enough to survive, just as Watford’s underlying figures can indicate they are relegation fodder. Their xG against indicates that they have room for improvement.
Tips & Predictions
Brentford is clearly a Premier League team that can get the results they desire.
Brentford and Watford are both in the Top 10 leagues in goals scored.
Watford has 20 goals to compare with 18.3xG. They also have the lowest shots per 90.
Emmanuel Dennis’s rise has been a key factor in the club’s success.
Joshua King’s reliability could make the difference between survival and relegation.
Brentford’s production is within expectations (19 goals, 18.7xG), however, their success will depend on how they use the opportunities presented to them.
Brentford’s attack is moving into a new era just like Watford. Ivan Toney joined COVID in the role of a striker. Toney is the leader in team assists (22) and expected assists (2.8 ). Toney’s hold-up play plays a vital role in the team’s attack as well as the success of Bryan Mbeumo, his strike partner.
Both teams have taken down key elements of their attack so we expect this one to be Under.
Prediction: Under 2.5