West Ham vs Watford predictions and odds: Premier League preview and tips

West Ham and Watford face off at the London Stadium on Friday with both teams knowing a win should be enough to keep them in the Premier League.

With the two sides locked on 34 points with three games to go, a victory for either in this high-stakes relegation showdown is likely to guarantee their place in the top flight for another season.

The Hammers are currently 16th in the table, level on points with 17th-placed Watford, with both sides sitting three points ahead of 18th-placed Bournemouth.

The Hammers and the Hornets both won last time out, beating Norwich City and Newcastle United respectively.

A win for either team in this huge six-pointer would be enormous in the battle against the drop, while the losers would remain in the sights of Aston Villa and a Bournemouth side who thrashed Leicester before giving a spirited display against Manchester City at the Etihad.

West Ham have lost only one of their last four matches and sealed Norwich’s relegation with a thumping, while Watford claimed back-to-back home victories over the Canaries and Newcastle.

Reason for West Ham vs. Watford predictions:

  • Both teams scored in 10 of West Ham’s last 14 Premier League home games.
  • Both teams scored in each of the last two meetings between West Ham and Watford.
  • Watford lost each of their last four Premier League away games.
  • West Ham avoided defeat in five of their last eight Premier League home matches.

It is a massive game for both sides, but a draw would, arguably, not be the worst result in the world for either. Both teams are certainly capable of scoring goals.

West Ham United 2-1 @ 10/1

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