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