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Watford vs Chelsea 12/01/2021 Tips, English Premier League Forecast and Analysis

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Watford vs Chelsea 12-01-2021 Tips English Premier League Forecast and Analysis

Watford FC vs Chelsea FC – Table-topping Chelsea visit Watford in the resumption of the 2021-22 English Premier League season at the Vicarage Road on Wednesday, December 1 at 2:30 PM ET. The Blues are riding high on a six-game unbeaten run while the Hornets are looking to duplicate their emphatic win over Manchester United on November 20. The action can be viewed live at Premier Sports 2 and Amazon Prime Video while SofaScore will feature the fixture via livestream. The Thomas Tuchel-managed XI look to solidify their grip on the top spot and keep chasers in check in the early goings of the tournament while Watford hopes that a victory against Chelsea would pull them further out of relegation trouble. Online soccer betting odds favor a win by the Blues who sport a more superior offense compared to their counterparts.

Watford vs Chelsea 12/01/2021

When: Wednesday, December 1, 2:30 PM ET
Where: Vicarage Road, Watford, England
TV: Premier Sports 2
Stream: SofaScore

Watford

Currently clinging into 16th place, the Hornets (4-1-7, 13 points) gave their retention chances a breath of life with an emphatic 4-1 win over perennial Premier League powerhouse Manchester United on November 20. Joshua King and Ismaila Sarr gave Watford a 2-0 lead in the first half with goals in the 28th and 44th minute. Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis ensured the Hornets three points with injury-time goals in the span of four minutes. Ben Foster was a force between the pipes for Watford as he was able to block Manchester United’s opportunistic shots to help his team win. Sarr, Dennis and King will be the booters to watch for the Hornets as they try to stun another EPL titan in Chelsea.

Players to Watch: Ismaila Sarr (5 goals); Emmanuel Dennis (4 goals, 5 assists); Joshua King (4 goals, 2 assists); Kiko Fermenia (2 assists), Joao Pedro (1 goal, 1 assist); Cucho Hernandez (1 goal, 1 assist).

Chelsea

The Blues (9-2-1, 29 points) held on to the top spot as they blanked Leicester City on November 20. Antonio Ruediger, N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic netted goals to help Chelsea secure their fifth win in six games. The victory kept the Thomas Tuchel-mentored Blues ahead of second-running Manchester City. The XI are solid on both sides on the pitch as they are second in goals scored and first in defense as they have only allowed four goals. The offense has been balanced with 15 players scoring at least one goal. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, on the other hand, has been great on defense as he registered seven clean sheets and allowed four goals in 11 games.

Players to Watch: Reece James (4 goals, 4 assists); Mason Mount (3 goals, 2 assists); Romelu Lukaku (3 goals); Ben Chilwell (3 goals, 1 assist); Kai Havertz (2 goals).

Watford vs Chelsea Betting Numbers

Odds

Watford vs Chelsea 12/01/2021

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Watford +1.25 (-124) 2.75 o (-110) +585
Chelsea -1.25  (+102) 2.75 u (-112) -217
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Summary: Online soccer picks and parlays are in favor of Chelsea winning the match against Watford and retaining their lead in the English Premier League. The Blues are expected to use their balanced scoring against Watford, which will need to depend on their defense to beat their high-ranking foes.

Moneyline: A Watford victory merits a +585 moneyline while favored Chelsea holds a -217 moneyline. A draw merits a +330 moneyline for the match.

Pick: Chelsea will emerge victorious in the match over Watford, 3-0.