Free EPL Pick Watford vs. Chelsea
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Chelsea vs. Watford
Date: Sunday May 22
Time: 04:00 PM
Venue: Stamford Bridge
EPL Moneyline Odds: Watford 1700 / Draw 700/ Chelsea -700
EPL Spread Betting Odds: Watford 0.5 / Chelsea -0.5
EPL Betting Total: 2.5
Heading into this matchup, Watford is the 0.5-goal underdogs. Through 37 matches, they have covered this margin 12 times. As for the Chelsea FC, they enter the match as -0.5 goal favorites. Through 37 matches, they have won by this margin 35 times.
Watford travels to take on Chelsea FC, with an above .500 record, at 6-5-26. In their last match, Watford fell to Leicester City by a score of 5-1. So far, Watford has turned in 18 performances with one goal or less. While on defense, Watford’s defense has given up at least two goals 7 times this year.
So far, Watford is the 18th-rated scoring team, averaging 0.86 goals per 90 minutes of action. In terms of defense, Watford is near the MLS average, giving up 1.95 goals per 90 minutes (18th).
Heading into the match, Emmanuel Dennis leads the Watford with 10 goals through 33 matches. Behind him is Cucho, who has also found the net 5 times. In terms of goalie play, Watford has gotten good performances from Ben Foster. On the season, opposing teams have accumulated 172 shots on target, in which Foster has turned away at a rate of 58.6%. This percentage is good for 1st in the MLS.
Chelsea FC will host Watford, with an above .500 record, at 20-11-6. London comes into this match off having played to a 1-1 draw against Leicester City. So far, Chelsea FC has turned in 7 performances with one goal or less. On defense, Chelsea FC has played 7 games in which they held their opponent to one goal or less.
Through 37 matches, Chelsea FC has found the net, 117, placing them 3rd in the MLS with a per 90 average of 1.97. Defensively, Chelsea is off to a good start, ranking 3rd in scoring defense. So far, the team is giving up an average of just 0.84 goals per 90 minutes.
Heading into the match, Mason Mount leads the Chelsea FC with 11 goals through 31 matches. Behind him is Romelu Lukaku, who has also found the net 8 times. To start the season, goalie Edouard Mendy is turning home goals at a rate near the league average. This has come with Chelsea FC’s opponents having generated a total of 104 shots on target. Mendy is saving these attempts at a rate of 73.6%.
Free Watford vs Chelsea EPL Prediction:
When looking at each team’s scoring opportunites, Chelsea FC holds the edge in attacking area possessions, ranking 3rd in the league. On the other side, Watford is just 19th in the same category. In terms of attacking possessions, not only does Chelsea have the advantage on offense, but they have also done an excellent job at limiting the opportunites of their opponent, ranking 3rd in attacking possessions allowed. Their figure compares favorably to Watford’s defense which is ranked 16th in the same department.
On offense, Chelsea has been able to generate shots at a higher rate than Watford. So far, Chelsea ranks 3rd in shots taken compared to Watford at 19th For the year, Watford has turned 8.0% of their shot into goals. As for Chelsea, their current shooting percentage is 11.0%. So far, 31.5% of Watford’s shots have been on target. On the other side, Chelsea has a season-long on target percent of 33.7%. For Watford, they have converted on 25.0% of these on-target shots compared to Chelsea at 34.0%.
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