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Chelsea vs. Watford predictions & picks

by Covers.com
Updated On: July 2, 2020, 3:19 pm ET

Chelsea (-250) vs Watford (+650, Draw +350)

Quick Hitter

Chelsea has been one of the top attacking teams in the EPL this season. Not only are they fouth in the league in goals, but they're also second in both shots on target and corners taken. So you know Frank Lampard's squad are generating plenty of scoring chances even if they don't always put the ball in the net. Expect them to push the pace and bet on an early corner in this match.

Pick: Time of first corner - Before 7:00 (-120)

 

 

Team/Player Prop

Defensive midfielder Étienne Capoue has been an absolute workhorse for Watford, tied for third in the EPL in interceptions and tied for 13th in tackles with 73. 

Expect him to put in a busy shift against a Chelsea side that has an impressive 57.3 percent possession rate. Bet on Capoue to have more than three tackles in the match.

Pick: Étienne Capoue - Over three tackles (+138)

 

Total Bet

Chelsea has cashed on the Over 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 13 matches across all competitions, while the Hornets have hit the O2.5 in eight of their previous 13 EPL contests. The Over 2.5 has also cashed in seven consecutive matches in the head to head. The O2.5 is a no-brainer even at -138.

Pick: Over 2.5 goals (-138)

 

Side Bet

It doesn't take much more than a quick look at the table to see that Chelsea is clearly the better team in this matchup. The Blues shouldn't have much trouble pulling off the win at home, especially given Watford's current poor form with one draw and three losses over their previous four contests.

The Blues have won six of the last seven matches in the head-to-head, including three victories in a row.  With Chelsea having scored in the first half in six of their last seven matches in EPL play, we like Chelsea-Chelsea on the half time/full time bet.

Pick: Half Time/Full Time - Chelsea/Chelsea (+110)

 

Chelsea vs Watford Premier League Betting Card  

  • Time of first corner - Before 7:00 (-120)
  • Étienne Capoue - Over three tackles (+138)
  • Over 2.5 goals (-138)
  • Half Time/Full Time - Chelsea/Chelsea (+110)