The slab was a fact for Watford before the break. From having been up and down at the European stadiums, losing three matches on the rake. Is the straight way down the table waiting now? This may well be a guide as to whether or not this is the case.
The fact that Watford is going to challenge the places in Europe is at least doubtless they will not. Not close to it, especially as the injury situation looks and looks. Anyway; a ninth place they are currently parking is beyond expectations.
And again to the injury situation; In front of the match, at least six players are definitely out and four insecure. Among the first category, among others; Sebastian Prödl and turned off Troy Deeney. Big break.
West Ham, on the other hand, has delivered under all criticisms. When they were the worst, they have been terribly miserable – and unfortunately, for their part, it has become a lot of that product so far. The club is third place and at one of the places leading down to the Championship, of course, they do not belong at home. Just up now? The stay may have been good for them.
With guests, Slaven Bilic has left as head coach and in-house David Moyes has arrived. Direct effect on it?
Like the opponents, West Ham is likely to come to play with major breakdowns. Javier Hernandez, or Chicharito, as he is called, is missing injuries and midfielder José Fonte is hesitant for play.
“Watford going down, West Ham up”
Watford goes down in the table, West Ham up. That is my definite opinion. See the latter as an upper half material, while Watford should drop a few snaps. However, the bottom line must be avoided.
Anyway; Watford has become a clear favorite. They raided three straight losses before the breakdown, in the final last 2-0 to 2-3 dropped to a Everton out of shape, and has a nightmare like absence list.
West Ham has not managed to disprove the critics, but the feeling is that it will turn around – and that’s possible at any time. The squad is too strong to be down in the absolute bottom layer of the table. And even though the shape has been small-scale; three straight crossing on the road. Now they have a new coach in David Moyes and just coaches usually give a positive effect – at least in the short term.
The stay may have made West Ham good and we think they are knocking at least one point on Vicarage Road.
Our Prediction: West Ham win @ 2.11