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Matchup : Watford at Swansea
Date : 10/22/2016
Time : 10:00 EST
Spread : Swansea -0.25
Total : 2.5 Goals
Swansea fought hard at the Emirates stadium against Arsenal, but they didn't manage to take any points. They will be hosting Watford, who might not have been impressive but they took all 3 points from their last match.
Swansea (1-6-1) have been very competitive against Arsenal in their last match, as they never let go of the match, despite the 2-3 loss. The Swans managed to fight this match to the end, despite falling off by 0-2. They pushed for the equalizer, especially after the 70th minute, but the opposing goalkeeper neutralized their every attempt. Newly appointed coach Bob Bradley made his debut in this match, and he spoke of his team's bad reaction at Arsenal's first two goals, but he also praised his team's resilience, especially at the second half. Swansea haven't done so good this season, that's why they are sitting below the red line, so a win over Watford is a must. There have been goals from both sides and Over 2.5 goals in 6 out of Swansea's 7 matches so far in the season. Forward Llorente and winger Burrows are available once again, while Montero is a doubt.
On the other hand, Watford (3-3-2) managed to take a fragile 1-0 win against Middlesbrough on the road, in the first match after the international break. They are now sitting at the 10th spot of the Premier League with 11 points, 8 points away from the top. It was a dull match, with poor performances by both sides but also a very physical one. Watford did manage to score at the 54th minute with Jose Cholebas, and they kept their lead till the end with ease. Coach Walter Mazzari was satisfied from his team's result, but he was not impressed by their overall showing, while he also praised Cholebas for his performance. Watford have done very well in the Premier League lately, as they have won 3 of their last 5 matches (3-1-1), as they recorded their only loss in that span on the road against Burnley. Watford have been very decent at the offensive end (13 goals), as they have scored in 8 of their 9 matches so far, but they have been equally bad at the defensive end with just 1 clean sheet. Janmaat, Cathcart and Sinclair have been nursing injuries but could feature in this match, while Kenedy and Osaka have been ruled out.
Bob Bradley's debut on Swansea's bench was a pretty decent one, despite the loss to Arsenal, as they really challenged their opponents. Watford are coming off a lowly 1-0 victory against Middlesbrough, and they look like they are just getting into form. I expect coach Bradley to go for the win on this one, and looking at the statistics of the two teams, I can't help it but bet on the Over 2.5 Goals.
Prediction : Over 2.5 Goals (-107).
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