Watford host Arsenal at Vicarage road this weekend as both teams battle it out for their respective first league win of the Season.
With a point to show for both teams in their first two Premier League games, it should be an interesting encounter between the sides who currently sits 13th and 14th on the Premier League table.
Watford being our focal point in this write-up are currently under a new manager Walter Mazzarri who isn’t having it easy in the Premier League so far with a draw against Southampton and a late loss to Chelsea coupled with a shock defeat to Gillingham in the EFL cup. The Hornets however will look to make a statement against an Arsenal side who also will be looking to win their first 3 points of the season.
Watford lost heavily to Arsenal (0-3 and 4-0) in both legs of their Premier League game last season conceding 7 goals while scoring none in the process but they will take solace and courage in their shock 2-1 win at the Emirates which dumped the Gunners out of the FA Cup last season.
Player(s) to watch
Watford do not really have a threat yet as it seems most of the players are still trying to find their feet in the team under the new gaffer, Walter Mazzarri. However, Frenchman Etienne Capoue has risen above others as he has scored Watford’s 2 goals so far this season. Even at that, the duo of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo can’t be overlooked as both can upset any team on their day.
Tactics and Possible Line-Up
Previously, coach Mazzarri has favoured what looked like a 3-5-2 formation with Deeney and Ighalo upfront but with the arrival of experienced defender Younès Kaboul, Daryl Janmaat and former Juventus Midfielder Roberto Pereyra, there might be some slight changes to how they appear against an Arsenal side who loves possessive football.
Gomez; Cathcart; Kaboul; Prodl; Britos
Behrami; Amrabat; Capoue; Zuniga
I’m definitely going for an easy win for Arsenal with Giroud, Ozil and Koscielny fully back now.