The view of the opposition: Watford v West Ham
We provide analysis and the best bets as the Hammers travel to Vicarage Road on Sunday afternoon.
If Watford’s recent record is anything to go by, West Ham’s visit to Vicarage Road will live up to its 'Super Sunday' billing.
Matches involving the Hornets have featured 38 goals this season, a tally only bettered by Manchester City.
But, unlike the Premier League leaders, a poor recent defensive record is largely responsible.
Marco Silva’s side have conceded in each of their last seven matches, including once to Stoke, twice to West Brom and Swansea, and three times in an ugly capitulation at Everton last time out.
And of particular interest to David Moyes will be the hosts’ record from set-pieces.
Watford have conceded directly from a corner in six of their last seven matches, three of which have been headed goals from centre-backs.
As a result, Angelo Ogbonna, who has scored twice already this season, is an attractive long shot to find the net.
Backing the Hammers to score at least twice in the game also makes sense.
Unfortunately for Moyes, however, it’s rare that the Hornets don’t score themselves.
They have netted twice in five of their last six matches, and put three past Liverpool on the opening day of the season.
Regardless, the Hammers should be confident of securing at least a point at Vicarage Road.
Their hosts have lost their last three matches, and have won only one of their six home games this season.
West Ham have not lost any of their last four away from home, and came painfully close to victories at Burnley and Crystal Palace.
Back them not to lose, with both sides finding the net.
Double chance: Draw/West Ham and both teams to score –
West Ham to score more than 1.5 goals –
Angelo Ogbonna to score –