Friday traditionally sees the opening fixtures in the national tournaments, including the top-flight ones, take the place of the European competitions. Even the English Premier League this time starts the day’s play this evening. First up will be neighbours Brentford and Watford from London. Which of them is stronger now? Specially for the website analytical forecast for the match of the clubs in the APL on December 10, 2021. Match odds can be found at 1xbet nigeria.
Brentford are keeping a comfortable distance from the relegation zone for now
The Bees are actually making their Premier League debut this season. The team once played in England’s top division, but a long time ago, in the middle of the last century. Now, as a newcomer, the team is doing quite well. However, the current comfortable position is primarily due to a strong start. Taking advantage of an underestimated opponent, the debutants won three times in the first 7 rounds and picked up 12 points. But then, as expected, Thomas Frank’s side started to lose. Something started to happen again only in late autumn: 3-3 against Newcastle, 1-0 against Everton. And they should have beaten Leeds in the last round, but Bamford stole two points with a goal in the extra minutes.
Watford are only occasionally happy for their fans.
The Hornets have looked good enough at the start of the season. But when could anything have stopped the eccentric Pozzo family, the team owners? They made a rather surprising bid for the little-known Hisco Munoz a year ago. And this summer they sacked the Spaniard, although he brought the team back to the Premier League, after which he scored quite regularly with his charges in the Premiership. But the Italians have called on their countryman, Ranieri. Claudio has had a rather inconsistent output so far. With him, the team beat Everton (5-2) and Manchester United (4-1) in style – and it was after that that Ole Gunnar Solskjær was sacked. That said, the team lose most of their meetings, causing them to dangle at the bottom of the table…
Watford have fallen to the Championship on more than one occasion, so have played Brentford there. Now the Hornets still have the advantage with 3 wins in 6 matches. But the Bees have fared better in the 2020/21 season: 1-1 away, 2-0 at home.
Brentford’s games always turn out to be quite spectacular. And Watford, especially under Ranieri, do not close down in defence either. We’ll put our money on “more than 2.5 goals” (the odds are 1.98).