Watford vs Arsenal
English Premier League, England
Date: Sunday, 14th April 2019
Kick off at: 19.00 GMT
Venue: Vicarage Road, Watford, England
Still battling hard for securing top four finish, Arsenal are gunning for victory on Monday. Unai Emery’s side set for a tricky away battle as they face Watford at Vicarage Road.
Watford vs Arsenal Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves for this Premier League Monday match. Let’s take a look at the possible lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Foster(g);Janmaat, Catchart, Mariappa, Masina(def);Doucore, Capoue, Hughes, Pereyra(mid);Deulofeu, Deeney(att).
Expected Formation: 3-4-2-1
Probable Lineups: Leno(g);Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal(def);Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Kolasinac(mid); Ozil, Mkhitaryan(att mid); Aubameyang (att)
Before heading into this Monday Premier League encounter, both teams have been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LLWLL
The Hornets have been experiencing mixed results in their last five matches winning three and losing two of them. However, their confidence is on a high after winning their latest two matches in a row.
After beating Fulham 4-1 in the league, Javi Gracia’s men taking down Wolves 3-1 in FA Cup. Those two wins will give them much needed confidence boost ahead of Monday fixture.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WLWWW
Gunners have been in a pretty good form, winning four and losing one out of their latest five games. Their latest match was a massive 2-0 win over Napoli in their Europa League first leg tie.
That victory over I Partenopei could provide an extra boost for Emery’s side on Monday. Still stuck in a tight battle for top four finish, Gunners must keep on pushing for three points.
Gracia’s side still has some concern regarding Tom Cleverly, Penaranda and Quina who are doubtful. Watford will also hope that Gerard Deulofeu will be fit enough to start as he has been in a good run of form.
The home team will also rely on Roberto Pereyra shart display to help them getting goals. Watford are also expecting strong home support from their loyal fans.
Emeri doesn’t have any new long term injury trouble so far as Bellerin, Holding and Welbeck remained sidelined for Gunners. However, Sokratis Papastatopoulos and Lucas Torreira won’t be available due to suspension on Monday.
Gunners could give the nod for Aubameyant to start as the leading man up front. The former Borussia Dortmund man will be supported by Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil as attacking midfield players.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have been pretty tight with Gunners just edging it with three wins and two defeats.
Their last meeting was on September 29, 2018 which was won by Arsenal 2-0 at Emirates.
Gunners are keen on showcasing that they are not that bad on their away matches. Nevertheless, it will be a difficult tie for Emery’s side as Watford are also keen on victory.
The Hornets will try to take full advantage of playing at home with such strong support from their fans. The match could go either way as both teams have equal shot at beating each others.
Final Score: 1-1