European Weekend Banker: Chelsea FC vs. Watford FC

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It’s been an amazing end to the season for our Banker plays going 5-2 in the previous 7 weeks. To wrap up the big major leagues across European football we bring you our Banker this weekend from the Premier League. Below, we’ll break down the EPL odds and share a winning soccer pick!

Chelsea FC vs. Watford FC 

Sunday, May 22, 2022 – 11:00 AM EDT at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea's FA Cup Defeat Recap

Chelsea FC have fallen short yet again at Wembley against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in penalty shoot-outs, losing both the EFL Cup and the FA Cup final on penalties to Liverpool. How will Chelsea bounce back from this defeat is the big question.  

If they wish to remain in 3rd position, they must secure a win in one of their two remaining games as Tottenham will likely beat Norwich on the final day of the season. Chelsea FC play Leicester City FC on Thursday, so we will have to determine the result of that game. 

If the Blues beat Leicester, they will confirm 3rd position and will likely relax and mix the squad up for the final day of the season against Watford, but if they lose to Leicester, they will start a strong team in a must-win game on the final day of the season.  

That said even a loss and finishing 4th wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, either way, they will be in next season's Champions League.   

Watford FC: Soccer Performance Analysis

Watford are 12 points from safety with just 3 points left available to take so they’re going to be spending next season in the Championship, the percentage of a team being relegated and bouncing straight back up the following season is only 26%, a very low number.  

They have the worst home form by far, picking up just 8 points from a possible 67, this is 4 points less than the 2nd worst team Norwich and 10 points lower than the 3rd lowest Leeds United.  

Essentially Watford have struggled big-time this season, they remain just 1 point ahead of Norwich at the bottom of the league. They won 5 Premier League games all season long, 4 of the five wins came against teams ranked from 14th to 20th and their only top 13 victories came against Manchester United in a shock 4-1 win at home at EPL odds of +550 on the day.  

Every result doesn’t tell the full story however, yes Watford missed a penalty and had the majority of the shots and were the overall better team on the day, but Man Utd did receive a red card when it was 2-1 and Watford scored their 3rd and 4th goals during injury time, Man Utd could have very easily secured a point.  

Chelsea FC vs. Watford FC Odds Breakdown

The Blues should be way too strong for their London counterparts and on top of this the fans will want a win on the last day of the season on home soil, they haven’t enjoyed much of it lately at Stamford Bridge as they have witnessed 5 losses and just 4 wins.  

We also have a situation where a few Chelsea starters could be on their way out next season so they will be looking to put in a good performance in this final game if they do play. 

Also, we wouldn’t mind sticking some money on Chelsea to win 4-0 at +800 and 5-0 at +1800 with BMR's top-rated sportsbooks and betting sites.

If they want to get a result here, they will likely expose themselves defensively which also falls into Chelsea’s hands.  

Chelsea FC vs. Watford FC Betting Pick

We are taking the Blues to score over 2.5 team total goals here, it’s almost a given that Chelsea should score at least two here, and with Watford’s relegation confirmed their either going to completely not try and give up, which will favor Chelsea.  

We believe Chelsea win this game to nil and believe they should stick a few goals past this Watford team who have allowed 2.3 goals against per game on the road in their previous five trips.

Chelsea FC have also scored a very dominant 3.4 goals per game at Stamford Bridge against Watford across the previous 10 games.  

Chelsea vs. Watford Score Prediction: Chelsea FC 4-0 Watford FC

Soccer Pick: Chelsea FC TTO 2.5 Goals (-120) with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review

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