I have been doing very well with my predictions in recent weeks, I called the correct score 2-0 in the win over Napoli here and also called it right here when I said Arsenal would win by two goals against the Italians, in fact, I also suggested you back Arsenal at 5/1 to win the Europa League outright as the price would drop after the game and that is exactly what happened.
Now that I have done my boasting and set myself up for a fall, I am going to make three early predictions for the game against Watford, a game we bloody must win.
I know, I know, our away form is crap, but I refuse to believe it will stay that way with every game that we have left to play on the road in the Premier League and I am confident that we will win and collect all three points.
If we play with the same intensity and control that we did against Napoli then all well and good, and a positive result will follow, if we play as we did against Everton then the opposite will happen.
I have confidence in Unai Emery to get the team selection right this time and I fully expect the players to step up to the player and be counted.
Watford will of course, be tough to beat, they are on a high after the win over Wolves, especially following the manner of the victory, but they will be no match for us if we play like what we are truly capable of.
However, I do think it will be tight and that the first half is likely to be a draw and so I am going with a draw at half time and us winning at full-time.
Draw/Arsenal half time full time @ 5/1
My next predictions is on the correct score market and it fits in perfectly with my half-time full-time prediction and that is us winning the game 2-1
Arsenal 2-1 correct score @ 9/1
And my final early prediction is another one that compliments both the correct score and the half-time full-time prediction and that is for both teams to score and for us to win.
Both teams to score and Arsenal win @ 13/5
That is it, for now, I will return with my final two predictions on the day of the match and as usual, these are my opinions only and not recommendations.
Odds sourced from oddschecker