Vying for different shades of European competition next year, Watford host Arsenal in a fixture that has not ended in a draw since 1984 (20 matches).
In the Premier League (PL), Arsenal have had a strong hold on this matchup, with ten wins to Watford’s two.
One of four teams duking it out for seventh place and a place in the Europa League, Watford have been reliably unreliable in recent weeks.
At home, however, they are unbeaten in five league matches, and have scored at least one goal in nine of their last ten competitive matches.
Watford have earned their ‘Hornets’ tag in front of their own fans recently, as five straight league matches have featured at least three yellow cards (total: 4.0 on average).
The last five H2Hs with Arsenal have totalled 21 yellows (4.2 on average).
Arsenal, meanwhile, have lost six of their last ten competitive away matches (W3, D1, L6), and in their last nine PL away matches have only been able to beat Huddersfield.
Their average return of 1.27 points per away match is by some margin the worst of the current top six teams.
Giving it their all: Arsenal have drawn just one of their last 20 competitive matches, and recently things have been one sided, as just one of their last five has seen both teams score.
Players to watch: Veteran Troy Deeney (WAT) has scored in two straight competitive matches, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS) is just two goals behind the PL top scorer despite somewhat limited playing time in recent weeks.