Watford v Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

October 02, 2018

- Grant Whittington

Vicarage Road - Premier League

Javi Gracia's Watford side host Bournemouth this weekend, as the Hornets look to get back on track after a run of three Premier League games without a win.

Past Meetings

This match ended as a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road last season, with Jermain Defoe netting a late equaliser for the away side, however Watford got their revenge with a 2-0 win on the South Coast,

Team News

Watford will be without midfielder Christian Kabsele who is serving the second game of a three match ban, but they should be boosted by the returns of Gerard Deulofeu, Stefan Okaka and Sebastian Prodl.

However Tom Cleverley, Daryl Janmaat and Miguel Britos are all still sidelined through injury.

Bournemouth will give left back Charlie Daniels a late fitness test before deciding on their starting XI for this game, as he recovers from a knee injury.

Watford v Bournemouth Preview and Preview and Predictions

Gracia's side started the season in excellent form, beating Brighton, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Tottenham, but that has tailed off in recent weeks - losing to and Manchester United and Arsenal.

Bournemouth have generally been quite solid since the season started, with just two defeats so far, against Chelsea and Everton, and they will be hopeful of getting a positive result this weekend.

Given Watford's rocky run of results and The Cherries ability to get results in 2018-19, this game is a tough one to call - and a draw, priced at 5/2 , could be the way to go.

Eddie Howe's team have netted six goals in their last three league games, with Watford scoring three in the same run of fixtures, so there should be goals in this game - and an over 2.5 total goals scored bet comes in at 8/11.

Recommended Bets

A 2-2 draw at 12/1

On the whole these two sides have preformed well so far this season, and the early signs point to them both being safe from a relegation battle further down the line. Given the fire power available to both managers, this game could be one of the most eye catching of the weekend ahead.

Junior Stanislas to score anytime at 5/2

Stanislas netted a late penalty to seal three point for Bournemouth in the last game, against Crystal Palace and the former West Ham youngster has scored in back to back games ahead of this weekend.

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