Both Watford and Bournemouth find themselves comfortably clear of the relegation struggle ahead of their league clash at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
In fact, both sides are only separated by goal difference in the league table. The Cherries occupy the tenth spot with 36 points, and the Hornets are placed in the next spot.
The Hornets come into this game on the back of two heavy away defeats – 3-0 at Arsenal and 5-0 at Liverpool. However, their home form has been rather impressive, and they have picked up ten points from their last four home games. In this run, Watford also managed a 4-1 home win over Chelsea.
The Cherries come into this game following a 2-1 home win over bottom-side West Bromwich. The win over the Baggies was a welcome respite for Eddie Howe’s side following a run of four games without a win. However, we can see them struggling in this game.
The South Coast side have struggled with their defence in the recent weeks and have conceded 12 goals in their last five games.
The Hornets haven’t been defensively solid either in their last couple of games, but they have managed clean sheets in their last two home games.
Back in August, Watford claimed a 2-0 win over Bournemouth at King Power Stadium.
Watford vs Bournemouth – Match Facts
Watford have won their last three home games in Premier League.
Four of last five league meetings between these two sides have ended as draws.
Watford have scored two goals in each of their last three league meetings with Bournemouth.
Watford vs Bournemouth – Team News
The hosts still have a lengthy injury list, and they will be without the likes of Tommie Hoban, Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah, Christian Kabasele, Tom Cleverley and Gerard Deulofeu.
The visitors are expected to be without the likes of Tyrone Mings, Joshua King, Simon Francis, Harry Arter and Adam Smith.
Watford vs Bournemouth – Match Odds
The Hornets are favourites to win at home, and they are available at their best odds of 11/8 at Betfred. We have picked a home win as our prediction in this game.
A Bournemouth win is available at 23/10 odds at Bet365, and a draw can get you 5/2 odds at the same bookmaker.
Watford vs Bournemouth – Correct Score Odds
We have picked a 2-1 home win as our prediction in this market. This outcome is available at the best odds of 17/2 at BetVictor.
Watford vs Bournemouth – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Watford skipper Troy Deeney is the favourite to score in the game and is available at the best odds of 9/5 at Paddypower. Deeney has a good scoring record against the Cherries, and we are backing him as our prediction in this market.
For the visitors, Callum Wilson is a good option at 2/1 odds at the same bookmaker.
Watford vs Bournemouth – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We are expecting to see at least three goals in the game, and we are backing over 2.5 goals as our prediction in this game. This bet is available at the best odds of 5/6 at BetVictor.