Watford vs Bournemouth: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Promotion hopefuls Watford and Bournemouth go head-to-head at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.
Watford vs Bournemouth: Predictions
After suffering relegation from the Premier League last season, both sides have made strong starts to life back in the English second tier.
Watford currently sit joint-second after six games having beaten Blackburn Rovers 3-1 last time out and have conceded a league-low two goals so far.
Bournemouth, meanwhile, are just one point and one place behind them, although Jason Tindall’s men have built their success so far on attacking prowess, with only Blackburn (12), Brentford and Bristol City (both 10) outscoring the Cherries (9).
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Watford vs Bournemouth: Match Stats
Curiously, nine of the last 13 meetings between these two have ended in a draw, with Watford and Bournemouth usually incredibly difficult to separate. With both sides competing at the top of the Championship table — Watford on account of their defensive solidity, Bournemouth thanks to their attacking prowess — we could see a similar outcome again.
Joao Pedro has scored in each of his last two Championship outings taking his tally to three overall, the Brazilian starlet will undoubtedly be the Hornets’ dangerman once again.
Both sides have scored the majority of their goals during the first half of matches this season and given there’s only one point between them in the table, the defences could tighten up as the game goes on.
Watford vs Bournemouth: Squawka Says
Scoreline prediction: Watford 1-1 Bournemouth
Watford vs Bournemouth: Head to Head
12 January 2020: Bournemouth 0-3 Watford
26 October 2019: Watford 0-0 Bournemouth
02 January 2019: Bournemouth 3-3 Watford
06 October 2018: Watford 0-4 Bournemouth
31 March 2018: Watford 2-2 Bournemouth
Watford won 3-0 the last time these two sides met, although both suffered relegation from the Premier League last season. However, as mentioned, there is a long history of draws in this fixture over the past six years.