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: Betting Tips

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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.

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