Bournemouth v Watford
Neither Bournemouth nor Watford managed to win in round one of the new Premier League season.
West Brom beat Bournemouth 1-0 at the Hawthorns after Ahmed Hegazy scored on his Premier League debut.
As for Watford, they drew 3-3 against Liverpool in a result which must have felt like a win for the Hornets.
Watford equalised in the 94th minute as Liverpool’s old problems at the back were exposed once again.
Good news for Watford
Two of Watford’s star new signings got their debuts in the Liverpool game.
Brazilian forward Richarlison and former Burnley striker Andre Gray came off the bench in the second half against the Reds.
Both strikers will be pushing for a start against Bournemouth, while Marco Silva should see his attacking options boosted further.
Troy Deeney missed the Liverpool game following minor groin surgery last month, but this week Deeney has returned to training with the rest of his team mates.
Will Deeney, Watford’s captain, be fit enough for a place on the bench this weekend?
Watford, however, have plenty of other injury concerns. At the back they have doubts over Craig Cathcart, Daryl Janmaat and Younes Kaboul.
Further forward, Roberto Pereyra has a hip injury, while Mauro Zarate is a long term absentee.
As for Bournemouth, they’ll be without Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and Simon Francis against Watford.