Watford vs Bournemouth betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Watford vs Bournemouth prediction: Watford 1-2 Bournemouth

Will Watford finally get their first win of the season?

Last weekend, the Hornets came so close to ending their long barren run but just fell short.

Bournemouth meanwhile head to Hertfordshire having lost their form too.

Will there be a winner at Vicarage Road?

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Watford vs Bournemouth: Who will win?

Watford, despite their less than favourable league position, are the favourites to win this one at 23/20.

Bournemouth meanwhile are 21/10 to repeat last season’s victory at Vicarage Road.

A draw is 13/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/13.

Both teams to score is 1/2.

Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score is 5/6.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth celebrates with teammate Ryan Fraser after scoring a penalty for his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and AFC Bournemouth at Craven Cottage on October 27, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Gerard Deulofeu has looked dangerous this season. The Spaniard is 5/1 to score first and 17/10 to net anytime.

Club record signing Ismaïla Sarr could also start. He is 6/1 to open the scoring and 11/5 to get his first league goals for the club.

Callum Wilson has five league goals to his name this season which is as many as Watford. He is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 7/5 to add to his tally.

His namesake Harry Wilson could also be a threat. The Welshman is 7/1 to open the scoring and 5/2 to score anytime.

Both Deulofeu and Andre Gray to score is 13/2.

Both Abdoulaye Doucouré and Roberto Pereyra to score is 14/1.

Both Harry Wilson and Callum Wilson to score is 8/1.

Both Josh King and Callum Wilson to score is 17/2.

Watford vs Bournemouth: Match preview

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WATFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 27: Abdoulaye Doucouré of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Huddersfield Town at Vicarage Road on October 27, 2018 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

The wait for Watford’s first win goes on.

Last weekend at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium they led after just six minutes when Daryl Janmaat’s cross was swept home by Abdoulaye Doucouré.

The Hornets were then denied a clear penalty before missing numerous chances to seal the three points.

Then, in the 86th minute, Ben Foster fumbled and Spurs equalised to snatch a 1-1 draw late on.

That means it’s back-to-back draws for Quique Sánchez Flores’ side who have just four points and are now three adrift of anybody else.

Since Christmas Day, Watford have now won just six of their 29 Premier League games.

In fact, three of the teams they’ve beaten in that time are now in the Championship, which is where they’ll be heading too if they keep up this form.

After this, they host free-scoring Chelsea before travelling to face the side currently just one place above them, Norwich.

Can they lift some of the relegation worry with a win here?

Bournemouth back to winning ways?

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Nathan Aké of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on October 1, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

As for Bournemouth, their form has hit a bit of a brick wall in recent weeks.

Just four games ago, they beat Southampton 3-1 at St Mary’s to make it back-to-back 3-1 wins following their home victory over Everton.

That saw them move into sixth in the table with ten points from six matches.

However, the Cherries are winless since then.

Last weekend, they hosted Norwich City in a battle of the only two Premier League teams yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

Thus, of course, it finished in a very uneventful goalless draw.

That stalemate follows a 1-0 defeat at Arsenal and a far more thrilling 2-2 draw with West Ham United.

All of that means Bournemouth are now tenth in the table, four points above the relegation zone and five points outside the top four.

After this Eddie Howe’s side host Manchester United before making the long journey north to meet Newcastle.

This period of the season could go a long way to determining which segment of the table Bournemouth will end up in.

Watford team news vs Bournemouth

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: Troy Deeney of Watford celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Watford FC at Turf Moor on August 19, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Last weekend Quique Sánchez Flores switched to a 5-3-2 formation and, as it almost worked to perfection, he may well stick with it.

Ben Foster will continue in goal despite the fact he’s conceded five more goals than any other Premier League goalkeeper (21).

The three centre-backs will remain unchanged.

Left-back José Cholevas though is suspended after picking up his fifth booking already at Tottenham last weekend.

Adam Masina will come in.

On the other side, after an impressive performance, Daryl Janmaat will keep his place ahead of Kiko Femenía.

In midfield, the previously-reliable pairing of Étienne Capoue and Abdoulaye Doucouré looked back to their best last weekend.

That could be partly due to Nathaniel Chalobah’s outstanding performance alongside them.

Up front, Danny Welbeck went off injured after just 90 seconds at Tottenham so joins captain Troy Deeney in the treatment room.

Thus, Gerard Deulofeu will start.

The Spaniard is still awaiting his first goal of the season despite having taken 22 shots in the Premier League.

All 42 other players who have had 15 shots or more have scored at least once.

His partner is likely to be Ismaïla Sarr who would come in for Roberto Pereyra.

Will Watford’s winless run come to an end?

Bournemouth team news vs Watford

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 30: David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Chelsea FC at Vitality Stadium on January 29, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

As for Bournemouth, Eddie Howe still has a very long injury list, limiting his options in terms of changes.

As always this season, Aaron Ramsdale will be in goal.

In defence, Adam Smith returned last weekend and is likely to keep his place at right-back over Jack Stacey.

Steve Cook, Natan Aké and Diego Rico will make up the defence with Chris Mepham and Lloyd Kelly missing out.

In midfield, there is still no Dan Gosling, David Brooks or Junior Stanislas.

Lewis Cook partnered Philip Billing last weekend and that’s likely to be the case again with Jefferson Lerma left out.

Out-wide, Ryan Fraser came back into the side last weekend with Harry Wilson on the other side.

This saw Josh King join Arnaut Groeneveld on the bench.

King can’t get into the side right now because Howe is persisting with Dominic Solanke as Callum Wilson’s partner.

The former has still only scored a solitary Premier League goal in 40 appearances in the competition and that was for Liverpool in May 2018.

Will this side have too much attacking talent for Watford?

Predicted Watford line-up vs Bournemouth

Predicted Watford line-up vs Bournemouth

Predicted Watford line-up vs Bournemouth.

Predicted Bournemouth line-up vs Watford

Predicted Bournemouth line-up vs Watford

Predicted Bournemouth line-up vs Watford.

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The latest tweets from Watford pre Bournemouth

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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