Watford vs Bournemouth / Premier League – We believe that very few expected before the season started that the two teams will occupy such high places in the Premier League after seven rounds. Still, it is fact that they won the same number of points, by 13, and Watford occupies the sixth place at the moment and Bournemouth the seventh. It is interesting that five out of their last six head-to-head ended as draws, where only Watford managed to win away 2-0 last year.
Watford vs Bournemouth begins 06.10.2018 at 16:00 CET
Watford manager announced that the team will give its maximum to finally win at home the guests from Bournemouth, especially as they are in sort of crisis and urgently need a good match for reestablishment of self-confidence. After Watford triumphed in first four rounds, team led by manager Gracia won just one point in next three league matches, and was recently eliminated from the League Cup by Tottenham.
Still, Watford fans can be very pleased with what their team achieved so far, given that it currently occupies excellent sixth place in the Premier League table. It is especially interesting fact that they had managed up to previous round, when they lost away to Arsenal 2-0, to score in each of eight matches they played. Let’s add that due to injuries still out of action defenders Janmaat, Prodl and Britos, midfielder Cleverleyte, and forwards Deulofeu and Okaka.
Probable lineups Watford: Foster – Femenia, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas – Hughes, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra – Gray, Deeney
Unlike their next rivals Bournemouth players had won two previous matches; they firstly triumphed in the League Cup over Blackburn and then in the league over Crystal Palace 2-1 at home. In that way this team confirmed once again that play much better at home than away this season, given it won three and drew one out of four home matches, while in the League Cup it won twice in front of its fans.
On the other hand it lost last two away matches played in the league, to Chelsea and Burnley, when it scored no goals. Manager Howe stressed that his team will have to play more bravely and aggressively against Watford now, as it is the only way to hope for a favourable outcome of the match at Vicarage Road. Regarding the team, we expect to see on the pitch the same 11 players who won the Palace, while the only one out of action is injured defender Daniels.
Probable lineups Bournemouth: Begovic – Francis, S. Cook, Ake, Smith – Brooks, Lerma, L. Cook, Fraser – Wilson, King
Watford vs Bournemouth PICK
Regardless of fact that Watford has four-game winless streak of three defeats and one draw it still occupies excellent sixth place in the Premier League table, which is why we believe their match with Bournemouth should brings us open game and goals on both sides of the pitch.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.67 at sportingbet (down to 1.62 can be played)
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