Bournemouth vs Watford
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 12 January 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
Bournemouth have found themselves miserably just two spots away from hitting rock-bottom on the ladder. With the visitors finally on a convincing run of form, Watford are likely to be the ones making it out of the relegation zone this Sunday.
Bournemouth vs Watford Match Preview
The Cherries ran riot over Luton in their mid-week FA Cup clash with four unanswered goals to their name, bringing their four-match winless run to a pause, albeit momentarily.
Bournemouth have just not been living up the expectations of their faithful this season, and have tasted success just once in their past ten PL fixtures.
It is also worth mentioning that the hosts are on a two-match losing streak at the moment in the top flight, with their most recent clash against West Ham ending in a dismal 4-0 scoreline.
With no more than twenty points to their name, the home side are currently one among the worst three sides in the cluster.
On the other hand, things have finally started to look up for Watford. The guests are unbeaten in their past five games in all competitions.
Impressively, the visitors also completed back to back wins for the first time this term over their last two PL clashes.
Bournemouth vs Watford Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended as a stalemate.
- Three of their previous five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just twice in their past five meetings.
- Seven of their last ten encounters have finished as a tie.
- Watford have registered the win in three of their previous fifteen matchups. (W-3, D-10, L-2)
Bournemouth vs Watford Prediction
Eddie Howe’s men have been hit by a sharp decline in form at home which has seen them fail to come away with the win in each of their past three games here.
Also, Watford have not been at the losing end in any of their last four visits to this stadium. Given the signs of promise that they have been showing in their recent clashes, the tag of favorites undoubtedly goes to Watford in this one.
However, four of their past six meetings with each other here have ended as a tie. Hence, back a double chance, just to be on the safer side.
In addition, Watford’s frontline have failed to deliver in their outings this term. They have found the back of the net just six times so far, which is the second least by any side on the road.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth have been struggling to get their names on the scoresheet as well. Two of their past three games here have witnessed the hosts lose without so much as a consolation goal.
As such, it is certainly well within reason to expect a low scoring affair this weekend.
Bournemouth vs Watford Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Watford @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).