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Preview – Watford v Bournemouth

Preview – Watford v Bournemouth


Watford will look to bounce back from their defeat on Monday when they welcome Bournemouth to Vicarage Road.

The Hornets have recently beaten West Ham and Manchester United but failed to find their rhythm against Burnley as they went down 2-0.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, beat Everton 1-0 last time out and will be raring to go in Hertfordshire.

Prior to the defeat at Turf Moor, Watford finally seemed to be getting used to boss Walter Mazzarri’s methods but were both outthought and outfought in Lancashire.

Captain Troy Deeney was critical of his team-mates and will be looking to lead the charge on Saturday. Having netted against both the Hammers and Red Devils, he is 31/20 to score at anytime, while another man with the distinction, Etienne Capoue, is 33/10.

Defending still seems to be an issue though, with them conceding at least two goals in nine of their last 11 Premier League outings.

Bournemouth will arrive at Vicarage Road looking to end a run which stretches back to last season of five Premier League games on the road without victory. An away win is 23/10 and Eddie Howe’s men will be looking for a fast start just like last week.

Loan signing Jack Wilshere impressed in the win over the Toffees and will be charged with trying to get the better of the Hornets’ talented midfield.

Goals have however, been hard to come by, with them netting less than a goal a game this season but Watford’s leaky defence might give Callum Wilson, who is 19/4 to break the deadlock, the perfect chance to net his second of the campaign.

Both teams currently sit on seven points and having drawn both of their games last season, a share of the spoils at 9/4 might be worth considering.

Watford’s penchant for goals at both ends at home, with them seeing over 2.5 in their last five in the league, makes that tally worth a look at 20/21 although over 3.5 at 49/20 appears to provide more value.


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