Watford vs Bournemouth Betting Tip Draw & BTTS – 24 October 2020

Honours even between the Hornets & Cherries

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Watford vs Bournemouth
24th October 1230hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Draw & BTTS
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 7/2 odds taken 0557 GMT, Friday 23 October

Watford vs Bournemouth was a Premier League fixture just last season. However, Saturday’s affair between the pair at Vicarage Road will take place in the EFL Championship. Both sides have been solid so far, with Watford in third on 13 points, and the Cherries a place and point behind. This promises to be thrilling Championship encounter, but who will prevail? Keep reading for the latest and greatest betting odds.

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Watford Preview – Will the Hornets pick up a fifth league win?

Watford have made a strong start to their season under new boss Vladimir Ivic. The Hornets have won four of their opening six Championship matches following relegation from the Premier League. Reading are top on 16 points, with Bristol City and Watford level in second on 13.

Watford have won three of their last four in the league, seeing off Luton Town, Derby County and Blackburn Rovers. Before Wednesday’s 3-1 home victory over Rovers, Watford’s first three wins were all by a one-goal margin.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 0600 GMT, Friday 23 October)

The Hornets have dropped just five points so far. Having drawn at Sheffield Wednesday on matchday two, early league leaders Reading got the better of the Herefordshire club on matchday four, with George Puscas scoring the only goal of the game at the Madejski Stadium.

Ivic has made an instant impact at Vicarage Road, and another home win on Saturday could lift them to the top of the table.

Bournemouth Preview – Cherries to maintain unbeaten start?

Along with Reading, Bournemouth are unbeaten in this season’s Championship. Jason Tindall, who took over from the popular Eddie Howe in the summer, has guided the Cherries to three wins and three draws from six Championship matches so far.

In fact, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are the only team to have beaten Bournemouth this season (Carabao Cup). However, Tindall’s troops have drawn their last two, drawing 0-0 at home with Queens Park Rangers before battling to a 1-1 stalemate at the Cardiff City Stadium last Wednesday.

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First and foremost, Bournemouth will want to maintain their unbeaten start by getting at least a draw at Vicarage Road. However, three points will do just nicely for Tindall and his Cherries.


Watford vs Bournemouth Betting Advice

Back in January, Watford picked up an impressive 3-0 win at the Vitality Stadium when the teams last met, with Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra getting the goals in that one. The reverse game a few months earlier ended in a 0-0 draw.


Key Facts – Watford vs Bournemouth Betting Tip

  • Watford picked up four points from the two Premier League meetings last term, keeping two clean sheets to boot
  • Since a 0-0 draw in February 2016, there have been 27 goals in the following eight meetings
  • Bournemouth are unbeaten in the league so far, while Watford are joint second


On paper, these two teams look well matched. Incredibly, eight of the previous 13 meetings have ended all square, and we can see the Hornets and Cherries cancelling each other once again this weekend.

Both teams have no problems scoring goals. Therefore, take a punt on the draw and both sides to net in this one, which is available at the tempting odds of 7/2.

Joao Pedro has been on fire for Watford of late, with the Brazilian teenager scoring three in his last four games. Pedro is priced at 9/2 to open the scoring in this one.


The best betting odds for Watford vs Bournemouth

Watford to win: 5/4 at Bet365
Draw: 9/4 at Bet365
Bournemouth to win: 23/10 at Bet365