Watford v Bournemouth Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th October 2018

Hornets can rediscover winning touch

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Watford v Bournemouth Betting Tips – Premier League, 6th October 3.00pm

This is a good looking game to come at Vicarage Road. Watford have gone winless in their last three games now so their positive momentum has really started to slip away through their fingers. They will be keen to arrest that situation as quickly as possible. The Cherries have the exact same record as the Hornets, level with them inside the top seven. Read our predictions for Watford v Bournemouth.

Watford News and Form

The Hornets are trying to rediscover a bit of form having only picked up the one point in with last three games played. Their strong start to the season has started to slip away. Overall at Vicarage Road, they are W3 L1 this season, their three-match winning streak coming to an end against Manchester United in their last home game. There has been a trend with Watford on home soil in their wins. They have scored exactly two goals in each of their home success this season. So with that in mind in the correct score market for this one, a Watford 2-1 option is at 17/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm).

Watford have actually only managed the one clean sheet home and away combined this season. So the correct score does look a good option in our Watford v Bournemouth predictions. Six of the seven home goals that Watford have come up with this season have all been produced in the second half of their games. So the half time draw at 5/4 odds looks a good option too* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm). Each of their last three games at Vicarage Road have ended over 2.5 goals so there’s another trend.

Bournemouth News and Form

Bournemouth have pulled themselves up level on points with Watford. They got three points on the board in a dramatic finish against Crystal Palace at the Vitality on Monday, the Cherries being gifted a penalty three minutes from the end. While their form is pretty hot at the Vitality, it hasn’t quite been as strong on the road. Bournemouth have produced a W1 L2 record in their away games this season and they have failed to score in their last two. Those lost two games were a loss at Chelsea and then a really heavy 4-0 bruising at Turf Moor against Burnley. Bournemouth have conceded seven goals in their three away games.

But Bournemouth do definitely carry a good attacking threat about them. Both teams to score is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm). One notable feature of their game this season has been their sharpness in finishing chances. With the likes of Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Josh King around then they have plenty of scoring options there. But there have been clear vulnerabilities at the back. Five of their matches this season have all produced at least three goals. This could well be good end to end stuff.

Watford v Bournemouth Head to Head

It was four points that Watford earned from their two Premier League games against the Cherries last season. The game at Vicarage Road ended in a 2-2 draw. Three of the last four games between them have actually ended in a 2-2 draw and the Hornets have scored exactly two goals in each of the four games in that sequence. Five of the previous six Premier League meetings have been drawn with Watford getting a win in the other one.

Watford v Bournemouth Betting Odds*

Watford 11/10
Bournemouth 23/10
Draw 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 2nd, 2018 at 8:23 p.m.)
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Watford v Bournemouth Predictions

Watford to win: Bournemouth are a scrappy lot and are doing really well but out on the road, their lack of defensive strengths just makes them a little unappealing. Watford have done alright at home this season and we are going to back them to get the win.

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