Watford vs Bournemouth Match Info
Date: Saturday October 26 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm BST
Venue: Vicarage Road
Referee: Mike Dean
Watford vs Bournemouth Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
January 2 2019: Bournemouth 3-3 Watford
October 6 2018: Watford 0-4 Bournemouth
March 31 2018: Watford 2-2 Bournemouth
August 19 2017: Bournemouth 0-2 Watford
Total head-to-head league matches played: 106
Watford wins: 36
Bournemouth wins: 36
Watford vs Bournemouth Stats
- Eight of the last 11 matches between these clubs, all of them in the league since 2014, have ended as draws
- Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last five away games against Watford
- Josh King has scored five goals in his latest six appearances for Bournemouth against Watford
Watford vs Bournemouth Match Preview
Watford are still seeking a first Premier League win of the season and despite being favourites to win at home to Bournemouth, their odds do not appeal.
The Hornets have made very limited improvement since Quique Sanchez Flores returned as manager to replace his fellow Spaniard, Javi Gracia. They are perhaps slightly harder to beat now but that opening victory has yet to arrive.
In fairness, it should have come at Tottenham last weekend. Watford’s hosts were there for the taking and an upset was on the cards until Dele Alli’s late equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw. Sanchez Flores’ side also found two contentious VAR decisions going against them, including the non-award of what looked a stonewall penalty!
But previously, Watford had been second best in a 0-0 home draw with Sheffield United and we do not trust them to justify their shortish price against Bournemouth, who are capable of pretty much anything on the performance spectrum on any given day.
Usually, you can expect goals when the Cherries play, but to underline the point above they drew 0-0 at home to Norwich last weekend in what we thought would be a goalfest – instead, both teams kept their first clean sheet of the season!
However, goals tend to flow between Watford and Bournemouth and four of their last six meetings have ended 2-2 or 3-3. Nothing has radically changed to suggest it will be much different this time and the home team’s lengthy wait for a win may well continue.
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Watford vs Bournemouth Betting Tips
Draw @ 13/5 with bet365
Over 3.5 goals @ 13/8 with bet365