Bournemouth vs Watford
England Premier League
Date: Saturday, 21st January 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Dean Court, Bournemouth.
Middling clubs AFC Bournemouth (7-10-4, 25 points) and Watford FC (6-10-5, 23 points) will both look to get out of their respective ruts in the 2016-2017 Premier League season as they square off on Jan. 21, Saturday at the Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth has struggled all season long and is currently on a two-game winless slide. The team has been winless in four of their last five outings, including three losses, which settled them in the 11th spot of the league table, nine points above the bottom three relegation area.
The Cherries dropped an embarrassing 1-3 upset to newly-promoted side Hull City on the road at the KCOM Stadium last Saturday, as per the Star.
English midfielder Junior Stanislas opened the scoring early with a penalty kick in the third minute of the match for head coach Eddie Howe's squad, but they went scoreless for the rest of the way.
Hull City leveled the count in the 32nd minute with a header by Uruguayan forward Abel Hernandez from a cross by Scottish defender Andrew Robertson to make it a 1-1 tie at the break.
Hernandez then scored another one five minutes after the restart to help the Tigers grab the lead before an own goal by Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings made it a 3-1 count in the 62nd minute.
Meanwhile, Watford was held to a goalless draw by another newly-promoted team, Middlesbrough FC, at their own home ground of Vicarage Road also last Saturday, BBC Sport reported.
Head coach Walter Mazzarri's side is currently on a six-game winless streak, which resulted in a drop to the 14th place in the overall standings, just seven points above the bottom three relegation zone.
The Hornets are two points behind Bournemouth and a long 19 points below the Europa League qualifying berth presently held by fifth-place team Manchester City.
Bournemouth has 1 win their last 5 league games, and are currently nursing 2 consecutive games defeat. In addition, the cherries has 2 wins in their last 5 league games at the dean court.
Watford has failed to get a win in 6 consecutive Premier League games. The hornet have also failed to get a point in 5 straight away league games.
Team News: Bournemouth
Bournemouth boss “Eddie Howe” was denied of the services of Simon Francis last weekend, due to a game suspension. However the 31 years old English defender will be available for Watford visit. The cherries will still be without the services of Max Gradel due to national duty.
Bournemouth: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)
Boruc – Francis, Cook, Mings, Daniels – Surman, Arter – Fraser, Wilshere, Stanislas – Afobe.
Team News: Watford
Walter Mazzarri will missing 5 top players due to injury and national duty. However, Daryl Janmaat who have missed Watford last 4 games could be available for this away game at the Dean court.
Watford: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)
Gomes – Zuniga, Prodl, Britos, Holebas – Capoue, Cleverley, Doucoure, Kabasele – Deeney, Okaka.
Bournemouth vs Watford: Head-To-Head Stats
The last 3 league games between this two sides have ended in stalemate. Watford and Bournemouth played a 2-2 draw in the first leg of this encounter.
Moreover, in the last 9 competitive games between both side, Bournemouth got 1 win, while Watford savaged 2 victories. In addition, Watford haven’t won in 3 of their last competitive games visit to the dean court.
Bournemouth vs Watford: Prediction
This two teams are desperately in the need of a win, considering their struggling form in the league. Bournemouth have 4 wins in their last 10 league, while that of Watford is 2 wins in 10 league games; these are poor statistics that pin point a most win game for both teams.
Therefore, I will predict both teams finding the net and sharing point i.e. a scored draw.
Bournemouth vs Watford: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Draw at 15/4 (4.75).