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Watford vs Bournemouth Betting Tips, Predictions and Odds - Relegated teams meet in Championship clash

  • Watford face Bournemouth in the Championship on Saturday
  • The match will take place at Vicarage Road
  • Watford currently sit 3rd in the Championship table
  • Bournemouth are just one place behind them in 4th
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Watford and Bournemouth were both relegated last season (Getty Images)

Two teams at the top end of the Championship table clash on Saturday when Watford host Bournemouth at Vicarage Road. After relegation last season, both sides have made a solid start in the quest to return to the Premier League.

Watford Form


Watford find themselves sat 3rd in the Championship table after six matches. The Hornets have made a great start under new manager Vladimir Ivic, who has become the latest man to take his turn on the managerial merry go round at Vicarage Road.

Coming into this game Watford have won three of their last four matches in the Championship, with their most recent victory coming in a 3-1 success over Blackburn Rovers. 

Goals from Joao Pedro and Tom Cleverley set Watford on their way, while Darragh Lenihan scored an own goal in the second half to seal back-to-back wins for Ivic’s team.

Watford Team News


Watford will be without Will Hughes, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Stipe Perica and Isaac Success for Saturday’s fixture. 

Bournemouth Form


After losing Eddie Howe in the summer, his former assistant Jason Tindall has made a positive early impression in the hot seat at Bournemouth.

Bournemouth are unbeaten in their opening six games, taking 12 points from courtesy of three wins and three draws. 

Bournemouth come into this game off the back of two successive draws, coming via a 0-0 stalemate against Queens Park Rangers and a 1-1 draw with Cardiff City. Dominic Solanke gave the Cherries the lead in their midweek visit to the Welsh capital but they were pegged back by Harry Wilson’s equaliser.

Bournemouth Team News


Both Lloyd Kelly and David Brooks are unlikely to feature for Bournemouth on Saturday due to knocks. Dominic Solanke should keep his place in attack after scoring his second goal of the season on Wednesday.

Watford vs Bournemouth Head to Head


Watford have the slight edge on Bournemouth with 41 wins to Bournemouth's 38. There have also been 38 draws in their history. Last season, Watford took four points from their two games against Bournemouth via a 3-0 win and 0-0 draw.

Watford vs Bournemouth Odds


Watford are favoured at 2.25 with bet365, while Bournemouth are priced at 3.30 to pick up an away win. The draw is available at 3.25.

Watford vs Bournemouth Stats


  • Watford have won 3 of their last 4 matches (Championship).
  • Watford have kept 4 clean sheets in 6 matches (Championship).
  • Watford have lost 1 of their last 10 matches against Bournemouth (Premier League).
  • Bournemouth have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (Championship).
  • Bournemouth are unbeaten in 6 games this season (Championship).

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Where is Watford vs Bournemouth being played?

Watford vs Bournemouth is being played at Vicarage Road in Watford, England.

What times does Watford vs Bournemouth kick off?

Watford vs Bournemouth is being played at 12.30pm BST on Saturday 24 October 2020.

What competition are Watford vs Bournemouth playing in?

Watford and Bournemouth are playing in the Championship.

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Verdict

Goals have been at a premium in games involving these two clubs in the early weeks of the Championship season and I’m anticipating another close game.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-149.25 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @225 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @500 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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