Watford vs AFC Bournemouth Match Preview and Prediction
This is a Championship match on Saturday afternoon (UK time). Watford will lock horns with AFC Bournemouth at Vicarage Road with a 12:30pm kick-off.
The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.
Read on for the preview, match prediction and recommended bet.
All the signals have identified the opportunity of positive value when these teams meet. Frog breaks it down below.
Betting Odds for Watford vs AFC Bournemouth
Fans of the hosts can get 2.38 about Watford by visiting William Hill; backers of the away team can get 3.35 to get with AFC Bournemouth with Unibet. Bet Victor go 3.3 for a draw.
Focussing on the Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 2.2 at Bet365 while the best price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.67 by checking out Bet Victor.
The available odds for the BTTS market. If you like "Yes", it is currently available at 1.91 with William Hill. And "No can be backed at 1.95 for account holders at Bet Victor.
Head To Head
Watford played AFC Bournemouth in January, in what was a Premier League match. The winners on the day were Watford - winning with a margin of 0-3.
In the recent decade, these teams have played 15 times. Watford have run out winners in 4 of the matches in this period. Their opponents, AFC Bournemouth have won 2 matches. The other 9 matches ended in a draw.
Combining their head-to-head record, there has been an average of 2.93 goals. Watford score an average of 1.67. AFC Bournemouth score an average of 1.27 each time they've met.
Looking at the combined records on the road, the visiting side has won 13% of these encounters. The home side has prevailed in 26% of them.
Watford have 13 points in The Championship, putting them in 3rd place.
Looking at results for the last year, they have played 32 matches. They have 12 wins; 8 draws; and 12 losses. This gives Watford a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 37%-25%-37%.
In this period, they have an average of 1.16 goals for, and 1.13 goals against.
At home over this time, they have a win rate of 56% (9 wins) from their last 16 home fixtures. 25% (4) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 18% (3) being a loss for the home side.
On average they have scored 1.56 goals when playing at home in this last year; they have conceded 0.94.
Across all competitions, their recent performance data shows that they have scored 12 goals in their last ten matches. In this time they have a win rate of 60%. Of those ten matches, 5 of them have seen both sides score. There has been 4 matches with a goal total of three or more.
The away team has 12 points in the Championship and they are currently in 4th position.
There has been 31 matches played by them over the recent 12 months. They have 9 wins; 7 draws; and 15 losses. To summarise, AFC Bournemouth have a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 29%-22%-48%, in recent form.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.16 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.48.
On the road in the last 12 months, they have a win rate of 18% (3 wins) from the most recent 16 away fixtures. 18% (3) of these games away from home have been a draw, with the remaining 62% (10) ending in a loss when they are the away team.
On average they have scored 1.06 times when playing away in this period and they have conceded 1.75.
In their last ten matches they have averaged 1.6 goals per match and this has led to their current win rate of 40%. Of those ten matches, 7 of them have seen both sides score. The total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 5 from these ten.
Frog's betting tip for Watford vs AFC Bournemouth
After looking in to this match-up, Frog is taking the Yes option in the both teams to score market. Frog thinks that both sides can pose a genuine threat on goal. If you like the sound of this verdict, you can get involved with William Hill who are offering 1.91 on the Yes side of BTTS. This particular tip has been flagged having positive expected value.