AFC Bournemouth vs Watford Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Our tipster thinks that Javi Gracia's men can take something from their trip to Dorset when they travel to take on Eddie Howe's men on Wednesday

Bournemouth are aiming to return to form when they welcome Watford to Vitality Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Cherries collected just six points from seven league matches in December and suffered a 4-1 defeat at Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. Furthermore, Eddie Howe's men have lost five of their last six matches in all competitions.

Watford were held at home by Newcastle United on Saturday and are looking to consolidate their place in the top half of the table as 2019 begins.

Latest odds

Bournemouth can be backed at 7/5 (2.40) with SportPesa to return to winning ways when Watford provide the opposition.

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Javi Gracia's men are available at 39/20 (2.95) to come out on top, while the odds compilers offer 49/20 (3.45) that the match ends all square.

Team news

Simon Francis has joined Lewis Cook and Adam Smith on Bournemouth's long-term injury list. Dan Gosling remains absent for the hosts too.

Christian Kabasele, Sebastian Prodl and Andre Gray are all out for the Hornets.

Tough to separate?

The Cherries thumped Watford 4-0 at Vicarage Road back in October - their first Premier League win against the Hornets.

Prior to that, five of the previous six matches between the teams had ended in a draw. SportPesa offer 6/5 (2.20) that this renewal is level at half-time.

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Goals aplenty?

William Hill go that there are more than three goals - the 19/10 (2.90) quote would have landed in four of the last five meetings between these teams.

Prediction

The Hornets will be determined to offer up much greater resistance than they did when these teams met at Vicarage Road. Gracia's men have lost just one of their last five fixtures and will travel to Vitality Stadium in confident mood.

SportPesa's Even money (2.0) quote for the Hornets to win in the "Draw No Bet" market could represent real value. This wager sees stakes returned if the match ends all square.

With Bournemouth struggling for form and dealing with some key defensive absentees, there appears to be plenty to like about keeping Watford on side in a clash that is usually well-matched.

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