Opta Stats: Watford v Bournemouth

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Watford and Bournemouth have both made a surprisingly good start to the season. Opta tries to prise them apart.

"Bournemouth have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine away league games, shipping 20 goals in total (2.2 per game)."

Both teams to score is [1.68].

Watford have lost only once in their last 14 meetings with Bournemouth in all competitions (W6 D7). They are [2.2] to win.

Five of the six Premier League meetings between Watford and Bournemouth have ended as draws, with Watford winning the other 2-0 in August 2017. The draw is [3.65].

Bournemouth's only win in their last 17 visits in all competitions to Vicarage Road against Watford came in March 1997 in a third tier match (D9 L7). The Cherries are [3.65] to roll back the years.

After winning their first four Premier League games of the season, Watford are winless in their last three (D1 L2). Bournemouth are [1.82] in the Double Chance market.

Watford haven't lost consecutive home Premier League games since May 2017, when they lost against Liverpool and Man City. Bournemouth are [2.64] Draw No Bet.

Bournemouth have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine away league games, shipping 20 goals in total (2.2 per game). Both teams to score is [1.68].

Despite playing just 11 Premier League games in 2018, Junior Stanislas has scored five goals for Bournemouth, a tally bettered this calendar year by only Callum Wilson (6 goals in 24 games) and Josh King (8 in 22). Stanislas is [5.0] to find the net.

Should Bournemouth win, they will have 16 points from eight Premier League games - last season, it took them 16 matches to win 16 points. The draw half-time/Bournemouth full-time double result is [8.6].

Watford's Roberto Pereyra has had a hand in seven goals in his last eight Premier League appearances at Vicarage Road (6 goals, 1 assist), though he hasn't scored or assisted in either of his last two. Pereyra is [3.8] to score.

Watford striker Troy Deeney has had a hand in five goals in four league appearances against Bournemouth at Vicarage Road (4 goals, 1 assist), scoring a hat-trick in a 6-1 win in August 2013. Deeney is [3.0] to add to his goal tally.

Dan Fitch 2018/19 Season P/L

Staked: 53.00 pts
Returned: 50.57 pts
P/L: -2.43 pts

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