Bournemouth v Watford
It looks likely to be another satisfactory season for Bournemouth. Currently 11th, the nine point gap between themselves and the relegation zone looks like a sufficient cushion to ensure that they once again stay clear of a dogfight.
For a club of Bournemouth's size - still only in their second season in the top-flight - this amounts to success. Yet there is of course room for improvement. If Eddie Howe's side could just find some consistency, then a top-half finish is there for the taking.
For Bournemouth might just be the most unpredictable team in the Premier League. They have still not won successive games this season and though they have taken points from the likes of Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal at home, they've also lost to Sunderland.
Last weekend they were defeated away at Hull and Howe will no doubt be keen for his side to get back on track. He will be without the suspended Simon Francis, while Max Gradel is away at the Africa Cup of Nations. Marc Wilson is also a doubt after suffering an injury in the recent FA Cup defeat to Millwall.
Only two points separates Watford from Bournemouth, but the current poor form of the Hornets ensures that they cannot consider themselves safe from relegation.
They have gone six Premier League games without a win and have only two victories to show from their last 11 matches. Watford's away form is a particular concern, with only two wins on the road all season, the last of which came back in October.
There has been speculation regarding the future of the Watford manager Walter Mazzarri and the Italian's job is not being made easier by the amount of players currently unavailable to him.
Amrabat Nordin, Heurelho Gomes, Daryl Janmaat, Adrian Mariappa, Roberto Pereyra and Isaac Success are all out with injuries. Adlene Guedioura is on international duty with Algeria.
Lee Mason will officiate. He only showed three yellow cards in Watford's recent FA Cup victory against Burton and they all went to the Championship outfit.
Bournemouth are the favourites at 1.865/6, with the draw at 3.8514/5 and Watford at 4.94/1.
Considering Watford's recent results this looks like a very generous price for a home win. Five of Bournemouth's seven wins this season have come at the Vitality Stadium.
If you want to make things a little riskier, Bournemouth to Win To Nil is worth considering at 3.02/1. Five of their seven victories have also seen them keep a clean sheet.
Over/Under 2.5 Goals
This is delicately poised, with under 2.5 goals the slight favourite at 1.9420/21 and overs out at 2.021/1.
Bournemouth have surprisingly conceded three goals in seven of their last nine games, but Watford look unlikely to be able to take advantage. They have only scored two goals in their last six matches. Under looks the bet here.
Back Bournemouth to win at 1.865/6
Back under 2.5 goals at 1.9420/21