After two disappointing away trips, one in the League and the other in the FA Cup which ended in our side conceding three goals again in both games and ending up on the losing side, AFCB are back home at Dean Court against Watford in the Premier League.
In our last two Premier League games we have been the first to score but ended up being beaten by Hull away 3-1 and at home after holding a three goal lead we ended up 3-3 after conceding all the goals in the last twenty minutes or so against Arsenal. The last goal being scored a few minutes after Simon Francis was red carded.
Watford`s form in their last two Premier League games have been a goalless draw at home against Middlesbrough and a 2-0 defeat away at Stoke. Away from Vicarage Road, Watford have failed to score in their last three league games. They have lost their last five away games in the league and the last point they gained was away at Swansea last October. Watford`s away record is similar to ours, except AFCB have played and lost one game more, the Hornets have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 6.
AFC Bournemouth Team News:
Eddie should have a strong squad to pick from for this game with no known injuries at present. Only absentee is Max Gradel away on International duty for the Ivory Coast.
Player to watch: Ryan Fraser
Ryan Fraser has been a constant menace to the opposition defences with his direct attacking play, we could do with more of that on Saturday.
Watford Team News:
They have recently signed Tom Cleverley from Everton on loan. Gomes in goal was substituted in their last game after sustaining a back injury, he could be a doubt for Saturday. Amongst others on the injury list are Nordin Amrabat, Isaac Success and Daryl Janmaat. If reports are correct, Mauro Zarate could be getting closer to a loan deal to Watford, going out could be Odion Ighalo to join WBA in a £17 million move but probably not before the weekend.
Player to watch: Troy Deeney
Difficult to choose with their players struggling to find the net lately. Troy Deeney has been a thorn in our side on previous meetings and is second leading scorer with four goals and he is joint leader with three assists. Etienne Capoue is the leading scorer.
Match Facts & Stats
Our record against Watford in our last six games home and away has been five draws and one win which was at Dean Court. Our record in the leagues at home against Watford, we have Won 21, Drawn 18 and Lost 11. In all competitions AFCB have Won 37, Drawn 35 and Lost 38. Earlier this season we drew 2-2 at Vicarage Road.