Premier League In Focus – Bournemouth vs Watford Preview

When? Saturday 19th August, 15:00 (UK)

Where? The Vitality Stadium

Are tickets still available?

Both teams are playing in their third consecutive top flight season as they achieved promotion together in the 2014/15 season.

Since their arrival in the top flight, Watford have had three managers (Quique Sanchez Flores, Walter Mazzarri, Marco Silva) while Bournemouth have continued with the tried and tested methods of Eddie Howe.

There have been six draws in the last seven meetings between the two, with the only result breaking the trend being Bournemouth’s 2-0 win over Watford in January 2015.

Those seven results will certainly make better reading for Bournemouth fans than the previous five, as all of those resulted in a Watford victory.

Neither team has managed to pick up a win over the other in the Premier League.

Josh King and Troy Deeney have both scored in the past two games between these two clubs.

The last defeat that Bournemouth have suffered at the hands of Watford was a 2-0 defeat in the League Cup back in August 2013.

These two clubs have a very even record across their all time head-to-head. They first met in 1923 and there have been 37 wins for Bournemouth, 35 draws and 39 wins for Watford.

Bournemouth beat Watford 2-0 at The Vitality Stadium back in 2015. This was a win that would play a crucial part in The Cherries winning the Championship that season. Goals from Yann Kermogant and Matt Ritchie would prove to be the difference that day.