Watford vs Bournemouth preview: Hornets hoping to build on win

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at Vicarage Road

It’s a big game for…

Tommy Elphick: The Bournemouth club captain could make his first start in the Premier League for the Cherries since he chipped a bone in his ankle in the 4-3 win at West Ham in August. He will be keen to bring some solidity to the Bournemouth defence.

Best stat…

2015/16: Watford have recovered just two points from losing positions this season, the fewest in the top flight.

Remember when…

Both sides were promotion rivals last season and at the Vitality Stadium Stadium Watford were reduced to ten men when defender Gabriele Angella was dismissed controversially less than one minute into the contest. 

Player to watch…

Odion Ighalo: Continues to be linked with a summer move away from Vicarage Road. Has not scored in four fixtures in all competitions and will be looking to add to his impressive 14 goals in his first season in the Premier League. 

Past three-meetings…

Bournemouth 1 (Murray) Watford 1 (Ighalo), Premier League, October 2015

Bournemouth 2 (Kermorgant, Ritchie) Watford 0, Championship, January 2015

Watford 1 (Cathcart) – Bournemouth 1 (Arter), Championship, September 2014

Form Guide…

Watford: WWDLWW

Bournemouth: DWWLLL

Vital Information…

KICK-OFF TIME:  3pm

TV: Highlights on Match of the Day on BBC1 10:20pm

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