Thursday, 29 March 2018

Keeping ahead of Watford is AFCB's next objective

Watford have slipped behind Bournemouth after the last round of Premier League matches, but they have won their last three matches at Vicarage Road including a 4-1 win against Chelsea. Keeping ahead of Watford will require a great performance form Bournemouth and having had a big lay off before this game, both teams will be energised to go at each other in what I predict could be a high scoring game.
Watford have been strong in home games so don't
read too much into their defeat against Liverpool/

Watford stumbled quite hard in their last match when they went down 5-0 to Liverpool. They found it impossible to defend at Anfield and losing a goal after four minutes put them straight on the back foot. Bournemouth will try and do something similar, but Watford will know that this is a game that they can win and they are no more safe than Bournemouth are.

Their best player this season has been Abdoulaye DoucourΓ©, but last August it was Etienne Capoue and Richarlison that scored the goals that broke Bournemouth and all three players are likely to feature again for Watford in this match. then it was Surman and Arter that came off second best and it will more likely be Gosling and Lewis Cook that contend with Watford's midfield for possession on Saturday.

Watford have seen Heurehlo Gomes sidelined with a back injury and Orestis Karnesiz was in goal for the match against Liverpool. It is a big call now to see if Javi Gracia decides that Gomes needs to come back into the Hornet's starting line up. Tom Cleverly has also been a miss for them with a hamstring problem after the Stoke City draw in January.

So Watford might not be at full strength and AFCB will be looking to get a few of their injured players back in contention. If the Cherries can get three points in this one though then they can really set about last season's total.

Watford Home Form

AFCB Away Form

1 comment:

  1. Karnezis has been in goal for Watford for weeks now. Gomes returned from injury 3 weeks ago but has been replaced as first choice for now because the Greek is performing well.