Bournemouth v Watford team news & stats

Date published: Friday 2nd October 2015 1:19

Callum Wilson: Hoping to return by April

Bournemouth will hope to keep only their second Premier League clean sheet on Saturday as Watford as they begin life without Callum Wilson.

Team news

Bournemouth begin life without Callum Wilson after it was confirmed he ruptured his cruciate ligament in his right knee at Stoke last weekend.

He joins fellow-long term absentees Max Gradel and Tyrone Mings on the sidelines, while Harry Arter also misses out again for the Cherries.

Watford remain without the suspended Valon Behrami and injured Joel Ekstrand (knee), but Obbi Oulare could be in the squad.

Opta stats

  • Bournemouth have won just one of their last six league meetings with Watford (D2 L3) and just two of their last 14 (D4 L8).
  • However, on home soil the Cherries have now gone two games unbeaten in the league against Watford (W1 D1) after losing four of the five before that (D1).
  • The last four league meetings between the two sides have seen a total of three penalties scored and two red cards.
  • Bournemouth have kept a clean sheet in just one of their seven Premier League games this season.
  • The Cherries have lost just one of their last 13 home league games (W7 D5).
  • The Hornets have lost just one of their last 12 league games away from home (W8 D3), netting two or more goals 11 of those fixtures (26 goals in total).
  • Bournemouth have run further than any other side in the top division this season (817km).
  • Watford’s seven top-flight games this season have produced just 11 goals in total (both for and against), a league-low figure.
  • Watford have used just two English players in the PL this season (Troy Deeney and Ben Watson) – a league-low figure, while Bournemouth have fielded a divisional-high 13 English players.
  • Watford have posted the lowest chance conversion rate in the top-flight this season (7.9% – five goals from 63 shots).


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