Watford v Bournemouth team news & stats

Date published: Friday 26th February 2016 11:48

Troy Deeney: Scored hat-trick for Watford in last home game against Bournemouth

Troy Deeney will hope to repeat his exploits from the last time Watford hosted Bournemouth when the teams meet at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Team news

Jose Manuel Jurado is expected to miss out again for Watford with a calf injury, but Quique Sanchez Flores admitted on Thursday he is finding it tough to choose his matchday squad with most of his squad available and fringe players impressing in the FA Cup.

Opta stats

  • This will be the 100th league meeting between these two teams, with both sides having won 35 of the matches.
  • Watford have lost five of their last nine Premier League games (W2 D2 L5).
  • The Hornets have failed to score in four of their last six Premier League matches.
  • Bournemouth have lost four of their last nine Premier League games (W2 D3 L4).
  • However, the Cherries have lost just one of their last seven Premier League away games (W3 D3 L1).
  • Watford have recovered just two points from losing positions this season, the fewest in the top flight.
  • Bournemouth have dropped 14 points from winning positions this season, more than any other team in the Premier League.
  • The Cherries have scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches than any other team in the top division (8).
  • Watford have conceded the highest proportion of second-half goals of any team in the top flight this season (71%).
  • The last time Troy Deeney faced Bournemouth at Vicarage Road he scored a hat trick in a 6-1 victory over the Cherries in August 2013.


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