Bournemouth V Watford Match Preview.

17/01/2014 16:34

Watford head to the Goldsands stadium tomorrow to play Bournemouth in the Sky Bet Championship with the Hornets looking to get back to winning ways after their first defeat under Guiseppe Sannino last weekend. Watford currently sit in 15th position with Bournemouth in 16th. A win for the Hornets tomorrow could see them move up to 13th in the table depending on results. Watford have played the Cherries twice this season both of which coming in August. In the league, Watford beat the Hornets 6-1 at Vicarage Road in Early August with Troy Deeney scoring the first Watford hat trick in 10 years and the first hat trick at Vicarage Road since 1996. Then in the Captial One Cup three weeks later at Vicarage Road, an owl goal from Elliot Ward and a lovely finish from Cristian Battochio sealed a 2-0 win for the Hornets. Bournemouth are managed by Eddie Howe who made a return to the Dorset club last season and guided the Cherries to the Championship. The Dorset club are doing reasonably well this season and currently lie in 16th. The form of Lewis Grabban has been a big plus side for the club with the striker scoring 10 goals in 25 games this season. However, the striker may not play tomorrow as he is currently in talks with Brighton over a £1.1 million move to the Seagulls. With the Hornets unbeaten in their last seven away games, hopefully Watford can get back to winning ways tomorrow at the Goldsands.

Team News.

For Bouremouth, Lewis Grabban maynot play as he is in talks with Brighton over a move to the seagulls. Lee Camp should return in goal after he was cup tied during The Cherries 4-1 win over Burton in the FA Cup.

For Watford, Hector Bellerin and Mathias Ranegie are both available to play and the latter could make his debut after joining from Udinese on a 4 year deal. Almen Abdi could again be in the squad after a cameo appearance from the subs bench in the week. Ikechi Anya and Davide Faraoni made their returns from injury in that match and should also feature. Marco Cassetti, Tommie Hoban, Essaid Belkalem and Alex Merkel are unavailable.

Predicted Team Lineups

Bournemouth - Camp (GK), Francis, Elphick (C), Ward, Daniels, Fraser, Arter, Surman, Ritchie, Pitman, Rantie.

Watford - Almunia (GK)(C), Doyley, Angella, Ekstrand, Faraoni, Iriney, McGugan, Murray, Anya, Forestieri, Deeney.

Referee - Carl Boyeson.