Watford vs Bournemouth EPL Picks & Predictions 1/12/2020
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Vitality Stadium is the site where Ryan Fraser and Bournemouth (5-5-11, 18th in EPL) will take on Watford (4-7-10, 19th in EPL) on Sunday. The expected starting goalies are Ben Foster for Watford and Aaron Ramsdale for Bournemouth. The Cherries are at at +129 while Watford are at +207. The O/U is set at 2.75.
Watford comes into this matchup with a mark of 4 wins, 7 draws, and 10 defeats putting them at 19th in EPL. So far this year, they have earned a total of 17 goals which ranks 20th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -17, putting them at 19th in the EPL. Regarding shots on target, they currently have a total of 65 which ranks 19th in the EPL. As a team, Watford has obtained a total of 242 fouls which has them averaging 11.5 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 19 points for this season and they are averaging a crowd of 20,680.
Troy Deeney is one of the best players to watch for the Hornets. The forward from England has taken part in 474 games in his career and has played a total of 34,916 mins. During that period of time, the 31-year-old has scored 145 goals and has had an assist on 61 goals. He's earned a career average of 73.7 mins per game. Deeney has started 388 games and has totaled 536 fouls over that period. When it comes to shots on target, Deeney has 389 which has him ranking 8th among active players and 8th among forwards. Gerard Deulofeu is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from Watford. The 25-year-old from Spain has racked up 53 goals over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranking 47th out of active players in professional soccer. He has totaled 13,958 mins over the course of his pro soccer career which has him ranking 36th among active forwards and holds an average of 59.6 mins per game which has him ranking 249th in professional soccer. In his career, he has totaled 176 shots on target which has him ranking 32nd among active forwards.
Looking after the net for the Hornets is Ben Foster from England. He has totaled 36,723 mins minding the net for his career. Foster has given up 1.41 goals per 90 minutes which has him sitting 24th out of all active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he's surrendered 574 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .713 which has him sitting 14th among active goalies.
Bournemouth is the team on the other side of the pitch and for the year they have 5 victories, 5 draws, and 11 losses. In connection with goal differential, they are sitting 16th in the EPL with -12. They have earned a total of 20 goals for 2019. Bournemouth has a save % as a team of .667 which currently has them ranked 11th in the EPL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They have an average crowd of 10,531 ranking them 20th in the EPL.
One of the top players for the Cherries is Ryan Fraser. The 25 year-old has drilled 24 balls past the goalie in his professional soccer career. He is 30th among active midfielders in assists with 34 and has connected on 107 shots on target. He has played 13,453 mins and has an average of 62.9 mins per appearance. Another player to keep an eye on for this team is Callum Wilson. The forward from England has racked up 82 goals in the time he's played soccer which has him sitting in 22nd among active forwards. He also has totaled 322 fouls.
In goal for the Cherries is Aaron Ramsdale who has had a bad career by giving up 1.52 goals per 90 mins and that places him 28th in the EPL. In the 5,400 minutes he's played over the course of his career, he's allowed 91 goals. He's earned a career save percentage of .531 which has him placed 28th among active goalkeepers in the EPL.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Watford (+207)
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