Sky Sports pundit David Prutton believes Watford will have too much quality for this weekend's opponents Bournemouth.

The Hornets are sitting third in the Championship table following their win over Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday, with four wins from their opening six games.

However, they face another tough opponent in Bournemouth this weekend.

"It's nicely poised this one," he said in his weekly predictions column.

"Both sides have started well and you would fancy them to be challenging right near the top, especially having kept hold of some key personnel.

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"Watford just look a little stronger at the moment and got a good result against Blackburn in midweek.

"Bournemouth were held for a point at Cardiff, but that will always be a tough game.

"It will be close, but I fancy Watford to edge it."

Prutton said he thinks it will be a 2-1 victory.

This weekend Ivic will be preparing his side to face one of the sides relegated with Watford last season for the first time.

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While he acknowledges it will be difficult, he insists his players have what it takes to find another important win.

“Yes, Bournemouth are in a similar situation to us,” he said. “They were relegated in the previous year, they are now a team who want to go back up to the Premier League.

"They’re a tough opponent with a lot of quality players, we know that we have on Saturday, one very very tough game, like the game we had yesterday.

“I believe in my guys, and I believe that we will prepare our game to give our best. Like every game until now and to fight until the last second of the game for victory.”