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Burnley will arrive at Vicarage Road Stadium on Friday for the Championship showdown with home team Watford.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Watford v Burnley are shown below (including the best match odds).
Watford go into this fixture following on from a 1-1 Championship draw against West Bromwich Albion.
In that match, Watford managed 31% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Watford was Ismaïla Sarr (12'). On the other side, West Bromwich Albion got 19 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (45') was the scorer for West Bromwich Albion.
Watford haven’t made the most of their chances in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 against opponents during the course of their previous six outings. In those meetings, Watford have also seen the number of goals against them come to 9.
Coming into this contest, Watford have not beaten Burnley in their last 5 league matches.
In their last game, Burnley drew 1-1 in the Championship tie with Luton Town.
In that match, Burnley had 71% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Burnley was Josh Brownhill (50'). Luton Town got 12 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Dan Potts (5') was the scorer for Luton Town.
Looking at their form, and Burnley have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in total. In defence, Burnley have clearly had some problems. We shall soon find out if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Burnley:
- have not lost to Watford in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 19/08/2018 shows us that Watford have won 1 of these games and Burnley 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
A combined total of 11 goals were scored between them in these games, with 4 of them from The Hornets and 7 belonging to The Clarets. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
Team News: Watford
The Watford boss Rob Edwards does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
In our view, The Hornets look set to employ a 3-4-3 formation in the match, utilising Daniel Bachmann, Hassane Kamara, Craig Cathcart, Francisco Sierralta, Mario Gaspar, Hamza Choudhury, Tom Cleverley, Ken Sema, Joao Pedro, Ismaila Sarr and Edo Kayembe.
Team News: Burnley
Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has to choose a team with limited availability. Ashley Westwood (Ankle Fracture), Jay Rodríguez (Unknown Injury) and Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson (Calf Injury) are those who can’t be considered.
There’s a good chance that The Clarets appear most likely to make use of a 4-3-3 system by sending out Arijanet Muric, Connor Roberts, T. Harwood-Bellis, Charlie Taylor, Ian Maatsen, Josh Cullen, Josh Brownhill, Samuel Bastien, Dara Costelloe, Ashley Barnes and Manuel Benson.
We’re of the view that Burnley and Watford should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore predicting a tight encounter with a 1-1 score draw when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vicarage Road Stadium (21,000)
Captain: Tom Cleverley
Chairman: Scott Duxbury
Manager: Rob Edwards
Competitions: Championship position 7