Watford will be visiting Turf Moor on Tuesday for the Premier League showdown with home side Burnley.
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Burnley will be looking for an improved result here after a 1-2 FA Cup loss in their previous game against Huddersfield Town.
The only scorer from Burnley was Jay Rodriguez (28'). Josh Koroma (74') and Matty Pearson (87') scored for Huddersfield Town.
Burnley haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 3 vs opposing sides over the course of their previous six matches. In those meetings, Burnley have also seen the tally of goals against them total 9. Regardless, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend will be maintained here in this game or not.
Going into this contest, Burnley have not lost a league tie with Watford in their last 3 matches.
In their last fixture, Watford drew 1-1 in the Premier League match with Newcastle United.
In that match, Watford had 48% possession and 18 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Watford was João Pedro (87'). On the other side, Newcastle United had 12 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Allan Saint-Maximin (49') was the scorer for Newcastle United.
Watford have seen success in front of goal of late, scoring 5 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Watford can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same games.
Coming into this clash, Watford haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings going back to 09/12/2017 shows that Burnley have won 4 of them and Watford 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined total of 12 goals were scored between them in these games, with 8 from The Clarets and 4 belonging to The Hornets. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league contest featuring the two was Premier League match day 31 on 25/06/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Burnley 1-0 Watford.
On that occasion, Burnley managed 54% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jay Rodriguez (73').
On the other side, Watford got 10 shots at goal with 4 on target.
The referee was Mike Dean.
Team News: Burnley
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the Burnley boss Sean Dyche to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Connor Roberts (Infection) won’t play. Maxwel Cornet cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Watford
Watford boss Claudio Ranieri has a number of players out of action. Kwadwo Baah (Ankle Fracture), Peter Etebo (Knee Injury) and Ismaïla Sarr (Ligament Injury) will miss out on this game. The suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Imrân Louza and Adam Masina.
We’re of the opinion that Watford are dangerous enough to score a goal against this Burnley side, although that possibly won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
Our selection here is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 winning score for Burnley when the full-time whistle blows. Hopefully this is a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Turf Moor (21,944)
Captain: Ben Mee
Chairman: Alan Pace
Manager: Sean Dyche
Competitions: Premier League position 18
🔑 Key Man: Maxwel Cornet
Customarily deployed in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Maxwel Cornet was born in Bregbo, Ivory Coast. Having played his first senior match for FC Metz in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 6 league goals in the Premier League 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 10 appearances.