Burnley vs Watford
English Premier League 2016/17
26th September 2016, 20:00 pm BST
Turf Moor, Burnley
Burnley Team News & Preview
Burnley host Watford in the Premier League later today and this is a crucial game for the home side.
Sean Dyche’s men are going through a rough patch right now and have lost three of their last four matches.
The newly promoted side have been very poor since their win over Liverpool at home. Another loss against Watford here could put them in the relegation places for now.
While it’s still very early in the season and there will be plenty of time to recover, Dyche will not want unnecessary pressure mounting on him and his side.
Dyche will be without the services of Ashley Barnes and Andre Gray for the visit of Watford.
Both players are ruled out with injury and suspension respectively.
Burnley’s Predicted Starting Lineup (4-4-2): Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Boyd, Hendrick, Defour, Arfield; Vokes, Bamford
Watford Team News & Preview
Watford will be full of confidence heading into this one.
The away side will be aware of Burnley’s problems having seen them play all season and will look to pick up another win after their thrashing of Manchester United.
If Watford manages to win here, it will be three straight league wins for the first time since December 2015.
This fixture has a history of ending in draws and Watford will be hoping to avoid another draw here. They have the momentum with them and this is a great chance to add three more points to their tally.
Watford’s Predicted Starting Lineup (3-5-2): Gomes; Cathcart, Prodl, Britos; Amrabat, Pereyra, Behrami, Capoue, Holebas; Deeney, Ighalo
Burnley vs Watford Key Stats
Burnley have drawn their last 4 matches against Watford in all competitions.
Watford are undefeated in their last 6 matches against Burnley in all competitions.
5 of the last 6 meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw.
Watford have only won one of their eight Monday night matches. Burnley have lost both of their two Premier League matches on a Monday night.
Burnley vs Watford Betting Tips
There have been over 2.5 goals scored (2.00 with 138.com) in 6 of Watford’s last 7 games in the Premier League.
Burnley have conceded 7 goals in their last 3 matches in the Premier League. Get Watford to win at 2.50.
There have been several draws in this fixture over the last few years. 138.com are offering odds of 3.25 for the match to end in a draw.
Burnley vs Watford Prediction
Although both teams are quite close in terms of quality, Watford have the momentum and confidence.
It should be a cagey affair and the game is likely to be won in the midfield.
Despite the number of draws in this fixture in the recent past, Watford are most likely to edge this one.
Burnley 1-2 Watford