Burnley have rediscovered their form, and they are in pursuit of European football. Can they keep up their winning form when they visit Vicarage Road to face Watford on Saturday?
The Hornets come into this game on the back of a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth at home. The Hornets have faced some heavy defeats on the road in the recent weeks, but they have been quite solid at home.
They are undefeated in their last five home games in the league, and we think they will provide a tough challenge to the Clarets. Watford are placed 11th in the table with 37 points, and a win on Saturday would most probably see them move back into the top half of the table.
After a winless run of 11 league games, Burnley have registered three consecutive wins in the league. Their last two wins have come on the road. Last weekend, they registered a 2-1 win at bottom-side West Bromwich Albion.
Chris Wood’s return from injury has played a big part in Burnley’s revival. He has scored four goals in last three games for his side.
The visitors are placed seventh in the league table with 46 points. Only five points separate them from sixth-placed Arsenal, and the European dream is still alive for them.
Back in December, Burnley registered a 1-0 win over Watford in the reverse fixture at Turf Moor.
Watford vs Burnley – Match Facts
Watford have picked up eleven points from their last five home games. 3W 2D
Burnley’s last three league games have ended with more than 2.5 goals.
Despite having the second-worst defence in the league, Watford have managed two clean sheets in their last three home games.
Watford vs Burnley – Team News
The hosts will miss services of Gerard Deulofeu, Christian Kabasele, Tom Cleverley, Younes Kaboul, Nathaniel Chalobah, and Tommie Hoban. Miguel Britos is also a doubt.
Stephen Defour, Jon Walters, and Robbie Brady are set to miss out for Burnley, and Johann Gudmundsson and Tom Heaton are doubts.
Watford vs Burnley – Match Odds
Watford are favourites to win at home, and they are available at their best odds of 13/10 at William Hill. The Clarets are priced at 12/5 odds at BetVictor.
We are backing a draw in this game as our prediction at 11/5 odds at Bet365.
Watford vs Burnley – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most likely outcome in the correct score market, and we are backing the same for our prediction. Our betting pick is available at 11/2 odds at Bet365.
Watford vs Burnley – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Burnley striker Chris Wood is available at 2/1 odds at Bet365, and we are backing him as our prediction in this market. Watford striker Troy Deeney is available at slightly better odds of 23/10 at Paddypower.
Watford vs Burnley – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We can see both sides struggling to score goals in this game, and we are going for ‘under 2.5 goals’ as our prediction. This bet is available at the best odds of 8/13 at BetVictor.