Watford vs Burnley betting tips: Premier League match preview and predictions

Gerard Deulofeu

Watford vs Burnley prediction: Watford 1-2 Burnley

Watford have finally won a game.

Their exploits a fortnight ago mean they are no longer bottom of the Premier League but they are far from out of danger.

Burnley meanwhile also won last time out so will be confident of winning again.

Who will come out on top at Vicarage Road?

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Watford vs Burnley: Who will win?

Watford, despite their lowly position, are favourites at 6/5 to win this match.

Burnley meanwhile are 9/4 to leave Hertfordshire with all three points.

A draw is 23/10.

Over 2.5 goals is 10/11.

Both teams to score is 8/11.

Burnley to win and both teams to score is 5/1.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Ashley Barnes of Burnley celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Troy Deeney is back in contention. Watford’s captain is 5/1 to score first and 21/10 to come back with a goal.

Gerard Deulofeu meanwhile is the club’s top scorer at the moment. The Spaniard is 11/2 to break the deadlock and 11/5 to score anytime.

Ashley Barnes will look to be a threat once again for Burnley. He is 5/1 to open the scoring and 2/1 to net anytime.

His partner in crime, Chris Wood, is also 5/1 to score first and 2/1 to score anytime.

Both Andre Gray and Deeney to score is 9/1.

Both Deulofeu and Deeney to score is also 9/1.

Both Wood and Barnes to score is also 9/1.

Both Dwight McNeil and Jeff Hendrick to score is 30/1.

Watford vs Burnley: Match preview

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: Troy Deeney of Watford celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Watford FC at Turf Moor on August 19, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Watford’s winless run is over.

Last time out, they travelled to face the side one place above them in the Premier League, Norwich City.

Scoring goals has been one of many problems for Watford this season but that certainly was not the case in this match.

Inside the first two minutes Gerard Deulofeu ghosted through the defence and slotted home a magnificent goal.

Timed at just 76 seconds, that is the second fastest goal of the Premier League season so far.

In the second half, Andre Gray’s deflected back-heal flick found the corner of the net to give Watford breathing space.

This turned out to be the case when Christian Kabasele was then sent off ten minutes later for a needless second yellow.

Nevertheless, even with just ten-men, the Hornets held on for a vital 2-0 win.

That ended a run of 15 Premier League matches without a win and lifts them off the bottom of the table.

However, they remain in relegation zone, targeting back-to-back league victories for the first time since February.

Will they get just their fourth home victory of 2019?

Will Burnley win again?

BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: The corner flag showing the Burnley club crest before the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

As for Burnley, they’d lost three games in a row prior to hosting West Ham two weeks ago.

Back then, goals from Ashley Barnes, Chris Wood and an own goal saw them to a 3-0 home victory in the all claret clash.

That means Chris Wood has now scored in all five of his Premier League appearances against West Ham; the best 100% record in Premier League history.

That was also their fourth win of the season, all of which have come at Turf Moor.

However, one away stadium that they have a good record at is this one.

Burnley have lost just one of their last five league fixtures at Vicarage Road, although three of those matches have been drawn.

Sean Dyche’s side are currently in the top half but will they stay there after this one?

Watford team news vs Burnley

WATFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Jose Holebas of Watford FC in action during the Premier League match between Watford FC and AFC Bournemouth at Vicarage Road on October 6, 2018 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Despite victory last time out, Quique Sánchez Flores will make a few changes to his starting XI, albeit with one or two enforced.

Ben Foster will remain in goal despite the fact only one goalkeeper has conceded more goals than his 23 in the Premier League this season.

In defence, Christian Kabasele is suspended after his sending off at Carrow Road.

In fact, Watford have received more top-flight red cards than any other club since August 2015 (17).

So, Adrian Mariappa will come in for him, joining Craig Cathcart and Craig Dawson in a back three.

José Cholevas will return at left wing-back, displacing Adam Masina, after serving a one-match ban of his own.

Daryl Janmaat will keep his place on the other side ahead of Kiko Femenía.

As ever, Étienne Capoue and Abdoulaye Doucouré will start in central-midfield.

Will Hughes will continue alongside them, chosen over Nathaniel Chalobah.

Up front, Troy Deeney has not featured since having knee surgery post the 1-0 defeat at Everton on 17 August.

But, he was on the bench at Norwich and, following a two week break, is set to start here.

Gerard Deulofeu will be alongside him.

After a run of 10 matches and 26 shots without a top-flight goal, the Spaniard has netted with two of his last four attempts and is looking to score in three consecutive Premier League appearances for the first time.

That’ll mean, despite scoring in their win last time out, Andre Gray will join Roberto Pereyra on the bench.

Although, Gray has scored more Premier League goals as a substitute then anybody else in 2019 (3).

Will this side climb out of the relegation zone?

Burnley team news vs Watford

Dwight McNeil of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor, Burnley on Sunday 12th May 2019. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

As for Burnley, their side very rarely changes and that’s likely to be the case here too.

Nick Pope started for England for the very first time last Sunday and, as always, will be in goal for his club.

He is one of five Burnley players to have played over 1000 out of a possible 1,080 minutes in the league so far.

Two other who have reached that landmark are Ben Mee and James Tarkowski.

The former has the joint-second most blocks in the league (16) and the latter can boast the fourth most headed clearances (35).

Surprisingly, there were two full-back changes against West Ham.

So, Phil Bardsley and Charlie Taylor will keep their places over Matt Lowton and Erik Pieters respectively.

In midfield, Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson is back from a hamstring injury but is likely to be on the bench.

Jeff Hendrick and Dwight McNeil will continue out-wide with Jack Cork and Ashley Westwood more central.

Up front, will be Burnley’s deadly duo who both scored last time out.

Since the start of last season, Chris Wood has scored nine headed goals, more than any other player in the Premier League.

Three of his five goals this season have been scored this way.

The New Zealander and Ashley Barnes have ten goals between them this season so will they add to that here?

Predicted Watford line-up vs Burnley

Predicted Watford line-up vs Burnley

Predicted Watford line-up vs Burnley.

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Watford

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Watford

Predicted Burnley line-up vs Watford.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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