Burnley – Watford : Preview & Prediction
Burnley and Watford meet at Turf Moor in a match of the 16th round of the Barclays Premier League. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 3 matches won 1 and drew 2. Indeed, in the last showdown at this stadium for the Barclays Premier League on 26-09-2016, Burnley won by (2-0). Burnley’s goals were scored by J. Hendrick (38 ‘) and M. Keane (50′). Particular attention needs to be paid to the home / off condition as Burnley presents different results at home and away.
Review of Burnley
After 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, the home team is in 7th place, having won 25 points. In the last match, they lost with Leicester City away by (1-0), after in the previous game to have won away in a game against Bournemouth, by (1-2). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Burnley had 11 points in 21 chances, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 7 games he played in his stadium. In their domestic league matches the most frequent marker in the break was 0-0 (4 out of 7 matches). In his home matches there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 33 of the last 45 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 15 games in the competition, he never managed to turn the scoring in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 9 home games in all competitions: he scored 3 of his 7 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Burnley enter this unmotivated round after a 1-0 away defeat at the Leicester pitch. The home team often plays on a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a slower and more organized style of play. It is expected that the three players responsible for creating dangerous moves on defensive opponents are Brady, Wood and Gudmundsson. It is expected that the Burnley coach will not be able to count on Walters, Marney and Tom Heaton for being injured.
After 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is in 8th place, having won 22 points. In the last match, they drew 1-1 with Tottenham at home (1-1), having lost at home in a game against Manchester United by (2-4). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. His last away game for this competition ended with a win (0-3) against Newcastle. In the last 7 away games, Watford has 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats, having won 13 points out of 21. The team have conceded goals in eight of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has been regular, as they have managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 15 games in this competition, only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Watford enters this match after a 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham. The visiting team used to play a 5-2-3 tactic and favored quick turns, especially through their sidelines. One of the strengths of the visiting team is how they can react to a disadvantage. The Watford coach will not be able to count on Success, Chalobah, Hoban, Miguel Britos and Cathcart for being injured.
Burnley – Watford : Betting Tips
Burnley – Win Odds: 2.60
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70