Burnley vs Watford Prediction & Tips
The team that has served as the home team has not won the victory in any of the last four official matches between them in the Premier League (PL). However, Burnley have done well overall against the Hornets – they have won four of seven league crashes so far (G4, E1, P2).
Burnley are undefeated in their last four league clashes at home in PL against Watford. Most of the actions in those clashes occurred after the break, during which time 75% of the goals were scored and 85.71% of their 21 yellow cards were shown – 5.25 on average.
Watford have won just one of their last eight league games (G1, E3, P4) and have scored just 1.0 goal per game in those engagements; in fact, Watford opened the scoring in four of the five clashes where he saw a rival gate in that period. Watford benefits from effective starts, as they have won when they open the scoring (100% of the time) or when they did not concede goals against (83.33%).
The Hornets have been disadvantaged at halftime in nine games this season and have salvaged just one point in those crashes. Watford often win comfortably when they do – in five of their six wins they have covered a -1.5 handicap.
Players to Watch: Defender James Tarkowski (BUR) has scored two goals in the last three games he has played against Watford. Meanwhile, Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucouré has recorded three goals and three warnings in his last 10 PL meetings. Every time he scored, he scored the first or last goal for his cast.
Statistics to consider: Burnley have been losing at halftime in each of the six losses they have suffered at home this season.
Watford have won a paltry 22.22% of PL games in which they have started as the betting favorite this season.
Only one of the seven previous clashes between these two teams in the PL has registered goals from the visiting team before the break.
Three of the last four league clashes (75%) between these two frames have ended 0-0 at half time.
Burnley – Watford FREE TIPS
Watford – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90