Watford vs Burnley
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road Stadium (Watford).
Sean Dyche managed to bring a massive crisis to an end with a fantastic thread of four consecutive wins in all competitions. The run helped them get out of the danger area and actually go three points clear off it.
The Clarets responded well after conceding an early opener last weekend when Fulham’s two own goals guided them to a 2-1 victory in a super important relegation six-pointer at Turf Moor.
Can Burnley keep the streak going and make it five on the spin in all competitions on Saturday against Watford away at Vicarage Road?
It will be anything but an easy task for Sean Dyche’s troops who are up against another in-form side here.
The Hornets are unbeaten in last four outings across competitions and they will head into this encouraged with back-to-back victories over Woking and Crystal Palace. Watford are enjoying a fine attacking form after bagging seven goals in last three games.
Craig Cathcart and Tom Cleverley scored two goals within seven minutes midway through the second half last weekend at Selhurst Park.
Watford vs Burnley: Head-to-head
Burnley lead the head to head tie by six wins ahead of their 37th meeting with the Hornets.
Watford, however, claimed a 1-3 victory when these two sides locked horns at the start of this Premier League season.
Clarets earned a domestic double over Watford in the previous term via two narrow wins (2-1 and 1-0).
Watford vs Burnley: Prediction
The home court advantage might play a big role for Watford here. Burnley have always been known as a side which plays much better in front of their crowd. They have a dismal away record in this term as well with 2 wins, 2 draws and 7 defeats in 11 fixtures away from Turf Moor.
On the other hand, it’s quite hard to find the value in the home win at 1.61 odds knowing Watford won only two of past eight hone outings. Burnley won four in a row in all competitions which is why we will rather back goals at both ends in this clash between two free-scoring rivals.
Watford vs Burnley: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10).