Watford vs Burnley Prediction & Match Preview

Watford vs Burnley Championship Prediction by LeagueLane

Watford vs Burnley
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 12 August 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road.

Both Burnley and Watford were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the previous season. And as such the two squads will be harboring hopes of making a quick return to the top flight.

Going on even though both teams had to face the boot from the top flight the previous campaign, it needs to be noted that their respected demotions were not at all similar.

While the relegation of Watford was a foregone conclusion towards the end of the season, counterparts Burnley hung until the very last match-day. If not for some climax heroics from the likes of Leeds, Everton etc they would have been playing in the Premier League right now.

And even though they were taken out from the top flight they still have retained the quality of having faced some of the very best teams in Europe.

They are on a good streak of performances and are finding the back of the net in plenty. Currently they are placed 4th in the Championship table and they have maintained an unbeaten record.

Meanwhile, Watford have shown weaknesses with their defense and have displayed an inability to take good advantage of their home fixtures as well.

They had won a total of 6 times all through their previous campaign and they had let in an embarrassing 77 goals during this stretch as well.

Moreover, they also have a poor head-to-head record against this rival over the years and for all these reasons it is expected that we are about to witness a victory for Burnley this Friday.

Watford vs Burnley Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest encounter had finished in a 1-2 win for Burnley.
  • They had won 3 of the past 4 meetings.
  • They had scored 2 or more goals in 2 of the past 4 clashes.
  • The visitors have been unbeaten at this venue since 2017.

Watford vs Burnley Prediction & Analysis

Watford have a total of just one official win since March and just 3 since November of 2021. In the process, they had also gone on separate 6-game as well as 7-fixture losing streaks.

On the other hand, Burnley are on a 4-game unbeaten run and 3 of these were wins. Do also note that they were unbeaten in 8 of their past 11 matches.

Considering these observations, as well as past head-to-head clashes, expect a victory for Burnley this weekend.

Tips for Watford vs Burnley

  • Draw No Bet: Burnley @ 2.20
  • Correct Score: 2-1 Burnley @ 12.00.