Watford and Burnley have had slow starts to their respective seasons and will approach this Premier League encounter as a chance to pick up a much-needed victory. The game begins at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Turf Moor. We approach match week 17 with Sean Dyche & Claudio Ranieri, both languishing at the bottom of the Premier League standings with their respective clubs. The Clarets have 12 points, while the Hornets have 14, putting them in the 20th and 19th spot. Burnley and Watford are neck and neck in the Premier League standings, separated by 0 points.
Burnley vs. Watford: Team News and Form
Burnley and Watford will clash at Turf Moor in a rescheduled Premier League match. The Clarets continue to operate without key forward Chris Wood, who signed for Newcastle United in January. The recruit – Wout Weghorst – may make his Premier League debut against the Hornets. Josh Brownhill is suspended from the game, while Ashley Barnes is injured.
The Hornets struggled early at the defense in a 3-0 defeat to the Canaries. Watford is also in the relegation zone due to their poor stats during this season. Louza, Masina, and Troost-Ekong have returned from international service, while Emmanuel Dennis is serving a one-game suspension for his red card in the last league encounter.
Burnley requires a victory in this encounter. In their last five encounters, they have failed to do so, losing to Leeds United in the previous round. On the other hand, the Hornets can only aspire to win in this clash – their stalemate against Newcastle United means they have yet to collect all three points this season. Burnley should capitalize on their home advantage since they have collected just six points in their past five Premier League home games. Watford has had success on the road lately, winning four of their previous five.
Burnley vs. Watford Betting Tips: Both Teams to Score & Over 2.5 Goals
The previous performances of both teams and the current circumstances in which they are now operating indicate that this encounter will conclude with goals for each team. Three of Burnley’s last four games in all competitions have seen both sides score, while Watford’s last six league and cup games have seen both teams score four times.
On Saturday, Burnley and Watford are set to meet for the fourth time in the previous five games, and we’re anticipating another three-goal thriller to ensue. Burnley and Watford have both scored over 2.5 goals in three of their past four games, and this weekend’s matchup is no different, so you can understand why we’re betting goals between the two.
Burnley vs. Watford: Analysis, Possible Line Up, and Prediction
Burnley’s most recent match ended in defeat against their last opponent – Leeds United. The score was 1-3 at full time. With that game behind them, Sean Dyche’s side will turn their attention to this week’s Premier League opponent: Watford. Burnley controlled 45 percent of the ball against Leeds with eight shots on goal while conceding 23.
Burnley earned a point away against Arsenal last time out when most expected them to lose. The capacity to defend against big clubs away from home will provide the Clarets with the hope they require to climb out of their current predicament. Although Dyche’s side is bottom of the standings, they have 2 and 4 games in hand on the clubs above and below them, and a win this weekend may kick-start their resurgence.
Watford, however, drew its previous match. Claudio Ranieri’s men last faced Newcastle United. The match ended in a 1-1 stalemate. According to statistics, Watford earned 48 percent possession of the ball against Newcastle United. When it comes to shots on goal, the Hornets had an 18 while conceding 12.
In their previous match, Watford was hammered 3-0 at home by rival relegation battlers Norwich City, bringing Ranieri’s reign to an end. Roy Hodgson has been appointed as the interim manager. Since taking over, Watford can score goals but needs to address their defensive concerns, something Hogdson will be addressing since taking over.
Burnley is unquestionably the favorite to win this game. Watford has now lost four consecutive matches. Burnley, however, has not won any game in its last four games but has drawn three of them. Burnley is also unbeaten in its previous three home games, winning one in that span.
The Clarets Possible Lineup – Cornet, Lennon, Pope, Mee, Pieters, Brownhill, Tarkowski, Weghorst, Roberts, Westwood, & McNeil
The Hornets Possible Lineup – Bachmann, Cleverley, Hernández, Femenía, Kamara, Kabasele, Kayembe, Samir, King, Sissoko, & Pedro