Watford were more active in the transfer market than Burnley, however, it was Burnley who made the highest profile signing of the two sides in towering centre forward, Weghorst.

Weghorst has played his last three and a half seasons in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg, never failing to score less than 16 goals in any full season in Germany’s top flight.

After losing Wood to relegation rivals Newcastle United it was essential for boss Sean Dyche to replace him and hopefully kick start a side that has scored just 15 league goals in 17 Premier League matches this season.

Weghorst could make an immediate impact due to Watford’s generous defence. He can be backed to score first at William Hill at an enhanced price of 5.5.

Since their last match, Watford sacked Claudio Ranieri and replaced him with Roy Hodgson as manager.

The Hornets have also been active in the transfer window as they signed four players during the winter transfer window including Edo Kayembe and Samir.

With Emmanuel Dennis missing after a red card in his last match and Ismaila Sarr still on African Cup of Nations duty, the goal scoring responsibility rests firmly on Josh King’s shoulders. He is priced at 3.0 to score anytime.

Safe Bets

Under 2.5 goals in this match looks safe. Burnley matches have under 2.5 goals in them 56% of the time and while Watford’s defence has been very generous this season, Burnley has struggled in front of goal this season. Under 2.5 goals is priced at 1.73.

Get Quick Rich

If you’re looking for more of a return for your stake, then coupling up Burnley to win with under 2.5 goals in the match can be backed at 4.75.

The Clarets keep things tight at the back, one goal could be the difference and Watford have not kept a clean sheet all season.

Burnley vs Watford Team News

Charlie Taylor and Ashley Barnes are the only men missing for Burnley. Weghorst is expected to slot straight in for his debut and Maxwel Cornet returns from AFCON duty.

Watford have a host of names missing. Sarr is still on AFCON duty, Dennis is suspended after a red card against Norwich. William Troost-Ekong, Adam Masina and Imran Louza are all back from AFCON duty but may not feature in this match.

Possible Starting Lineups

Burnley: Pope, Roberts, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Lennon, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Weghorst, Cornet

Watford: Foster, Femenia, Cathcart, Sierralta, Kamara, Kayembe, Hernandez, Sissoko, Cleverley, Joao Pedro, King

Highlighted Player – Wout Weghorst

One of the leading scorers in the Bundesliga in his three full seasons there, Weghorst moves to the Premier League with some pedigree. Standing at 6”6 he is slightly taller than former striker Wood and should fit nicely into set piece routines and Burnley’s aerial threat.

Despite his height he has not yet scored with head this season and is very much able to play with ball at feet also.

Most popular FAQ for Burnley vs Watford

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Burnley beat Watford 1-0 at Turf Moor on 25 June 2020.

Where will this fixture be played?

This fixture will be played at Turf Moor.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out the odds at William Hill for Burnley vs Watford.






Load comments