Watford v Burnley predictions: Clarets can extend unbeaten start | Sports News

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Vincent Kompany’s Burnley head to Watford in bid to stay unbeaten

Paul Greenwood – Camera Sport

Free soccer tips, best bets and analysis for Watford v Burnley in the Championship on Friday.

where to watch

Sky Sports Football & Main Event, 8 p.m. Friday

Best bet

Burnley draw no bet
1pt 6-5 general

Team News

Francisco Sierralta is set to miss after picking up an injury in Monday’s 1-1 draw at West Brom. Imran Louza and Tom Dele-Bashiru (both knees) remain sidelined, but Hamza Choudhury could feature after being loaned out by Leicester.

Scott Twine and Jay Rodriguez joined Ashley Westwood and Johann Berg Gudmundsson on the sidelines.

Match preview

Relegated Watford and Burnley have made good starts to the Championship and the Clarets can extend their unbeaten run with victory at Vicarage Road.

There have been no signs of a hangover either side with four points each from two games, but Watford have some issues to deal with following their 1-1 draw at West Brom on Monday.

Watford’s midfield was overwhelmed at The Hawthorns and their overworked defenders were unable to offer sufficient protection to keeper Daniel Bachmann, who faced seven shots on target.

The Hornets wasted a glorious chance to win the game when Ismaila Sarr’s tame penalty was saved by David Button, but the point earned was more than they deserved.

Watford got off to a tougher start than Burnley, who followed a dominating 1-0 success at Huddersfield with a 1-1 draw at home to Luton, but the Clarets had good control of both games with possession shares of 70 and 71%.

We’re a long way from the days of Sean Dyche where they played a much more direct style and the change of approach seems to be working.

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany could anticipate a few bumps in the road and would appreciate the risks of a possession-based style against a team of Watford’s counter-attacking abilities.

However, Burnley gave up very few chances in their opening two matches and, if they can keep a lid on Sarr, Joao Pedro and Emmanuel Dennis, they will have every chance of registering a second straight away win. .

Key stat

Watford have lost 12 of their last 14 home matches.


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