Burnley vs Watford – Predictions & Football Betting Tips

Published: August 18, 2018
Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
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Burnley take on Watford at the Turf Moor looking for a return of back-to-back wins in all competitions. The Clarets were able to finish in the Europa League qualification places last season but the lack of significant strengthening in the summer could hamper the team as the season progresses. Watford brought in a number of new faces as manager Javi Garcia tries to establish his authority in his first full season at the club. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.

Betting Tips for the game

Burnley were able to beat Istanbul Basaksehir 1-0 in extra time. This positive result in the first leg of the Europa League qualification does make it likely for Burnley to reach the group stages of Europe for the first time. The club could only muster a goalless draw with Southampton in the Premier League.

Watford beat Brighton 2-0 at the Vicarage Road thanks to goals from Roberto Pereyra. This provided a winning start for Watford even while missing their top summer acquisition, Gerard Deulofeu.

The recent game between Watford and Burnley took place at Vicarage Road with the Clarets running out 2-1 winners. This helped Burnley to secure a double over Watford last season as they had earlier beaten the Hornets 1-0 at Turf Moor. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]

Match odds

Burnley are at a short price of 2.50 for a victory while Watford are given odds of 3.30 for the same outcome. However, Burnley are expected to show signs of tiredness – especially in the second half of the game – after being involved in extra time just a few days earlier. Watford may be quite happy with a point from this game as the Hornets have had a disappointing record – three defeats in four – in recent matches against Burnley. Our preview would opt for a draw at 3.10.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]

Burnley win odds: 2.50

Watford win odds: 3.30

Correct Score odds

Burnley finished last season with the lowest tally of goals among the top 14 teams in the division, but they still managed a seventh-place finish owing to a strong defence – especially at Turf Moor. Watford’s away record in terms of scoring goals is not great. A convergence of these two teams is likely to result in a low scoring game and our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]

Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds

The low scoring nature of both these clubs is likely to have a big say in terms of the total goals outcome. Since Burnley are extremely cautious at getting positive results at Turf Moor, it will once again be a defensive approach from Dyche’s men. Our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.47[/bet_tip_now]

First Goalscorer odds

Chris Wood last scored in the Europa League qualifying game against Aberdeen at Turf Moor. However, he remains as a key attacking threat for the Clarets and his partnership with Ashley Barnes will once again end up being crucial for the club. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Wood.

[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Chris Wood at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]

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