Burnley welcome Watford to Turf Moor knowing that they need a good result to kickstart their season. They have lost three of their opening five games, with one draw and one win. That win was over Liverpool, so there are signs they will be able to compete in the top flight this season. Watford have been doing well, back-to-back wins over West Ham and Man Utd catapulting them into ninth. They scored seven in those two games as well – four more than Burnley have scored all season. This preview will offer up some betting tips for the game, as well as a few predictions to look out for.
Burnley vs Watford Prediction: More goals in the second half
As mentioned, Watford have scored seven goals in the last two games. Of those goals, three have been in the first half, with four coming in the second. Burnley defenders could well find themselves run ragged throughout the game if the Hornets can keep up recent form and flow, so as the game wears on there will likely be some tired legs at the back. For the second half to be higher scoring than the first is 11/10. As a contrast, two thirds of Burnley’s goals this season have been before half-time, but they have only managed three from their opening five games. The second half being higher scoring seems the much more feasible betting tip, and if you’d like to up the odds a bit more get on Watford to take the second half as well.
Burnley vs Watford Football tips: Watford to lead at half time and win
Despite the belief that there will be more goals in the second half than the first, we can see Watford going in front before the interval. They will likely take the game to Burnley from very early on – at least based on how recent matches have gone. Etienne Capoue has bagged four already this season, while Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo have two each, so there will be plenty of threat for Burnley to deal with. In contrast, Burnley’s joint top scorers are Steven Defour, Andre Gray and Sam Vokes – with one each. They scored twice against Liverpool, so they can get the ball where it needs to be, but Watford will fancy their chances in this one. For the Hornets to lead at half time and go on to win the game outright is 10/3.