Watford vs Burnley Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 12/08/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Watford vs Burnley: Our top betting tips

Neither of these sides have a perfect record from their opening couple of Championship games despite their promotion expectations. Will either find a way to win here? Find out with our Watford vs Burnley match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

It will end level

Call it sitting on the fence if you want but we see this game ending level. Burnley have impressed under Vincent Kompany to this point but Watford are no fools either with both sides having been relegated from the Premier League last season. Interestingly though, both drew their previous matches and the head to head record is extremely tight as well; two of the last five meetings have been draws but only one of those five have ended with more than one goal between the sides. For that reason, we can't look beyond a share of the spoils.

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Could both sides blank?

We're not combining this bet with our first tip but there is every chance this game sees at least one side fail to score. Three of Watford's last five matches have seen at least one side fail to score whilst Burnley have a 50/50 record in that regard across their last four games. Furthermore, the head to head record is full of ‘nil' related scorelines; four of the past five clashes have ended in that manner and we think this one might as well!

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Watford vs Burnley

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Last Five - WatfordWatford

12/11/22

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Watford

Watford

0

0

D

08/11/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Watford

Watford

0

2

W

05/11/22

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Watford

Watford

1

0

L

02/11/22

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

Watford

Watford

1

2

W

29/10/22

England Championship CHA

Wigan

Wigan

Watford

Watford

0

1

W

Last Five - BurnleyBurnley

13/11/22

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Burnley

Burnley

0

3

W

08/11/22

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Crawley Town

Crawley Town

Burnley

Burnley

1

3

W

05/11/22

England Championship CHA

Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

Burnley

Burnley

5

2

L

02/11/22

England Championship CHA

Rotherham

Rotherham

Burnley

Burnley

2

3

W

29/10/22

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

Burnley

Burnley

1

2

W

Two promotion hopefuls due to do battle

Last season this game was a relegation six pointer in the top flight. Now it's an early season yardstick for who is best positioned to bounce back at the first time of asking with both sides in need of bagging a win. Watford and Burnley have made decent enough starts to the campaign but a loss here against a league rival would unquestionably be a tough pill to swallow.

Watford have faced an incredibly tough start to the season with this game against Burnley being the third fixture against a promotion contender on the spin, however, it's so far so good for the Hornets with four points from two games. With the likes of Ismaila Sarr producing magical moments, they'll fancy their chances here.

Watford Predicted lineup – Bachmann, Cathcart, Sierralta, Kabasele, Sema, Kamara, Cleverley, Kayembe, Dennis, Sarr, Pedro

We've just said that Watford have had a tough set of fixtures to kick off their campaign but so have Burnley; they too have emerged in decent shape having won one and drawn one. Vincent Kompany has them playing a different brand of football compared to what we're used to seeing too; it could set this up to be highly interesting.

Burnley Predicted lineup – Muric, Roberts, Harwood-Bellis, Taylor, Maatsen, Brownhill, Cork, Cullen, Bastien, Costelloe, Barnes

A quickfire FAQ on Watford vs Burnley

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  • Where is the match being hosted? – Vicarage Road
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Watford
  • What time does the match kick off? 20:00 GMT