Burnley v Watford tips: Clarets will be stung at Turf Moor tonight
An in-form Watford should prove too strong for struggling Burnley tonight
September 26th, 2016
Tonight’s Premier League action is concentrated at Burnley’s Turf Moor and Sean Dyche will be a man under more pressure should his Clarets fail to pick up a vital second win of the season.
Burnley’s only victory since the start of the Premier League campaign was an unlikely 2-0 win over Liverpool last month, however aside from this shock result, they have only managed one more point in their 1-1 draw with Hull City.
This is clearly not good enough should the Clarets harbour ambitions of remaining in the top flight, however the side have offered little else with defeats to Swansea, Chelsea and Leicester.
This contrasts sharply with how Watford have been doing recently. OK so the Hornets struggled throughout August although considering that they were up against the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea, they can perhaps be forgiven for failing to register a single win.
They did pick up a point at Southampton in their opening game however and they appear to have found their feet with back-to-back wins over West Ham United and Manchester United in their last two outings.
Will they be confident of making it three on the bounce at Turf Moor tonight? You bet they will and we’ll be backing them to do just that. Indeed the Hornets possess one of Europe’s in-form players with Etienne Capoue managing four goals and an assist, however the bookies are playing it pretty cautious and looking at the odds there is strangely little to separate Burnley (2/1) and Watford (6/4) in the outright winner market.
With that in mind, the opportunity is there to back the Hornets at a much bigger price than would perhaps have been expected and added value is available by backing goals in this match, given that Watford are banging them in with relative ease at the moment.
The Hornets have found the net seven times in their last two outings and with their games this season averaging 3.6 goals per match, we’ll be going with Coral’s extremely generous 16/5 for Watford to win and over 2.5 goals. It seems like free money. Almost.
With Capoue being involved in half of Watford’s Premier League goals, we expect him to feature heavily in tonight’s action. The bookies disagree with this, therefore we are presented with another opportunity to bash them with Betfair directly in the firing line with their 5/1 for an Capoue anytime goal.