Burnley vs Watford Odds
|Burnley to win||-118|
|Watford to win||+245|
This fixture brings together the bottom two teams in The Premier League. It is a huge match in the context of which team survives or drops into the Championship and faces the huge financial implications. It looks like any three from four because Newcastle and Norwich are right in the mix.
Newcastle have wealthy owners and are now apparently the richest club in the world. They invested heavily in new players during the recent Transfer Window and now have the quality to accumulate the points to stay in the Premier League. Norwich have won their last two league matches.
Everton are currently producing relegation form but have games in hand and should improve after the managerial appointment of Frank Lampard. A draw would suit the teams above Burnley and Watford but we predict a definite outcome in our Premier League picks for this match.
Burnley vs Watford Picks and Betting Analysis
Burnley to beat Watford at (-118) with PointsBet
Burnley are 20th of 20 teams in the Premier League. They are one place and two points behind Watford but have two games in hand. The home team have suffered most from postponed matches due to Covid. However, the PL have changed the rules regarding the number of cases at a club to reduce the number cancelled fixtures. Burnley will now have to play catch up and the meeting with Watford is one of their games in hand against a relagation rival.
Watford and Everton have the worst record over the last five matches, with four defeats and one draw. Burnley have won just one more point over this spell. Three points in this fixture would take them above Newcastle and one point behind Norwich having played three fewer matches. Watford have conceded at least one goal in every league fixture to date. Losing 3-0 at home to Norwich was devastating and led to Roy Hodgson being recruited to replace the sacked Claudio Ranieri.
It is debateable at this stage of the season whether games in hand are a better scenario than points in the bag. However, Burnley have the experience of a battle against relegation and have the character and experience to stay in the Premier League. However, this is a must win fixture and playing at home will be a huge advantage. Burnley have lost two from seven matches at home and we predict a vital win against Watford who are destined for the nightmare of relegation.
Both Team To Score at (-125) with PointsBet
Burnley have scored just eight goals in seven home matches and only Norwich have a worst scoring record at home. Watford have scored 12 goals in nine fixtures on the road. In fact, they have a better goal difference on the road than at home. Matches of this importance can often be close meetings with one decisive goal. However, in this case we expect the importance of the fixture to produce goals and we predict both teams to score.