Burnley vs Watford Predictions: Back the Clarets new signing with this prop bet
Burnley welcome Watford to Turf Moor In what is a huge game at the bottom of the Premier League, live on BT Sport.
This will only be the hosts second league game since they played Leeds on January the second, a game which they lost 3-1. A recent point away to Arsenal has given Burnley their first point in 4 games. A definite relegation six-pointer should be an intriguing watch Saturday evening.
Burnley v Watford Tips
Dyche's men have dropped to rock bottom in the Premier League, with their last win coming at the end of October. They currently sit 2 points behind 17th place Watford, but do have games in hand on all the teams around them.
Watford managed to end a run of 7 consecutive defeats with a late equaliser vs Newcastle recently, but then followed this result with a shocking 3-0 home defeat to relegation rivals Norwich- Ultimately seeing Claudio Ranieri lose his job being swiftly replaced by Roy Hodgson. This is a huge opportunity for both teams going to into this fixture, and the bookies have the hosts keen favourites at 6/5, with Watford sitting around 5/2.
Chris Wood transferring to Newcastle means a debut should be given to his 12 million pound replacement Wout Weghorst. Cornet could be rested after he was given extra days off after his time away at AFCON.
As for the visitors, Ismailia Sarr is still away with Senegal and Dennis is serving his 1 match suspension.
Burnley v Watford Odds
With Emmanuel Dennis serving his suspension, Joao Pedro is more than likely to continue his run in the side, and this shot line looks great value with bet365.
The young Brazilian has hit this line in 3 of his previous 4 games – the only one where it failed to hit was in a 45 minute cameo and he still managed. He is a player who loves to have a pop and with Watford desperate for wins he will certainly need to try and replicate Dennis’ output for the Hornets. Pedro recently hit 5 and 6 respectively Vs Newcastle and Norwich, so backing him for 3 at 4/5 certainly appeals.
The new signing has always been a great aerial threat – at 6ft6 the Dutchman will certainly be a problem for this leaky Watford defence.
11 of Weghorst’s 59 Bundesliga goals across the past 4 seasons have in-fact been with his head, and Watford have one of the worst records in the league for defending set pieces.
6 out of Burnley’s 16 League goals this term have came from a header (highest % in the division) which further emphasises the reliance on crosses and set pieces for Dyche's men. At 6 feet 6 I expect Weghorst to give Watford a lot of problems not only from set plays, but from crosses throughout the match which definitely makes this 8/1 shot a play, for 0.5Pts.
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