Watford vs. Burnley Betting Tips: Kompany Revolution to Continue
Watford vs Burnley Odds
Two of the three Premier League sides who faced the drop last campaign face each other on Friday night at Vicarage Road, both clubs have won and drawn in their opening two matches in the second tier.
Rob Edward’s side arrive here as favourites but some may be put off getting behind them after watching them at the Hawthorns earlier in the week in a clash they were dominated in losing the shot counter 19-5 and only managing 31% of the possession. Vincent Kompany’s Burnley looked fantastic in their opening day victory in Huddersfield, they dominated the ball against Luton last weekend but managed just a point after registering just a single shot on target.
Looking at recent meetings between the sides the Clarets have had far more joy, winning three of the previous with the remaining two ending goalless. Burnley are best priced at slightly over 2/1 to leave Hertfordshire with all 3 points just as they did when they last met in this fixture towards the end of the Premier League season.
Watford vs Burnley Tips:
Vincent Kompany’s side have scored in both games this campaign and have enjoyed dominating the ball and they could once again look to make Watford do a large part of the running. Despite the Hornets boasting the best front three in the league the defence isn't the most inspiring which could lead to Burnley creating some chances. A price of 4/7 is on offer for the visitors to leave with at least a point, but I do feel they can get themselves on the score sheet.
Josh Brownhill and Ian Maatsen have scored the goals so far with the Dutchman really impressing since his loan move from Chelsea over the summer. The 20 year old has racked up 7 shots from left back already and gives an extra attacking threat when he bombs down the left side of the field. Burnley are priced at 4/9 to score a goal on Friday night, combining the two angles offers up a solid price and that will be my main play for the match on Friday night.
As mentioned previously, Ian Maatsen has been on fire in the shot department, he racked up 3 on the opening day of the season where he scored the only goal in the win against Huddersfield and 4 at home to Luton last weekend. The 13/1 looks a bit steep considering the amount of goal attempts he’s had so far and with a price as low as 9/2 for the same selection being offered elsewhere.
The youngster isn't known for his scoring abilities but he has bagged 3 times in his last 16 starts in the Championship, he averaged 1.2 shots per 90 in his 35 games for Coventry last season. At 13/1 I’m keen to have this as my second selection, the early season statistics definitely provide some comfort. Let’s hope he’ll be just as influential as he has been so far and manages to pop up with a winning goal.
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