Watford vs Burnley prediction and betting tips (August 12)
Watford drew their last league game against West Brom. Will the Hornets get a win over Burnley in their next game?
Ian Maatsen has been Burnley’s best player in the Championship this season.
Ian Maatsen has been Burnley’s best player in the Championship this season.

Watford will host Burnley in Round 3 of the Championship.

The match will start at 7 p.m GMT on Friday, 12 August 2022. The match venue is Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford. Below you will find betting tips and match predictions for Watford vs Burnley (August 12) in the Round 3 of the Championship.

Watford vs Burnley latest odds on betting sites

Watford have their winning odds placed at 2.40 (+140 American; 7/5 Fractional). Burnley, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 3.00 (+200; 2/1). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 3.32 (+232; 58/25).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Watford — 41%, draw — 29%, Burnley — 30%.

Latest betting odds on Watford vs Burnley (12 August 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.23 (+123; 123/100)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on Watford — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Burnley — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.91 (-110; 10/1)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.91 (-110; 10/1)

Watford vs Burnley match preview and statistics

Watford drew their last game against West Brom as Sarr missed a late penalty in the game. Ismaila Sarr opened the scoreline for Watford with an astonishing finish as he hit the ball from the halfway line into the net. Karlan Grant levelled the scoreline with a right-footed shot from the centre of the box into the net.

Ismaila Sarr missed a penalty in the 73rd minute as his right-footed shot was saved in the bottom right corner. Watford had 30% ball possession as they completed 147 passes. They had 1.05. expected goals compared to West Brom's expected goals of 2.05.

West Brom are currently 4th in the Championship table with four points. They have scored two goals while conceding one goal.

Watford team news: Imran Louza is out of the game with a knee injury.

Burnley played a 1-1 draw against Luton in their last Championship game. Daniel Potts opened the scoreline in the fifth minute with a left-footed shot from the centre of the box into the net. Josh Brownhill levelled the scoreline in the 50th minute with a right-footed shot from outside of the box into the bottom right corner.

Burnley had 71% ball possession as they completed 487 passes. They had 0.46 expected goals compared to Luton’s expected goals of 1.32.

Burnley are currently third in the Championship table with four points. They have scored two goals while conceding one goal.

Burnley team news: Jack O’Connell and Jayden Bogle are out of the game with injuries.

Watford vs Burnley H2H

Two of the last four games have ended in over 2.5 goals.

Burnley have won Three of the last four games between both sides.

Watford vs Burnley lineups and key players

Watford projected starting lineup:

  • Daniel Bachmann
  • Jeremy Ngakia
  • William Troost-Ekong
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Hassane Kamara
  • Tom Dele-Bashiru
  • Dan Gosling
  • Edo Kayembe
  • Joao Pedro
  • Ismaila Sarr
  • Emmanuel Dennis

Notable subs: Ken Sema

Ismaila Sarr scored a wonderful goal in their 1-1 draw against West Brom. The Senegalese scored one of the goals of the season as he hit the ball from the middle of the pitch into the net. Sarr had an expected goal of 0.96 in that game as had three shots.

Burnley projected starting lineup:

  • Arijanet Muric
  • Ian Maatsen
  • Charlie Taylor
  • Taylor Harwood-Bellis
  • Connor Roberts
  • Josh Cullen
  • Jack Cork
  • Samuel Bastien
  • Dara Costelloe
  • Ashley Barnes
  • Josh Brownhill

Ian Maatsen has been Burnley’s best player in the Championship this season. The Chelsea loanee has won back-to-back man of the match award. The Holland international created the most chances in the match (8)

Watford vs Burnley predictions and betting tips

Both teams have started this campaign very strong as they are unbeaten. Watford have won one game while drawing the other. Burnley have also won one game while drawing the other. They have both scored two goals while conceding one. I predict a draw in this game

The game will be an interesting one with a lot of goals. Two of the last five Burnley’s games have ended in over 2.5 goals. Two of the last four meetings between both sides have ended in over 2.5 goals. I predict over 2.5 goals in this game.

Betting prediction: Draw

Odds: 3.32 (+232 American; 58/25 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 2.23 (+123 American; 123/100 Fractional)

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