Burnley vs Watford Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 25 June 2020

Battle expected at Turf Moor

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EnglandBurnley vs WatfordEngland
25th June 1800hrs
Football – England– Premier League
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 4/6 odds taken 1200 GMT, Wednesday 24 June

 

Watford travel to Burnley on Thursday having gained a point over their relegation rivals at the weekend and looking to do similar at Turf Moor.

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Burnley Preview – Can Burnley bounce back from Monday’s defeat and move beyond 40 points?

It’s been a really testing period for Burnley and particularly their manager Sean Dyche. Disputes with the club’s board around extension of contracts has overshadowed their return to football and also left the manager without key players. That was evident on Monday evening as Burnley were forced to field a changed team and a very youthful looking bench.

Unfortunately for the club’s supporters, that will be the way of it from here on in as the owner seeks to safeguard the finances in these unprecedented times. From a footballing point of view, however, there’s no doubt that it is having an impact on the player’s and their performances.

Our betting prediction:
Watford 1-0 Correct Score
7/1

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(odds taken 1200 GMT, Wednesday 24 June)

 

Overall it’s been a very encouraging campaign for Burnley who have recovered from a difficult start. They sit in 11th spot and just one point shy of the magical 40 which would have been a priority from the outset. Defeat to Manchester City on Monday was their first loss in eight games which indicates just how well they were going before the pandemic struck.

Burnley have also taken eight points from their last four matches at Turf Moor but this match will be taking place under very different circumstances.

Watford Preview – Are Watford set to give their survival hopes a real boost with a first away win in five games?

How important Craig Dawson’s injury-time goal against Leicester on Saturday proves to be in the context of Watford’s season remains to be seen but you sense it could be crucial. It was the only point that any of the bottom five clubs earned during that round of fixtures and means Nigel Pearson’s men are now one point clear of the bottom three.

That may look insignificant with eight games to go but this is going to be a relegation battle which is decided by fine margins. And the nature of the point earned against Leicester can also act as a real boost to players going into these remaining games.

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The resurgence that Pearson overseen when he first took over as reduced somewhat with Watford managing only one win in their last eight league games. Somewhat ironically, that solitary win was against runaway league leaders Liverpool in the penultimate game before the break.

Wins away from home have also been rare for the Hornets who have managed only two on the road all season. The latest of those was back at the start of January, seeing off Bournemouth, and prior to that a comfortable success against bottom club Norwich. The challenge for Watford now is to win against teams who sit above them in the table.

Burnley vs Watford Betting Advice

The impact of Burnley’s decision to not use certain players in the remaining games means the odds for this game look very different to what you would expect considering the current positions of both teams. Watford may be the favourites for this game but they will have to work hard to get a win.

No team has kept more home clean sheets than Burnley this season.

 

Key Facts – Burnley vs Watford Betting Tip

  • Burnley are unbeaten in their last four home games in the league, winning two of them
  • Watford have won just one of their last nine away matches and two all season
  • It’s four wins in seven for Burnley in this fixture, including a 3-0 win earlier this season

 

With Burnley keeping so many clean sheets and as 10 of Watford’s 15 away games have went under 2.5 goals this season, then it looks like another low-scoring game could be in store since football returned.

 

The best betting odds for Burnley vs Watford

Burnley to win: 9/4 at Paddy Power
Draw: 21/10 at Paddy Power
Watford to win: 7/5 at Paddy Power