Watford-Burnley Betting Preview: Free-scoring Hornets to continue trend in tight encounter

Expect goals at a packed out Vicarage Road, as Gianfranco Zola's men look to get over their mini blip with our tipster Hugh Wilson backing a 15/2 value bet
A full house is expected for this good Friday match at Vicarage Road, with Watford looking to get back to winning ways and push on to the automatic promotion places. Gianfranco Zola’s men currently trail Hull City, who sit in second place, by two points.

Watford will be looking to put back to back losses against Blackpool and Barnsley out of their minds as they have a chance, for 24 hours at least, to go back into the top two. The Hornets have won nine of their last 14 home matches and are favorites at 19/20 (1.95) with William Hill to come out on top.

Burnley sit in 11th place in the Championship, 10 points off Leicester City in 6th place. Although still mathematically possible to make it to the play-offs, their recent form of one win in 10 has all but ended their chances of reaching the top six.

The Clarets are without a win in the last three matches and are outsiders for this clash at 11/4 (3.75) with William Hill. The same firm offers the draw at 23/10 (3.30).

Whereas there may be some value backing Watford to win, a bet which is worth investing in is over 2.5 goals in the game at evens (2.00).  Zola’s men are the highest scorers in the Championship, averaging almost two goals per game themselves and with over 2.5 goals paying out in Watford’s last seven home matches, it’s a tough price to ignore.

Sean Dyche’s men have also not been shy in the goals market, with 10 of their away games this season ending with over 2.5 goals.

For those looking for more value, Watford to win 2-1 at 15/2 (8.50) with William Hill looks like a great price. The Hornets have won three of their last five matches at home by this scoreline. Add to the fact that Burnley’s last seven losses in the league have been by the single goal, it is definitely worth backing for those who are looking to stake a smaller stake for large returns.

Over 2.5 goals at evens (2.00) with William Hill
Watford to win 2-1 at 15/2 (8.50) with William Hill

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