EPL: Watford vs Burnley




Although not officially relegated, the scenario that Watford can stay in the Premier League after this season closes is very small. In contrast, Burnley has made commendable strides in recent times to get out of the danger zone. With high spirits, believe that Burnley will make it right at Vicarage Road.

After just one season back in the Premier League, Watford is on the way back to the Championship playground. With a record of 6 wins, 4 draws and 23 defeats, Watford is currently the penultimate in the rankings with 22 points. They are 9 points behind Burnley’s own safe position and it is difficult to level in the remaining 5 matches. Watford are the team to lose the most in the Premier League this season and the morale of the players is very low.

The last time he played, Watford lost to Man City 1-5 when he was a guest at Etihad. Thus, Watford has fallen into a state of nothing in the last 4 rounds and has conceded 2 or more goals. Home form does not help Watford in its attempt to avoid relegation. They have lost the last 10 home matches in the Premier League with 7 goals scored and 27 times conceded. The last 4 home matches saw Watford conceding 12 goals.

The away team Burnley is also having a turbulent season and they constantly struggled in the dangerous area before having a series of recent explosive matches. After firing former coach Sean Dyche, Burnley was unbeaten in the last 3 rounds. They drew West Ham, then beat Southampton and most recently Wolves. Sublime performance helped Burnley escape from the group holding the red light in a spectacular way. Currently, the visitors have climbed to 17th place in the table and are two points ahead of Everton, but it is important that Frank Lampard’s side have a match in hand.

Therefore, the pressure to win is still weighing on Burnley in the 5 rounds of closing matches. Burnley’s away form is very bad, with only 1 win, 7 draw and 8 loss through 16 matches away from home this season. They have only scored 13 away goals this season, which is a huge problem that Burnley needs to solve on this trip. Luckily for Burnley because that this team is unbeaten in all 4 recent matches against Watford (draw 2, lose 2). That is the fulcrum for Burnley to continue to subdue an opponent whose morale is down.

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