Watford v Burnley Premier League Betting Tips 30/04/2022

Watford and Burnley find themselves amid a Premier League dogfight with just a few games left of the season. However, the sides are in completely contrasting form. Watford can’t buy a win, while Burnley has defied the odds and they are excelling under caretaker manager Mike Jackson. With the sides still in serious danger of the drop, the is a massive six-pointer in the relegation battle and the outcome could shape the rest of the season for either side. Watford vs Burnley kicks off at 3 p.m. at Vicarage Road this Saturday. 

Team News/Form

Watford are currently on a four-match losing streak in the Premier League. The Hornets were on the wrong side of a 5-1 thrashing at Man City last time out, which followed losses against Brentford (2-1), Leeds (3-0) and Liverpool (2-0). After sacking the previous manager Sean Dyce, Burnley has given themselves a chance of securing Premier League safety. Mike Jackson has taken temporary charge and led the Clarets to a three-match unbeaten run. Burnley beat Wolves 1-0 last time out, a result that followed a 2-0 win over Southampton and a 1-1 draw at West Ham. 

Regarding team news, Watford’s Francisco Sierralta, Samuel Kalu, Juraj Kucka, Kiko Femenia and Kwndo Baah are all doubtful. Their only guaranteed absentee is Cucho Hernandez (thigh). Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet and Jay Rodriguez could return after recent injuries. But the Clarets will be without Erik Pieters (knee), Ashley Westwood (ankle), Johann Berg Gudmundsson (calf) and Ben Mee (calf).

Matchwinner Betting Odds

Looking at the matchwinner odds for Watford vs Burnley, there is little between the sides. At 7/4, provided by SpreadEx, Watford are considered slight favourites due to their home advantage. However, the Hornets are on a ten-match losing streak at Vicarage Road and they have lost their last four in a row in the Premier League. There are better odds for a Burnley win at 20/11, provided by SBK, which seems more likely considering the Clarets have won their last two in a row. But our tip this week is to back a draw. There is a lot at stake in this match and neither side will want to lose ground in the relegation race. Also, Burnley are in poor away form, having won just one of their 16 away games this season. As a result, our tip is to choose SpreadEx’s 12/5 odds for a draw. 

BTTS Bet – Yes

Even though a cagey match could take place at Vicarage Road this weekend, we are backing a BTTS yes scoreline between Watford and Burnley. Watford’s recent defensive record is poor and the Hornets have shipped 12 in their last four matches. But, they have also hit the net regularly, seeing BTTS in three of their last four at home. Burnley has improved their goalscoring form in recent weeks, but they have also seen BTTS in two of their last four away. As a result, goals are likely in this relegation scrap and William Hill has the best odds for BTTS Yes at 17/20. 

Anytime Goalscorer Bets

There are few out-and-out picks in the anytime goalscorer market for Watford or Burnley. Neither side has an out-and-out goalscorer this season. But the best pick comes from Watford’s squad. Emmanuel Dennis has been the Hornets’ most threatening player in attack. The Nigerian has ten goals this season and he has scored and assisted in his last two matches. At 9/4 odds, provided by Bet365, there is good value in backing a Dennis anytime goal against Burnley. 

Our Watford v Burnley Betting Tips

Matchwinner – Draw – 12/5 with SpreadEx

BTTS – Yes – 17/20 with William Hill

Anytime Goalscorer – Dennis – 9/4 with Bet365

Watford faces a do-or-die match at Vicarage Road this weekend and anything less than a victory could seal their fate for next season. Burnley will provide tough opposition as they look to secure their Premier League status for another season. As always, our Watford v Burnley Premier League Betting Tips 30/04/2022 are intended to provide good value this weekend. Please remember that our tips are based on the information and news available. They are not given winners.

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