Watford Preview: vs Burnley

Watford FC will be hoping to continue their impressive start to the 2018/19 premier league season by following up their win against Brighton, with a positive result against Burnley.

Watford FC began their premier league campaign last Saturday with a 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion FC. Star performances from Roberto Pereyra and Jose Holebas helped Watford ease their way to three points on the opening day of the season. A very encouraging display from the Hornets, which fans will be hoping can continue this weekend against their former manager Sean Dyche. Both Watford Fc strikers will be hoping to leave their mark on this game as they will both have equally a lot to prove. Andre Gray returning to face his former club, and Troy Deeney playing against the club who had a £9 million bid for his services rejected by Watford in the summer. Both will be eager to get on the scoresheet and show Burnley what they’re missing.

Watford’s opponents Burnley have progressed to the third round of the qualification stages of the Europa League. Javi Gracia and Watford will be hoping that they game of Thursday will have tired their opponents out. However in a recent interview Sean Dyche described his players mental and physical fitness as fantastic. In Burnley Watford will be facing two ex-hornets. Matej Vydra who was a fan favourite who twice helped Watford push for promotion to the Premier League, although is said not to be fit, and Sean Dyche who was the Watford manager at the begining of the Pozzo era.

Watford will be expecting a very different game compared to last time out, at home to Brighton. Sean Dyche will set up his players to prevent creative players like Pereyra and Hughes getting a hold of the ball in the midfield and taking control of the game. If Watford do hope to take anything from Turf Moore they will have to be on top of their game.

Last time Watford faced Burnley at Turf Moore, Sean Dyches men won 1-0 thanks to a 45th minute Scott Arfield goal. A very forgettable afternoon for the hornets which saw Marvin Zeegelaar sent off for a dangerous challenge in the first half. Watford will be hoping for something quite different this time out.

By Rufus Brooks




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