26/09/2016

Preview - Burnley

The Golden Boys go searching for their third Premier League win in a row this evening (Monday September 26) when they travel to Turf Moor to face newly-promoted Burnley.

Following superb wins against West Ham United and Manchester United respectively, Walter Mazzarri's squad will travel to Lancashire in high spirits to face a team managed by former Watford defender and manager, Sean Dyche.

Dyche's side have begun life back in the top-flight in steady fashion picking up four points from their five Premier League games to date, including a memorable 2-0 win over Liverpool at Turf Moor.

In this week's preview, get all the essential facts you need ahead of the clash and hear from last weekend's match-winning hero Camilo Zúñiga as he reflects on Sunday's United win and looks ahead to the different challenge posed by Burnley. 

Remember, if you can't make it to Burnley, you can follow all the action here on watfordfc.com on matchday live.


Burnley v Watford Betting Preview

138.com brings readers of watfordfc.com the best odds ahead of tonight's Premier League clash.
 
Burnley’s start to life in the Premier League has been a tough one and while a home fixture against Watford was probably earmarked as an opportunity to pick up points a few weeks ago, it might now seem a more daunting challenge.
 
Watford have gained seven points from a tricky fixture list and sit in ninth place on the shoulder of Manchester United, who they beat last week. A return of seven goals from games against West Ham and Manchester United would have pleased Walter Mazzarri greatly but, you suspect, so would the number of players chipping in with goals. Watford are a lot more than their front two.
 
Picking the opening goal scorer in this one looks like a challenge, with plenty capable of breaking the deadlock. Etienne Capoue must be paid special attention though considering his explosive start to the season. He’s 11/1 to net first on Monday night. Odion Ighalo (19/4) and Troy Deeney (11/2) head the betting and a case could be made for each.
 
While goals have been a little harder to come by for Burnley this campaign, backing both teams to score at even money seems overpriced considering this has occurred in every Watford game so far this season, as readers of this column will know. However, Watford’s form at the moment is undeniable and backing them to win a game filled with goals is the play here.
 
Recommended bet: Watford to win and both teams to score at 17/4

First Team 24/09/2016

Pantilimon | “It Was A Great Day”

Hear from goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon as he reminisces about his time spent at Manchester City, playing alongside the likes of Vincent Kompany and David Silva, as well as the highs and lows of trips to Wembley Stadium. 

In an an exclusive chat with watfordfc.com, we take the Romanian international on a trip down memory lane to the beginning of his time in England in Manchester, as well as looking at a special moment in his career with the Golden Boys. 

Watch the above video for FREE to hear more from Pantilimon as the Hornets prepare for Monday evening’s game against Burnley.