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Preview: Watford vs. Burnley - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Friday’s championship clash between Watford and Burnley, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

The pair of undefeated championship sides will face off on Friday. Watford to host Burnley At Vicarage Road in the third game of the season for both teams.

The Hornets drew 1-1 at West Bromwich Albion in their opening game against Sheffield United, and after winning 1-0, the Clarets scored an early goal in the second half to draw Luton Town by the same score. I was.

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After a solid start to the season against the Blaze, the Hornets side were overwhelmed (70%-30%) by the Baggies in the Premier League last season and luckily eliminated. away with a draw.

last season, Rob Edwards After leading Forest Green Rovers to the League Two title and a final spell lasting just one campaign, he will be tasked with getting the side back into the top flight.

As a former centre-back, Edwards will need to improve on a defense that conceded the third-most goals in the Premier League last season (77). In 2021-22 he will be through three different managers.

Early on, Edwards was impressed by his team’s commitment on the field.It seems that there are already many friendships within this group that weren’t seen in previous campaigns.

Being more aggressive on and off the ball will be key as they face a team with 12 more points than them in the previous Premier League campaign.

Another win at Vicarage Road equals last season’s total, when they scored just eight points at home.

Burnley boss Vincent Kompany on 6 August 2022© Reuters

It’s a transitional period for Burnley, who have managed to stay in the top flight for several years despite lack of funds compared to most Premier League clubs.

made millions of dollars selling some players in the summer transfer market, Vincent Company We were able to develop a solid early continuity with this group.

Returning to England from Anderlecht, the former Manchester City captain played in an Etihad system designed to keep possession for long periods of time.

In both of their domestic matches so far, this team has won over 70% of the ball and executed their new boss tactics relatively well.

Belgian philosophy Sean Dyke approach when they mostly played with a long passing system, relying on speed from the front players while maintaining a relatively consistent form.

After just two games, the Burnley side displayed their creativity and had multiple scoring chances in both games, beating Huddersfield Town 1-0 in the opener before facing the Hatters again.

Showing more quality in the final third is what Kompany is looking for in players moving forward. Because in each game he only scored once, despite all their chances.

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Watford's new manager Rob Edwards on 1 August 2022© Reuters

Ismaila Sar In the last match, he scored his first goal of the season with the Hornets, Craig Cathcart Collect assists as Searle, Joao Pedro So far, he is the only player to score goals in the country. Daniel Bachmann He recorded three saves in the opening game at home and recorded the first clean sheet of the season.

Emmanuel Dennis After leading the team with 10 goals in the top flight last season, he is looking for his first player of the season. Mario Gaspard debuted in the Hornets’ final game, instead Hassan Kamarain the meantime Ray ManajiArriving on a free transfer from Barcelona this summer, has come off the bench in their last two domestic encounters.

Imran Ruza He is out until late August with a knee injury. William Tolst-Eekong Show the first action of the season in Section 2, instead Francisco Sieralta Last 7 minutes and stop time.

Josh Brownhill He scored his first goal of the new season at Burnley this weekend. Ian Marsen It was the only tally in the first domestic game.

marzen, Charlie Taylor, Taylor Harwood-Bellis When connor roberts made life easier Ali Janet Mulickas the Kosovar goalkeeper didn’t have to make a single save in the shutout win over Huddersfield.

Ashley Westwood Due to a broken ankle, I won’t be back until the end of the month at the earliest. Johann Berg Gudmundsson He may return in late August from a foot injury.

Watford’s starting XI:
Bachmann; Cathcart, Troost-Ekong, Kabasele; Sema, Kayembe, Cleverley, Gosling.Pedro; Dennis Sir

Potential Burnley starters:
Mulick; Roberts, Harwood Bellis, Taylor, Marzen. Brownhill, Cork, Karen, Phillips.Benson, Barnes

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Watford 1-2 Burnley.

The two sides are tied on points and on goal difference, so it should be an even match between the two sides who were relegated from the Premier League last season.

Burnley look more comfortable under the new system, with Claret’s energy and aggression looking much better as it looks like Watford will need a little more time to develop some solid chemistry. We hope that it will help us pass the home side in this match.

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