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Watford vs. Burnley 4/30/2022 Premier League Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Watford challenges Burnley on 4/30/2022 at 09:00 AM.

Watford meets Burnley in a Premier League match. Watford with a record of 6-4-23 this season comes into this game with a 4-3-10 record on the road. Burnley is 6-13-14 this season and is 5-6-6 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Watford and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. How does Burnley bounce back from a tough loss? They will get to answer that question on their home pitch against Watford.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Burnley and it is an opportunity to get rolling. Burnley came away with a well-earned victory in their previous match and now set their sights on Watford at their home pitch.

The Watford Roster

The Players to Watch for the Watford

Moussa Sissoko MF



Moussa Sissoko has 30 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Watford teammates, Moussa Sissoko had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Moussa Sissoko has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Moussa Sissoko has 0 Red Cards this season.

Emmanuel Dennis FW,MF



As a scorer, Emmanuel Dennis had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Emmanuel Dennis has 10 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Emmanuel Dennis has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Emmanuel Dennis has 0 Red Cards this season.

Craig Cathcart DF



Craig Cathcart has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Craig Cathcart has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Craig Cathcart has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Craig Cathcart has 0 Red Cards this season.

Joshua King FW



Joshua King has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Watford teammates, Joshua King had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Joshua King has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Joshua King has 1 Red Cards this season.

Kiko Femenía DF



As a scorer, Kiko Femenía had 20 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Watford teammates, Kiko Femenía had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kiko Femenía has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kiko Femenía has 0 Red Cards this season.

The Burnley Roster

The Players to Watch for the Burnley

James Tarkowski DF



James Tarkowski has 31 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. James Tarkowski has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

James Tarkowski has 0 Yellow Cards this season. James Tarkowski has 0 Red Cards this season.

Dwight McNeil MF



As a scorer, Dwight McNeil had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Burnley teammates, Dwight McNeil had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Dwight McNeil has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dwight McNeil has 0 Red Cards this season.

Josh Brownhill MF



Josh Brownhill has 28 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Josh Brownhill has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Josh Brownhill has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Josh Brownhill has 0 Red Cards this season.

Ashley Westwood MF



As a scorer, Ashley Westwood had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Ashley Westwood has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Ashley Westwood has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ashley Westwood has 0 Red Cards this season.

Charlie Taylor DF



As a scorer, Charlie Taylor had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Burnley teammates, Charlie Taylor had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Charlie Taylor has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Charlie Taylor has 0 Red Cards this season.

Watford Team Stats

The Watford Offensive Stats and Metrics

Watford scored 0.91 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Watford was able to score 0.76 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Watford was able to score on 0.26 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Watford attempted 3.48 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. They are not attempting shots on goal enough. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Watford attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 32.7% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.







Watford Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Watford was able to hold opponents to 1.85 goals. The defensive effort has been pitiful, maybe it will improve, but this is not working. Nobody should be proud of this. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.48 shots were saved by Watford goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 58.1% of shots on target were saved by Watford goalkeepers. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 9.1% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Watford. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







Watford Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Watford had 9.88 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Watford is in the top 92 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Watford has successfully intercepted 17.85 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Watford in the top 4 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Watford has committed 14.39 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Watford is in the top 73 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Watford drew 10.48 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Watford in the top 85 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Watford had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.39 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Watford in the top 17 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.







Burnley Team Stats

The Burnley Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Burnley was able to score 0.82 goals. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Burnley was able to score 0.70 goals off assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Burnley converted on 0.28 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Burnley attempts 2.94 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Burnley is able to get 28.2% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Burnley Defensive Stats and Metrics

Burnley gave up 1.33 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.36 shots were saved by Burnley goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Burnley goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 70.8% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Burnley goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 27.3% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Burnley Utility Stats

Burnley tried 11.91 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Burnley in the top 73 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Burnley had 16.85 interceptions. This puts Burnley in the top 9 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Burnley commits 12.36 fouls. Burnley is in the top 35 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Burnley drew 10.18 fouls. Burnley is in the top 87 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Burnley had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.82 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Burnley in the top 99 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Watford vs. Burnley Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Watford 1 Burnley 1

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