AWAY DAYS: Burnley Preview

Written by James Dodwell

As the Golden boys head into week 2 of the campaign they’ll be looking to build upon what was a refreshing and optimistic display at Vicarage Road last Saturday.

Javi Gracia’s men face up to former Hornet, Sean Dyche who will be leading his Burnley squad after back-to-back games without score.

Burnley and Southampton shared the points last week in a goalless draw

Last time out the Golden Boys fell short up against the Clarets after the away side scored twice in 3 minutes to run away 2-1 winners.

Likely line-ups

Watford: Foster, Navarro, Prodl, Britos, Masina, Doucoure, Deulofeu, Hughes, Capoue, Ken Sema, Deeney

Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Tarkwoski, Mee, Ward, Lennon, Cork, Westwood, Gudmundsson, Vokes, Wood

What the boss said

Burnley bos Sean Dyche after Southampton draw: “Some of the chances we created and some of the football we played I was very pleased with.

“A lot of good things about the performance today, I was very pleased with the mentality that’s for sure.”



Watford boss Javi Gracia after win over Brighton: “I am very happy because we got a good result but the way we did it was even better.


“We controlled the game, created many chances and Brighton didn’t have any shots on target.”


Javi Gracia’s men will be going into this fixture brimming with confidence after a convincing victory over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend whereas Sean Dyche’s Burnley will look to improve on last week’s dissapointing result up against Southampton where they’ll be looking to get their first victory of the season in front of what will be a ramped up crowd at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon.

For me, it’s a tough one- we’ll be optimistic. 1-2 Watford.



Some information regarding Turf Moor as provided by

Stadium: TURF MOOR

Capacity: 22,546 (all seated)
Address: Harry Potts Way, Burnley, BB10 4BX
Telephone: 01282 446 800
Fax: 01282 700 014
Ticket Office: 0844 807 1882
Pitch Size: 115 x 73 yards
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Clarets
Year Ground Opened: 1883
Undersoil Heating: Yes
Shirt Sponsors: LaBa360
Kit Manufacturer: Puma
Home Kit: Claret and Blue
Away Kit: White with Claret & Blue Trim


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