Our prediction for this Championship match:
All eyes will be on Vicarage Road when Watford and Burnley face each other in the Championship round 3. The Hornets are eyeing their second win of the season, but Friday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side. As before, a man to watch in the home team will be pacey winger Ismaila Sarr, while midfielder Imran Louza remains in the recovery room. Joao Pedro should continue to lead the line for the hosts.
The Clarets, on the other hand, kicked off the new Championship campaign with a 1-0 win over Huddersfield, with the team sharing the spoils with Luton at the weekend. Anyhow, Watford and Burnley seem to be evenly matched at the moment, and we predict that they will play out a draw on Matchday 3. All Gudmundsson, Vydra, and Westwood should miss out with injuries for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Tom Cleverley):
Tom Cleverley started his youth career at Bradford City, but, at the age of 11 he joined Manchester United football academy. The 175-cm-tall midfielder made a great progress during his spell with the Old Trafford outfit and it has to be noted that he made his first-team debut with the Red Devils in a 3-2 win over Manchester City in the 2011 Community Shield.
Cleverley, who played for the likes of Leicester City, Watford, Wigan and Aston Villa on loan, scored three goals in 55 appearances in the league for Man Utd and in the summer of 2015 he signed a five-year deal with Everton. The midfielder scored two goals in 32 appearances in the league for the Toffees and he spent the second half of the 2016/2017 season on loan at Watford.
On March 31, 2017 Tom Cleverley signed a permanent five-year deal with the Hornets for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the Watford footballer made his England debut in a 2-1 win over Italy on August 15, 2012. Cleverly was born in Basingstoke, England on August 12, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Burnley):
Burnley were one of the founding members of the Football League back in 1888. The Clarets did remarkably well to win the FA Cup trophy back in 1914 and the club owners have been trying to bring glory days back to Turf Moor ever since.
Burnley defeated Liverpool in the 1913/1914 FA Cup final and, no doubt, this is regarded as the greatest achievement in the club’s history. The Clarets finished the 2015/2016 Championship campaign in top position in the standings and, as a result, they will participate in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.
Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor and the capacity of the stadium is 21,401. The Clarets have won two Community Shield trophies so far, in 1960 and 1973, but they have yet to clinch the Premier League title. Claret is the dominant colour of the team’s home shirts.