Watford vs Burton Albion – England FA Cup 2017 – Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
Usually, Cup ties involving a Premier League team and a lower league team are very one-sided. Hence there are few betting opportunities – especially since it’s hard to predict if a team takes a cup seriously or not.
There are, of course, exceptions, and Watford – Burton is one of them since both teams are struggling at the moment. Will we see a competitive draw, or will both teams just ignore this competition to focus on their league games?
Watford vs Burton Albion – 07 January 2017
Full Time Result: Watford 1.65 or 13/20 Draw 4.20 or 16/5 Burton 5.50 or 9/2
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 1.80 or 4/5 Under 2.00 or 1/1
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.80 or 4/5 No 1.95 or 19/20
Watford is in poor form at the moment, failing to win a single game out of their last 5. They could be looking into this game as a way to return to their winning ways, especially since their squad has sufficient depth to rest a couple of first team players and still field a competitive team. Home ground advantage could also prove critical here if the fans choose to back their team instead of booing them for their less-than-ideal recent performances.
Thankfully for Watford, they face one of the weakest teams in the Championship, Burton. Burton has a single win in their last 5 games, against bottom-team Rotherham, and is currently very busy attempting to avoid relegation from the Sky Bet Championship.
They sit a single point over Blackburn, which is 22nd, meaning that they have to start picking up points sooner rather than later if they don’t want to be playing League One football next season. That being said, we expect them to not treat the FA Cup with high priority.
Watford vs Burton Betting Tips
And that’s why we believe Watford will win this game. The team wants the win as well, since they haven’t produced good football in a while, and a win would also please their fans. Watford to win and to score at least twice in the process is our recommendation of the day, while an over 2,5 goal bet shouldn’t be ignored.
Asian Handicap Full Time: Watford -0.5, -1 @ 1.76 or 20/27 with 138
Watford Win & Both To Score @ 3.25 or 9/4 with 138