Burnley vs Watford: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Burnley and Watford go head to head in an early Premier League relegation six pointer this week.

It is battle of 18th against 17th and both are in desperate need of points.

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Victory here for Sean Dyche’s Burnley would see them climb out of the relegation zone, leapfrogging Claudio Ranieri’s Watford in the process. Conversely, victory for the visitors would put five points between themselves and their hosts.

This is everything you need to know about the game…

When is kick off? Wednesday 15 December, 19:30 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Turf Moor
TV channel/live stream? BT Sport ESPN (UK), Peacock Premium (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, BBC Match of the Day (UK)
Referee? Martin Atkinson
VAR? Stuart Attwell

Maxwel Cornet

Maxwel Cornet is still a doubt for Burnley / James Gill – Danehouse/GettyImages

Maxwel Cornet is a doubt here after being forced off against Newcastle earlier this month. But if he doesn’t make it in time for this one, he should be available to return at the weekend instead.

Ashley Barnes is still out, while Dale Stephens might only be fit enough for the bench. Josh Brownhill could return to the starting lineup after dropping to the bench last time out.

You can read Burnley’s predicted lineup here.

Adam Masina

Adam Masina could return for Watford / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Watford will hope to have Adam Masina back at left-back for the first time since lasting just 12 minutes against Chelsea at the start of the month.

Christian Kabasele has joined Ismaila Sarr, Ben Foster, Nicolas Nkoulou and Peter Etebo on the sidelines, but Francisco Sierralta could return to the lineup.

You can read Watford’s predicted lineup here.

The majority of meetings between Burnley and Watford in the last 20 years have come at Championship level, but the pair have exclusively faced off in the Premier League since 2016.

Burnley beat Watford home and away in both the 2017/18 and 2019/20 campaign, the latter of which was the Hornets’ last in the Premier League before this one.

Watford’s last victory over Burnley was actually at Turf Moor in August 2018 when Andre Gray, Troy Deeney and Will Hughes scored the goals in a 3-1 win.

Watford have been incredibly hit and miss this season but they do have goals in them. The Hornets have scored 21 so far, with only Crystal Palace outscoring them among all bottom half clubs.

As such, the decisive factor here is likely to come down to whether Burnley’s defence or Watford’s attack prevails on the night.

Burnley, while struggling for wins, have only lost two of their last 10 Premier League games and have already recorded two clean sheets in three games so far this month. But scoring is an issue for them as they haven’t found the net in their last three.

Prediction: Burnley 1-2 Watford

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