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Monday, 17 December, 2018

Burnley's defence could secure them a point against Watford

Clarets are a tough not to crack

Burnley striker Chris Wood is in top form
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Two of the teams widely tipped for relegation lock horns at Turf Moor but neither Burnley nor Watford are in danger of getting sucked into the bottom three. Instead they are two of the main contenders for seventh place.

Solid defence has underpinned Burnley's strong start, while Watford have impressed with their willingness to play attractive, offensive football.

Watford have the greater scope to improve but Burnley are a tough nut to crack and a stalemate looks the likeliest outcome.

Recommendation
Draw
1pt 9-4 bet365

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Team news
Burnley
Robbie Brady (knee) faces a lengthy layoff and Ben Mee (gashed knee) is a doubt. Matt Lowton (knee) has missed the last three games.

Watford
Miguel Britos faces a late fitness test but Will Hughes (hamstring) joins Nathaniel Chalobah, Craig Cathcart, Younes Kaboul and Isaac Success on the sidelines.

Key stat
Burnley have lost only one of their last seven home fixtures.


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