Burnley vs Watford: The Champions League match between Burnley and Watford is taking place today at 11:45 PM Nepali time.
Burnley and Watford prepare to face off in a Premier League basement battle at Turf Moor on Saturday evening, while the teams surrounding them compete in the FA Cup.
Due to COVID-19, this match has already been postponed twice, giving both teams the opportunity to reinforce their ranks in January as they strive to avoid relegation.
Burnley’s image as a tough team has only grown with the addition of 6ft 5in striker Wout Weghorst, with the Clarets’ media team getting extra praise for their Jurassic Park-themed introduction video.
Weghorst will aim to stand out from the crowd – in more ways than one – by bringing Bundesliga and international goalscoring expertise to Turf Moor, and a sense of attacking inspiration cannot arrive soon enough for Burnley.
Sean Dyche’s team held top-four chasing Arsenal to a goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium before the international break – although the Gunners’ lack of ruthlessness played a part in that – but the Clarets remain bottom of the table with 12 points.
Burnley, of course, has been greatly influenced by the increase of COVID-19 cases and will claw their way to safety if they win all of their remaining games, but their 3-1 victory over Brentford in October remains their lone top-flight victory of the season. Burnley vs Watford
Dyche’s side faces Watford to Turf Moor looking to avoid going 10 games without a win in all competitions, but a four-game unbeaten Premier League home record, as well as surrendering only eight league goals at Turf Moor so far, will boost confidence ahead of the Hornets’ visit.
Following yet another early dismissal at Watford, where Premier League winner Claudio Ranieri failed to save the Hornets from relegation, 74-year-old Roy Hodgson has returned to take up the poisoned chalice.
The final nail in the coffin for Ranieri was a devastating 3-0 home defeat to fellow relegation opponents Norwich City, who had eight defeats and a tie in his last nine games in command, though he will always remember that 4-1 thrashing of Manchester United. Burnley vs Watford
However, now is not the time for sentimentality, as former Crystal Palace and England manager Hodgson takes over with the Hornets in 19th place, despite the fact that 17th-placed Norwich is only two points ahead after two games.
Fixing Watford’s weak defense, which hasn’t kept a clean sheet in the Premier League since February 2020, would be a good place to start for Hodgson, but their attacking possibilities would also suffer in the absence of a suspended star striker Emmanuel Dennis.
Burnley won both games against Watford in the 2019-20 Premier League season without allowing a goal, while the Hornets have only won one of their last six Premier League meetings with Dyche’s side, which came at Turf Moor in August 2018.
Burnley vs Watford Match Nepal time
|Game||Burnley vs Watford|
|Date||Saturday, February 5|
|Time||11:45 PM NST (Nepal Time)|