[Image] Predicted 4-2-2-2 Watford XI to face Burnley – Can the Hornets extend their 4-game unbeaten run?

Predicted Watford line-up to face Burnley in the Premier League

Watford haven’t been beaten since the turn of the year and are also on a 4-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, which has seen them collect 2 wins and 2 draws. Troy Deeney seems to have come into form exactly when Javi Gracia needed him the most.

They are currently at 7th place but are only 1 point clear of 8th-placed Leicester. They have scored and conceded exactly 32 league goals each at this point of the season. They face a Burnley side full of confidence after they recently recorded 3 straight league wins.

Team News

Christian Kabasele and Andre Gray are all in contention to feature against Burnley while Sebastian Prodl is still out with a long-term injury. Will Hughes suffered a concussion against Palace and is a doubt for this game.

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Will Hughes

Probable Watford XI

Formation: 4-2-2-2

Manager: Javi Gracia

GK – Ben Foster

Foster is an experienced Premier League keeper and has displayed over the last few games that he has still got enough left in the tank to be a top keeper.

RB – Kiko Femenia

Offers amazing width with his long adventurous runs, which will be useful against a motivated Burnley side. Has made himself the first choice for this position.

RCB – Adrian Mariappa

Whenever he does play, he looks quite solid and expect him to keep his place for the game against Burnley. He defended well in the win against Crystal Palace.

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Craig Cathcart

LCB – Craig Cathcart

Long-standing defender Cathcart scored an own goal and then equalised for Watford last week. No doubts about this position whatsoever.

LB – Jose Holebas

He has shown the world what he is all about by scoring some magical goals already this season. He is an excellent crosser who will be key to winning this game.

RCM – Abdoulaye Doucoure

Probably the hottest property at Watford right now, this defensive midfielder has been on fire since the start of the season and Watford need to get the most out of him before he eventually moves away.

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Etienne Capoue

LCM – Etienne Capoue

Having worked up an understanding with Deeney over the last two seasons, he has been an important player in the midfield and will be key in dictating the pace of the game.

RAM – Ken Sema

He has shown himself in a good light over the last few weeks and even scored a belter of a goal. His presence seems to add a spark to the Watford attack.

LAM – Roberto Pereyra

The Argentine is their deadliest player because he is capable of sending shivers down the opponent’s spine. He will have to have a good game if they are to beat Burnley.

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Gerard Deulofeu

RF – Gerard Deulofeu

He is an expert dribbler and seems to complement Troy Deeney really well as he’s capable of collecting the touchdowns and second balls which the big man provides.

Read More: Go for it Gracia – Signing this Lyon star would propel Watford to a 7th place finish this season

LF – Troy Deeney

Watford’s target man Deeney is a goalscorer above all else and while his figure does deter the build-up play, his movement and hold-up play make him the ideal centre-forward for this team.

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Written by Nikhil Vinod

As Le Professeur famously said, If you do not believe you can do it, then you have no chance at all.
Diving and play-acting is a crime and is destroying the beautiful game.
Massive sports enthusiast with a special affection for football.
Sports Management graduate from Coventry University, UK.

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