Watford V Burnley Match Preview.
Watford play Burnley tommorow at Vicarage Road in the Npower Championship in what will be Sean Dyche's first return to Vicarage Road since his sacking at the start of the season. Also former loanee Alex Kacaniklic will be returning to the Vic for the first time after he signed for Burnley on loan from Fulham at the start of the month. The match is close to a sell out in home area's with the club encouraging season ticket holders who are not attending to let the club know.Burnley sit in 11th position in the table. The Hornets currently lie in 3rd place and will move up to second for a few hours if they win as Hull play at 5:20 on Saturday. The match at Turf Moor earlier this season finished 1-1. Nathaniel Chalobah scored the hornets goal whilst Charlie Austin scored from the penalty spot for Burnley. Kacaniklic will be a constant threat for the Hornets but Charlie Austin will be the clarets main threat as the Striker has scored 26 goals for them this season. Austin has been a success since his move from Swindon and has been rumoured with a move to the Premier League during the summer.
For the Hornets, Manuel Almunia and Almen Abdi will undergo late tests to see if they are fit enough to play. Lloyd Doyley and Matej Vydra will probably be on the subs bench after playing for their countries earlier this week. Nyron Nosworhty is probably out for the rest of the season after rupturing his achilles on international duty. John Eustace, Neuton and Tommie Hoban are all out.
For Burnley, the clarets will be without Ben Mee after he was sent off during the recent match against Blackburn Rovers. Dean Marney could be fit enough to return whilst David Edgar could be in the travelling squad.
Predicted Team Lineups
Watford - Bond (GK), Briggs, Hall, Ekstrand, Cassetti, Hogg, Battochio, Chalobah, Pudil, Deeney (C), Forestieri.
Burnley - Grant (GK), Trippier, Shackell (C), Duff, Lafferty, Wallace, Bartley, McCann, Kacaniklic, Patterson, Austin.
I will be going to the match tommorow so i will upload my player ratings later on.
Referee - David Coote.