Burnley bookies favourites to go up

Burnley will be without Sam Vokes after he was ruled out for the season
Burnley will be without Sam Vokes after he was ruled out for the season
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Despite their 2-0 defeat to Leicester last weekend, Burnley remain nine points clear of QPR in third with just seven games left this season.

Burnley need just 12 points to secure automatic promotion this season, and the Clarets travel to 12th placed Watford on Saturday as they look to win at Vicarage Road for the first time since 2011.

Leading odds comparison site Oddschecker.com highlights that Sean Dyche’s men are best priced at 23/10 with BetVictor for the away win.

Watford, who have won just three of their last eight, are on offer at 11/8 with Coral, while the draw is available at 12/5 with Sky Bet.

With both Sam Vokes and Danny Ings out of action through injury, it is Ashley Barnes who is the favourite to open the scoring for Burnley this weekend.

The Clarets’ number 30 is best priced at 7/1 with bet365 to break the deadlock, and is available at 12/5 with the same bookmaker to score anytime on Saturday

Interestingly, Burnley’s last three away games have all resulted in over 2.5 goals. If punters fancy a repeat of this on Saturday, it’s an option best priced at 21/20 with BetVictor.

Furthermore, six of Burnley’s last eight away games have seen both teams find the back of the net.

Both teams to score is an option available at a tempting 31/40 with BetVictor.

The last three games between these two sides have all resulted in a draw, however, if you want to back a repeat of the 3-1 scoreline which saw Burnley last win at Vicarage Road in 2011, its best priced at 28/1 with BetVictor.

Following their defeat to Leicester, the Foxes now look unstoppable in their bid to be crowned champions of the Championship, however the bookmakers have Burnley odds on at 1/14 to gain promotion this season.

Astonishingly, at the start of the season, you could have got the Clarets at 18/1 to make a return to the top flight this term.