Watford predictions with latest odds and stats
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- Average Odds: 2.29
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- Yield: -22.84 %
The Hornets have become pretty notorious for being easy on the trigger when it comes to replacing managers. As a club that’s changed more than a dozen tacticians over the past decade, it could come as a bit of a surprise to see Watford emerge as a pretty standard fixture in the Premier League.
Having finished the 2018/19 season in 11th place in the standings, the Hornets will be at least expected to repeat the feat. Their unpredictable squad – but at the same time exhilarating – can now be backed at 7.00 betting odds to cling onto a top-10 finish. In all honesty, however, with many of the teams that finished around them last season investing heavily, Watford will find it extremely difficult to succeed.
Watford Key Players
Troy Deeney bullied his way through the defense lines last season, leading the Hornets forward. The experienced forward was backed by a flamboyant presence of Gerard Deulofeu who ended up bringing that fiery spark of flair into the Watford’s play.
However, if there is one man to keep a close eye on at Watford than it’s definitely Abdoulaye Doucoure. The Frenchman has won the hearts of the Vicarage Road crowd with his relentless spirit and determination. The midfielder is a huge box-to-box presence, renowned for his controlled aggression and bright vision. A defensive midfielder by nature, Doucoure can still deliver in the attacking department. He remained with the Hornets despite the interest from a host of big clubs and this could very much be his season at Vicarage Road.
From a historical point of view, Watford’s biggest rivals are Luton Town. The two clubs from the South-Eastern part of the country have been major rivals since their formative years during the late 19th century. Their matches are sometimes referred to as the Beds-HJerts Derby and M1 Derby, which is derived from the M1 motorway which goes through both towns.
As far as the Premier League goes, Watford enjoy a newly-formed rivalry with Everton. Not exactly traditional enemies, the two elite-rank clubs have developed a fierce animosity over the past couple of years when Watford blamed Everton for ‘stealing’ their then-manager Marco Silva. The Hornets even threatened to take legal action against the Toffees which – in the end – resulted in a number of heated contests between the two clubs.
In a truly movie-like scenario, the professional football club Watford had originally been founded by a group of local youngsters in 1881. Sharing the same ‘pleasure of kicking a ball about’ the younglings first initiated Watford Rovers.
Seven years later, Watford Football Club was formally initiated through the amalgamation of West Herts and Watford St Mary’s. Through their existence, Watford have had their fair share of ups and downs. In 2002/03, the club got inches away from administration due to the collapse of iTV Digital. The financial issues resulted in a large number of players leaving the club on the back of a 12% wage deferral agreed with the FA. The club to this date, however, remain most famously known by their ties with the pop icon Elton John. The British legend is a lifelong supporter of Watford who, in 1976, became the club chairman. His close ties with the club have existed for decades now with his taking ownership of the club, having a stand named after him. Most recently, Elton John’s kids were involved in the 2019 FA Cup Final when both Elijah and Zachary – his sons – walked out with the players at Wembley.