Watford, known as The Hornets due to their yellow and black strip, are an English Premier League team playing out of Vicarage Road in Watford, London. Although the club has spent large parts of its history in the lower leagues of English soccer, they returned to the top flight in 1999-2000 for one season, returning against in the 2006-07 season, again for one season. Watford were promoted to the Premier League in time for the 2015-16 season after winning the Championship the previous year, and managed to stay in the Premier League for a second season after finishing 13th.
Despite securing the club’s safety, and guiding them to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, Watford sacked manager Quique Sanchez Flores at the end of the previous campaign and replaced him with former Inter Milan head coach Walter Mazzarri. How this will affect the team remains to be seen.
Although Watford have not been overly active in the transfer market this summer, the best business they did was to retain the services of captain and striker Troy Deeney.
Deeney scored 13 goals in 38 games last season and scored more than 20 goals in each of the previous two seasons. Watford need Deeney’s firepower and leadership if they are to avoid the drop in 2016-17.
Watford Next Regular Season Game
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Watford Game Schedule
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What Are The Current Watford Standings
Watford started the season as fifth favorites to be relegated, meaning bookmakers think they will struggle in 2016-17.
Do the current Watford standings reflect this, or have they pulled a miracle out of the bag? Let us take a look and see.
Watford Online Betting Tips
Watford’s odds on being relegated from the Premier League were +225 before a ball was kicked, with only the three newly promoted teams (Hull, Burnley, and Middlesbrough), and West Brom having shorter odds.
This is partly due to the awful end to the season Watford fans endured. They lost their last three away games, and are without a win at home in three games, something that could continue with the difficult start to the new season.
Watford’s defense was eighth best in the Premier League last season, conceding 50 goals, and only 19 of those at home.
Their attack, however, was ranked 16th with only 40 goals scored, 13 of those coming from captain Troy Deeney, who is +6600 to finish as the league’s top scorer come the end of the season.
Deeney’s strike partner, Odion Ighalo, bagged 15 goals last season, and is +5000 to top the league charts this season.
As you can see, almost all of Watford’s goals came from either Deeney or Ighalo, so if either are injured, expect Watford to struggle to score. The rest of the team really does need to chip in with goals this term or Watford could find themselves in serious trouble.
Although the -303 on Watford staying up aren’t great odds, I do believe they have enough to do exactly that.
However, the +550 on Watford finishing in the top half of the season should be a lot longer, so I would personally avoid this particular betting market and focus on Watford individual games instead.
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