Build-Up To The New Season – Watford

Team: Watford

Nickname: Hornets

Founded: 1881

Manager: Marco Silva

Stadium Name: Vicarage Road

Stadium Capacity: 21,438

Major Honours: (2) Third Division, (1) Fourth Division

Main Rivals: Luton

Biggest Win v Brighton: 5-0 (March 1931)

Biggest Defeat v Brighton: 6-0 (April 1958)

Last Meeting:

When Do They Play Brighton: Saturday 26th August (Vicarage Road), Saturday 23rd December (AMEX Stadium)

 

Players To Watch:

Goalkeeper: Costal Pantilimon

Defender: Sebastian Prodl

Midfielder: Will Hughes

Striker: Troy Deeney

 

Watford will be hoping to do much better than last year when this season kicks-off. They had one of the toughest starts to the season; playing Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United all inside their first 5 games, although they did beat United. Throughout the season they were winning games and losing games back to back near enough, and got to the 'magical 40 point mark' with 6 games to spare, however they fell from a promising 10th place to 17th after losing all of their last 6 including a last day 5-0 hammering against Man City. Marco Silva couldn't keep up Hull last season much to his best efforts, but this could arguably be a tougher task. When Watford are good they can beat anyone, but they have been off more than on in recent seasons, and dicing too close with danger could ultimately cost them their Premier League status.

 

Last Season’s Finish: 17th

Predicted Finish 18th

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