The start to the season for Watford football club has been a very good one. From their opening eight games, they have picked up four wins, along with one draw and three losses. This has left them up in 9th position and when you consider that some people thought they may struggle and be relegation contenders this season, they have to be delighted with the start they have made. The next question for them will be whether they can maintain their start and remain in the top half, or will this be too much to ask and will we see them slide further down the Premier League table?
Something that may be a little worrying for Watford fans is that they have not registered a win in their most recent four games. They began with four wins in a row, and now they have not won for four games. That is a trend they have to put right over the coming games, but overall after eight games, Watford would certainly take the position they are in right now.
The teams to have beaten Watford are Manchester United, Arsenal and Bournemouth, so there is nothing to worry about right now for The Hornets. They have been beaten by some good teams, who were expected to finish a lot higher in the table than Watford are. Their most frustrating defeat came at the hands of Bournemouth and that game finished 4-0, which was a disappointing result but Watford did have a man sent off early, which is something many would struggle to cope with.
If you are looking to find the best moment from Watford’s season so far, many fans would say their 2-1 victory over Tottenham, which was the last league game they won. Not only did Watford show they had the quality to compete with Tottenham, but they also showed great character and determination to fight back and come from behind. Fans will remember that victory for a long time and that was a special game and showed everything that fans want to see from their football team.
Looking forward, there is no reason for Watford to think they can’t maintain their position and finish in the top half of the Premier League this season. Watford are priced at 11/10 for a top half finish and, providing they show some of the spark we have seen from them so far this season, there is no reason to think they won’t be around challenging for a top-ten position.
One player who has received special praise this season is Troy Deeney, a player who shows the characteristics that fans love. Not only does Deeney know how to score goals, but he leads the team and drags them on his back when they need him the most. Deeney is going to have a big say in how Watford do this season, and his goals and character will be needed if his team are to finish in the top half of the Premier League.