We’ve created a complete team profile so that all Watford fans will be in the know, with the latest and most interesting facts around Watford FC – from historical statistics to betting odds, you will find all the answers regarding the club.
|Website: https://www.watfordfc.com/||MAJOR HONOURS|
|Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/watfordfc/ (1.1 million likes)||First Division – Runners up|
|Twitter: https://twitter.com/WatfordFC (612,000 followers)||FA Cup – 2-time runners up|
|Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/watfordfcofficial/ (461,000 followers)||Championship – Playoff winners|
|Date Founded: 1881||Second Division - Champions|
Watford Betting Tips, Predictions & Winning Odds
The 2018/19 campaign was interesting from a Watford perspective. The Hornets missed out on a top half finish after a disappointing end to the season and Javi Gracia’s side were thrashed 6-0 by Manchester City in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
However, simply reaching England’s showpiece fixture was an incredible achievement. Punters can keep up with all of the latest betting news, tips and odds on Watford via the 888sport blog.
If everything goes to plan, we could see the Hornets climb the Premier League ladder in 2019/20 and a top half finish is not out of the question.
Watford - 2019/20 Squad
At the time of writing, Watford have made just one major signing ahead of the 2019/20 season. Craig Dawson will bring invaluable Premier League experience to Vicarage Road and he could play a key role for Watford this season.
Watford’s squad for 2019/20 is similar to that of 2018/19. Ben Foster is an excellent goalkeeper and he could be decisive for the Hornets this campaign.
Looking further up the pitch, Gerard Deulofeu was key to Watford’s FA Cup journey and his impact and influence, along with the likes of Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra, should help the Hornets in 2019/20.
Who Were Watford's Top Scorers Last Season?
1. Gerard Deulofeu – 12 goals
2. Troy Deeney – 11 goals
3. Andre Gray – 9 goals
4. Roberto Pereyra – 6 goals
5. Abdoulaye Doucoure – 5 goals
Who Are Watford's Top Scorers Of All-Time?
1. Luther Blissett – 148 goals
2. Tommy Barnett – 144 goals
3. Troy Deeney – 123 goals
4. Ross Jenkins – 118 goals
5. Cliff Holton – 96 goals
Who Owns Watford Football Club?
Watford are owned by Italian businessman Gino Pozzo, the son of fellow entrepreneur Giampaolo Pozzo. Pozzo lives in the local area and is heavily involved in the day-to-day running of the club, as well as taking an active role in transfer negotiations.
What Are Watford's Biggest Rivalries?
Watford’s closest rivals are Luton Town. Geographically, the two teams are just 16 miles apart and that proximity has contributed to the rivalry. Their first head-to-head took place in 1898 and the rivalry has intensified since.
With such a big gap in terms of league position between the two teams, it might be some time before Watford and Luton clash again unless drawn to face each other in one of the cup competitions.
What Are Watford's Highest Salaries? How Much Is The Club Worth?
The total wage bill for Watford in 2019/20 is approximately £45 million. According to Spotrac, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Andre Gray are Watford’s biggest earners, with the two Hornets stars on £70,000 per week.
In 2016, Watford agreed a three-year kit sponsorship deal with Adidas and the Hornets’ new shirt for the 2019/20 Premier League season has already been released. Punters will be looking forward to watching Watford in the new kit this campaign.
Watford's Most Memorable Moments & Greatest Achievements
Troy Deeney’s dramatic winner against Leicester City went viral and gave Watford the platform to build for playoff success.
Facing a stoppage time penalty that would’ve put the Hornets out, David Nugent’s spot-kick was saved before an incredible Watford break led to a decisive Deeney strike. Vicarage Road went into meltdown and that is still one of the club’s finest moments.
Watford: Fan Profile
Without a doubt, Watford’s biggest celebrity fan is Sir Elton John. Mila Kunis and Jennifer Aniston have both pledged allegiance to the Hornets at some point but Elton John regularly visits Vicarage Road and he will be hoping that Watford can enjoy more success in the coming years.
Vicarage Road, Watford
Vicarage Road has been the home of Watford since the stadium was opened in 1922.
With a maximum capacity of 21,577 spectators, Vicarage Road is one of the Premier League’s smaller grounds and Watford will be looking to expand the stadium further in the coming years if they maintain their top flight status.
With a stand now officially named after Watford super fan Elton John, Vicarage Road continues to grow and it won’t be long before 30,000 Hornets fans are attending the stadium on a weekly basis.
Famous Watford Legends
Luther Blissett is a name that is already drilled into Watford’s prestigious history. The Hornets all-time record goal scorer was phenomenal in his hey day and Troy Deeney is the present-day version of the striker.
Deeney is the face of Watford at this moment in time and Gracia will be relying on his goals to keep Watford heading in the right direction towards the top half of the Premier League table.