Watford F.C. is a professional football club that is based in Watford, Hertfordshire, England and it plays in the English Premier League.
Watford F.C got promoted to the mainstream Premier League in 2015. All online bookies in the UK take all bets on Watford FC matches and as such, you need not go to betting shops to place your bet on the team.
Betting on Watford F.C: Where to do it
There are a handful of online bookmakers from where you can subsequently place your bets on Watford F.C. Nonetheless, you need to be cautious since not all sportsbooks are legit and suitable.
Types of Bets on Watford F.C.:
Bookmakers offer you an assortment of diverse bets precisely on Watford F.C. You can either choose to place a simple single match bet on Watford F.C or even an ‘outright bet’ on this particular team.
As earlier mentioned, bookmakers allow you to place what is called as ‘Outright Bet’ on Watford F.C. Contrary to common perception, outright betting does not represent a bet on one match but is rather a bet placed on the overall outcome of a team’s entire season in their respective league. Bookmakers can offer an outright bet such as “Watford F.C will take home the English Premier League Title for the season 2017/2018”.
While ‘Outright Bets’ are generally all placed prior to the commencement of the season, Bookmakers frequently offer the Bet even when the season is ongoing.
Betting on Full-Time Result:
Full-Time Result bets are generally placed to predict either which of the teams takes a win or whether the match will end in a simple draw. This bet, however, has an interesting twist to it with an exclusive bet known as ‘Double-Chance’ bet. This type of gives you the chance to place your bet on your team for it to either win or subsequently draw.
Bets on Goals:
There are a variety of diverse options that online bookmakers offer if you are betting on goals. Not only can you predict the total number of goals for team or match, you can also predict the precise score.
One of the most interesting options in this category is the (strong) Both Teams to Score (BTTS) option where you win once each of the teams scores at least once in the course of the match notwithstanding who wins or the precise scores in that match. This is a wonderful bet to place especially where Watford FC is playing a team that matches its strength.
Similarly, there is the option of Alternative Goal Line betting which is a disparity to the common goal line type of betting. In this type of betting, you can expect three potential outcomes: under/over/exact. When you place a bet on the exact goals, your bet is deemed a ‘push’. Your stake will be refunded. Bets on Alternative goal line has several similarities with normal Asian Handicaps bets.
Other bookmakers also offer you a split bet on the alternative goal line. A quote stating over 2.5, 3 goals for ‘Watford FC’ means there are 2 different bets: half of the total stake is towards over 2.5 goals for �Watford FC � and half of the stake you place is for over 3 goals for �Watford FC’.
There are other riskier Bets: the wincast and the score cast bets. On placing a scorecast bet, you are subsequently placing a two in one bet: first, you are required to predict the first or even last player to score and also predict the overall correct score. One example of such a bet would be �Watford FC to win 3-0, with Troy Deeney scoring first.
Less risky than score cast, Wincast is the other bet. On placing a normal wincast bet, your bet is on a player scoring at any time and their respective team wins that game. Due to the lower risk, wincast quotes are significantly lower.
Asian Handicap bets:
These types of bets can assume the form of either a single or even a double handicap. For single handicap bets, a team is backed to win but by a particular goal number, which is referred to as �the Handicap’. This is subsequently deducted from the overall final outcome to determine the overall winner. Also, there is a likelihood of a typical ‘Draw No Bet’ line, where in such case, no Handicap occurred. At such point, if that match ends in a simple draw, all the stakes are then refunded.
As for double chance, here are two different types of handicaps involved in the game with the stakes evenly split between them.
Bets on Corners:
Over the years, betting on corners in matches has continually gained popularity. Aside from it allowing bettors to capitalize on the lack of attention or even lack of insight on minor details, how odds fluctuate especially with respect to betting on live corners is yet another reason quick bettors will go for this particular match.
As opposed to other different betting options such as the Handicap or the 1 x 2, bets on corners are very hard.
The end result of a given match can consequently compare to either side’s total corner counts, although this is never always the case. Because of the low scoring nature of soccer sport, it is easier to win on underdog victories and draws as opposed to other types of sports.
The underdog team may somehow sneak away with a slight 1-nil win or even hold on to secure a nil-nil draw. Nonetheless, the corner count of every team tends to offer a more viable option with respect to pre-game expectations. After carefully evaluating factors that could somewhat influence the total corner counts in games and exploring previous statistics, betting on corners in the game of soccer will most definitely grow into attractive options bettors can go for.
Betting on Bookings (Yellow and Red Cards Betting):
Among the most dependable yet overlooked betting in the soccer games betting markets is betting on the bookings. While a big number of individuals will jump straight to the overall team prediction even with the reputation of that team in mind, only a selected few will exploit that bit of information to their advantage.
The greatest obstacle perhaps is the rather variable approach taken by bookies with respect to card markets. Besides Odds on bookings not being provided prior to all matches (although a great deal of the bookies offers such in-play), how totals are totted up also varies with the bookmaker.
Betting on Watford FC: How do you do it?
Watford F.C is among the teams in the Premier League. Depending on your choice of bookmaker, there are Watford FC bets under the categories of ‘English Football’, ‘EPL’ or ‘Premier League’.
Latest Watford FC News, Betting Tips and Predictions
Watford F.C. was founded back in 1881 and it was known as the Watford Rovers. It entered the FA Cup in 1886 for the first time and 10 years later, it joined the Southern League. Watford F.C. entered the Football League in 1920 after ending the 1914-1915 Southern League as the champions under the guidance of manager Harry Kent.
In its early days, Watford F.C. carried out its training in a number of different grounds before it finally moved to a permanent facility at Vicarage Road, in 1922. At the Football League Watford spent a great part of the following 50 years at the lower division of the league. During that period, the club also changed its official colours and official crest a number of times.
Watford saw great improvement and good performance following the entry of England manager Graham Taylor into the club. Taylor’s 10-year stay at Watford between 1977 and 1987 saw the club rise from the 4th Division to the 1st Division. In the 1982-1983 season, Watford finished in second place in the 1st Division. The team went ahead, played in the 1983-1984 UEFA Cup, and even reached the finals of the 1984 FA Cup.
After Taylor’s departure from Watford in 1987, the team went through a decade of deteriorating performance. This prompted the return of Taylor as the club’s fulltime manager. He lead the team through consecutive promotions from the then renamed 2nd Division up to the Premier League for the 1999-2000 season.
During the 2006-2007 season under the management of Aidy Boothroyd, Watford also competed in the highest division of English football. This was followed by 8 years in the Championship. Watford F.C. gained its promotion in 2014-2015. Since the 2015-2016 season, the club has retained its place in the Premier League.
The Pozzo family presently owns Watford F.C. The family also owns the Udinese Calcio football club in Italy. It also formerly owned Granada CF in Spain.
English pop star Sir Elton John who was the owner of Watford F.C. during Graham Taylor’s successful tenure at the cub, served together with Taylor as Watford’s joint Honorary President up until 2008. He resumed the joint role alongside Taylor until the latter’s death.
Watford F.C.’s Nickname
Watford F.C. was initially nicknamed ‘The Brewers’ in reference to the brewery that owned the freehold of Watford’s Vicarage Road. The Brewers nickname however wasn’t very popular among the club’s fans, and so when the club adopted a blue and white colour scheme back in the 20s, Watford became popularly known as ‘The Blues’.
Later in 1959 when Watford transformed its kit colours, its fans changed its nickname to ‘The Hornets’. The football club responded to this change by introducing a new crest that portrayed a hornet. Years later in 1974, the crest was later modified to depict the club’s mascot, Harry the Hornet. Although the hornets nickname still remained, the crest was again modified in 1978 and the hornet was replaced by an illustration of a hart against a black and yellow background. The depiction of the hart is meant to represent Watford’s town location in Hertfordshire County.
For a while, Watford F.C. was Hertfordshire County’s only league club until Stevenage and Barnet F.C. joined the Football League. Over the years, Watford has also adopted other nicknames such as The Yellow Army, The ‘Orns, Golden Boys, etc.
Whenever Watford club plays at its Vicarage Road stadium, its players usually make their way into the pitch to the theme tune of Z-Cars.
Luton F.C. Rivalry
There has been a long-standing rivalry between the fans of Luton Town F.C. and those of Watford. The two sides competed against each other frequently back in the 1920s and even up to 1937 when Luton F.C. was promoted from Division 3 South. Luton maintained its position in a division higher than Watford F.C. until 1963.
Despite only meeting occasionally during the 60s and 70s, the rivalry between the two teams grew significantly. This was not made any better by the heated match in 1969 where three players were sent off the pitch.
Both teams earned their promotions to the 1st Division after the 1987-1982 season. Luton F.C. took the championship during that season. The two teams were also both relegated in 1995-1996 from the new Division One. At the end of that season, Watford placed 23rd while Luton finished at the bottom.
When Watford was promoted from Division 2 in 1997-1998, the two teams did not play against each other until after the 2005-2006 season where Luton earned its promotion into the Championship. The only time the two teams played against each other between those two seasons was when they met in Vicarage Road in the 2002-2003 season of the League Cup. Although the match ended in a tie, it was nonetheless plagued by violence.
Watford won 2-1 in their match on the 2nd of January 2006 in the Championship at Kenilworth Road. Watford secured its spot in the 2006 Championship playoffs after a 1-1 draw between the two sides, in their most recent match on the 9th of April 2006. Watford went on an earned a promotion into the Premier League after they won 3-0 against Leeds United at the playoffs in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
Since the 2006-2007 season, Watford F.C. has consistently played in a division that’s higher than Luton. So far, that makes a total of nine seasons.