Date: 12th November 2015 at 7:09pm
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With seven Premier League games remaining until the turn of the year and the season’s halfway stage, we take a look at how we think Watford will fare up until the start of 2016.

Vs Manchester United (H), Nov 21

Having won, drawn and lost four of their opening 12 Premier League fixtures this season; it is pretty hard to predict the outcome for Quique Flores’ side so far this term. But we fancy Manchester United, who are the next opponents to visit Vicarage Road next Saturday, to be too hot to handle for the newly promoted side and take away all three points from London.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs Aston Villa (A), Nov 28

Joint-leaders Manchester City couldn’t find a way past Remi Garde’s stern side at Villa Park last weekend, so why should Watford? Aston Villa will be looking to maintain their encouraging start under the Frenchman after he halted their barren run of seven straight league defeats with a steady goalless encounter. Given time to bolster their nonexistent goalscoring threat of late, Garde could also inspire the Villans’ to only their second league win of the campaign.

Shoot Says: Lose

31 July 2015 - Pre-Season Friendly - Watford v Sevilla - Quique Flores manager of Watford- Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Quique Flores’ Watford have won, drawn and lost four of their opening 2015-16 Premier League fixtures.

Vs Norwich City (H), Dec 5

Following on from predicted three consecutive defeats, a home tie against struggling Norwich City could be the boost Watford need heading into the final month of the year. Despite Alex Neil’s men securing their first victory since September last weekend against Swansea City; the likes of Troy Deeney, who has seemingly rediscovered his goalscoring touch of late, and his in-form strike partner Odion Ighalo should bring the Canaries back down to Earth with an almighty thud.

Shoot Says: Win

Vs Sunderland (A), Dec 12

With a frightening fixture list staring Watford in the face until the end of the calendar year, the Hornets will be desperate to achieve any sort of result against the struggling Black Cats. Manager Quique Flores’ masterful defensive tactics have gone down a treat so far this season, conceding just 12 goals in 12 games, but leading tactician and opposing manager Sam Allardyce should be able to work his magic against the hosts to snatch a stalemate.

Shoot Says: Draw

Vs Liverpool (H), Dec 20

One of three huge end-of-year clashes for the Hornets. First up, it is Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Vicarage Road. Despite the German manager’s unbeaten Kop reign being grinded to halt by Crystal Palace’s surprise victory at Anfield last weekend, the Reds have only lost once on the road so far this season, including a marvellous 3-1 victory at defending league champions Chelsea late last month.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs Chelsea(A), Dec 26

Next up; the struggling, but defending Premier League champions, Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Yes Jose Mourinho’s side are miles away from rediscovering their title-winning form of last year; but come Boxing Day, the Blues’ results and performances should have finally picked up and they’ll be favourites to bag all three points against the newly promoted outfit. Back-to-back defeats for Flores’ Hornets, perhaps.

Shoot Says: Lose

Vs Tottenham (H), Dec 28

And finally; Watford cap off a largely successful year at home to Tottenham. With Spurs currently unbeaten since the opening day of the season, chasing down the Premier League’s top four and England striker Harry Kane seemingly rediscovering his goalscoring form; I bet you thought we carved in an instantaneous away victory… Wrong! Quique Flores’ defensive tactics have worked wonders so far this term; so if he can manages to keep hotshot Kane quiet, then he’ll keep Tottenham quiet. Stalemate.

Shoot Says: Draw

Overall Points: 21

League position: 13th

 
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