Watford eye Hull scalp to continue good start

October 28, 2016

Watford's good start to the Premier League season is expected to continue tomorrow (October 29th) when they take on Hull City at Vicarage Road.

Some might have expected the Hornets to suffer the sort of 'second season syndrome' suffered by many promoted sides, who comfortably survive in their first season after promotion but then get relegated in their second.

Hull were a classic example of this two years ago, before bouncing back with promotion last season.

The appointment of Walter Mazzarri as manager in the summer may be one key reason Watford have consolidated their position, with impressive results including a 4-2 win away at West Ham and a 3-1 home victory over Manchester United.

Although the latter victory is their only home win in the Premier League thus far, they will be expected to add another against a Hull side that won their first two games of the season but have only picked up one point since, suffering several heavy defeats along the way.

Fans booking corporate hospitality for matches at Vicarage Road will be anticipating many more exciting games ahead as they seek a repeat of the big result against Jose Mourinho's men.

Discussing the fixture in his pre-match press conference, Mazzarri said: "In this new Premier League season, all the teams have become much stronger and got better compared to last year."

Even the promoted teams have posed a challenge this year, he noted, with Middlesbrough holding Arsenal to a draw at the Emirates Stadium last week, just a week after Watford won 1-0 at the Riverside.

Having lost his other match against a promoted team 2-0 to Burnley at Turf Moor, the manager knows well about the challenges every team will pose.

"We need to be ready [against Hull] and we need to go to play in our best possible way, always respecting the opponent," Mazzarri concluded.

Exciting Premier League games to come at Vicarage Road this season include matches against champions Leicester City on November 19th, Spurs on New Year's Day, Liverpool on April 29th and Manchester City on May 21st.  

By Alex Brundell 

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