A gamble

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Meh!, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Couldn't find the old betting thread.

    Anyway, 4th favourites for relegation currently!

    Gotta love the start of every season. Think it makes Watford so enjoyable to watch the first few months. Watching people suddenly start realising the model is still working and we aren't going down.

    Admittedly possibly it can't last forever but it is fun being relegation fodder every season


    Handicap odds not out yet but we should be pretty good for a wager.

    Think I'll do my usual. Watford on handicap if about +40 or more, Watford over 40 points, and 3 teams for relegation but not chosen who yet.
  2. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Odds look about right to me at present.
    Was hoping HTFC would lose their manager during the summer but doesn't look like it will happen.
    Surprised Fulham are down there with their buys so far and the fact they have a better manager than us. Doubt they will finish with less :p points than us.
  3. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Reservist

    Surprised to see Burnley with such short odds. Having said that, they, Newcastle and Bournemouth are very reliant on their managers.

    If they start badly and sack their manager or start well and see their manager poached, I can see any of those 3 struggling.
  4. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Can't believe Burnley at 4/1 and what have Southampton done to be 7/1
  5. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    We are 2/1 and Wolves are 6/1

    Again I don't get the love in for them. They are a newly promoted championship team. I don't give rats arse if they are in bed with a particular superagent.
  6. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Signed the saviour, Mr "never been relegated" Hughes and got their cheque books out !
  7. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    If we don't sort out the attacking options, (currently none), then I can't see us staying up next season. 2/1 is still awful odds though.
  8. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Not sure the attacking options are such a worry. We've got pacy wingers on both sides and a strong and creative central midfield to provide better support to the strikeforce, and a better stronger defence.

    I'm happy to back us all the way to be safe and 2-1 is rediculous.
  9. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    What are the odds on us to stay up?
  10. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    2/5 on. No one is really big except Cardiff.

  11. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I prefer this table as it shows us 5th bottom instead of 4th bottom !
  12. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Only on reversed alphabetical order.
  13. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    We have a strikeforce?! That's news to me.
  14. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes I know ! Still, ...5th bottom, ....I'd take that right now !
  15. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Deeney, Gray, Okaka, Penaranda, Success and Richarlison could possibly turn his hand to it if asked. If that doesn't shout "TOP 10 AMBITION" I don't know what does.
  16. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    You might not care about it - but the fact they have Mendes on board means they can sign players like Neves and Patricio who are far beyond their level currently. A few more and they have one of the better squads outside the Top 6.

    I don’t understand Southampton’s long-ish odds whatsoever. Spent a lot this summer on players I’ve never heard of and on the back of a narrow escape last season. They’d be one of my favourites to go down for sure at this stage.
  17. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Richarlison, Pereyra, Success, Deloufeu, Sema, Hughes...hardly no options. Our strikers are average at best but if they are supported by the above attack-minded players, we have more options than most of those around us in the betting odds.
  18. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    What about the defence? This is what that appears to be...

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  19. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    They can buy the best players in the world the fact remains it is their first season in the Prem. Its completely different to the Championship. We don't know how they will play in the Prem. They are a Champ team with a few good players and there are many who come up like that and go down.

    I hope they don't get a single point
  20. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    They were an outstanding championship team and have added some quality/big names to their team. They will finish above us. 50p says so.
  21. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

  22. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Yeah but 15-19 teams will finish above us
  23. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    He's only never been relegated because he gets sacked before the end of the season! He took Stoke down last season, not Lambert.
  24. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    The Geordies, competely unsurprisingly, are not happy bunnies with what Rafa's been given to play with (literally and financially):

  25. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Handicap is out.

    Not sure +45 is much good with Man City probably getting 90 points?!

  26. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    I fancy us getting 45 points more than I fancy Everton getting 60.

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