Jump to this century, the Hornets are now in the Premier League with the Spanish tactician Xisco Munoz at the helm.
What are the predictions for next season?
It is no surprise to see Watford as the club bottom of Premier League standings ahead of the new campaign.
The Hornets did not produce the underlying numbers that Norwich and Brentford managed last season in spite of gaining automatic promotion.
Xisco Munoz did improve the squad on arrival, but an uninspiring summer in the transfer window makes survival unlikely for them. If Watford start poorly, he might not last long considering the club’s history.
Watford – 2021/22 campaign (odds)
According to the bookmakers, they are destined to return to the EFL Championship next term, priced at 10/11.