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Watford FC: Silva signs on at Vicarage Road but club are still fancied for the drop

Marco Silva has plenty of work to do at Vicarage Road
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Marco Silva is the new Watford boss and the latest relegation odds suggest he has a big job on his hands at Vicarage Road...

"The club are third favourites to go down in the current Premier League relegation betting on Betfair, only 6/5 Brighton and 7/5 Burnley trading at shorter price than the 13/8 Hornets."

Watford have moved fast to replace the departed Walter Mazzarri by signing Marco Silva to a two-year contract.

Silva gained plenty of credit for his short tenure at Hull where he nearly saved the struggling club from relegation. The Portuguese manager was much in demand after walking away from the KCom and it looks like the Hornets have battled off Crystal Palace and Porto for his services.

The 39-year-old has much work to do at Vicarage Road after a dispiriting end to Mazzarri's tenure that saw the team lose six straight, failing to score in five of those matches.

That poor run contributed to a finish in 17th place and the club are third favourites to go down in the current Premier League relegation betting on Betfair, only 6/5 Brighton and 7/5 Burnley trading at shorter price than the 13/8 Hornets.

Palace were reportedly keen to sign Silva and so remain without a manager following Sam Allardyce's decision to leave. The current betting has Garry Monk as [2.66] favourite to take over at Selhurst Park.

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