Watford vs Luton: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
WATFORD VS LUTON: BETTING OFFER
WATFORD VS LUTON: PREDICTIONS
“Beds–Herts Derby”, “M1 Derby”, call it what you will, this is a long-lost rivalry that is set to reignite this weekend as Watford take on Luton Town.
Talk about a baptism of fire for Watford’s new head coach, Vladimir Ivic, who will know a little something about local derbies from his playing days with Borussia Monchengladbach. He has the chance to make himself an early cult hero among Watford fans, but Luton will not be resting on their laurels when they take to Vicarage Road.
A win and a draw — 1-0 against Middlesbrough and 0-0 against Sheff Wed — makes for positive reading for those of a Watford persuasion, but Luton have gone one better, winning both their opening games against Barnsley and Derby, setting the stage for a mouthwatering fixture.
The last time these sides faced each other was nearly 15 years ago, so while there will be no fans to bask in the intensity of the occasion, the players will be well-versed about the magnitude of this tie before they take to the turf. This has all the makings of a classic.
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There’s nothing quite like a local derby, passion spills over, tempers flare and everything gets left out on the pitch. The Hornets have largely had to sit on the periphery of facing London clubs without the intensity that comes with locking horns against a bitter neighbour. Now, after 14 years, they reacquaint themselves with their fiercest rivals. Expect goals and plenty of drama.
If you look back to when these sides last met (09 April 2006), Les Ferdinand was still playing (for Watford) and Ashley Young was just rising to prominence as one of the best young players in English football. Since that time a lot has changed, but they now return to Vicarage Road to resume this intense rivalry once more.