Ray Parlour explains what has been superb about Watford this season

Watford look set to secure Premier League survival this season.

Speaking to talkSPORT, former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour has praised Premier League newboys Watford, claiming that there is one part of their game which has been superb this season.

He said: “Their away form has been superb. They haven't scored loads of goals at home, but they are very had to break down. But away from home they seem to get more opportunities. Teams go at them more so they can hit them on the break.”

Watford sit 11th place in the Premier League this season, with five wins and four draws from 19 games leaving them with 19 points.

They are a solid side, and in Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo, the Hornets possess one of the most fearsome strike partnerships in the Premier League.

All their success have been built upon a strong defence, and whilst they are not a fantastic attacking side, there are few fears that the Hertfordshire club will be relegated this term.

Parlour has watched Watford a few times this season, and he has admitted that he has been surprised by the superb away form the Hornets have shown.

At home they have won two of seven games, whilst away they have picked up three wins from seven, and they always look more fluid and productive when playing away from Vicarage Road.

Parlour believes this is because teams set up more attacking at home, allowing Watford the chance to break quickly and utilise their attacking players perfectly.

Many tipped Watford for relegation this season, despite the fact that they possess the best squad of any of the three promoted teams, and they are well on their way to securing survival for the first time ever in a Premier League campaign.

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