Watford v West Brom Preview Odds And Tips

Watford v West Brom Preview Odds And Tips

by 12th August 2015

Watford v West Bromwich Albion Match Preview

Watford 5/4 – Draw 23/10 – West Brom 11/5
Odds shown are from William Hill and are subject to change

Watford host West Brom at Vicarage Road on Saturday in their first home Premier League game since they were promoted back to the top-flight.
Watford opened the campaign with a very creditable 2-2 draw at Premier League stalwarts Everton. In fact the Hornets were just five minutes away from collecting maximum points on their return to the top-flight.
The draw was a good start to life back in the top-flight and under Quique Sanchez Flores, who took charge of the team this summer. Hornets fans will be looking at this game as a chance for their team to gain their first win in the top-flight.
West Brom made a terrible start to their Premier League campaign by losing 3-0 at home against title hopefuls Manchester City on Monday night. New club-record signing Salomon Rondon was presented to the crowd, but that was the only bright spot of a poor night for the Midlanders.
Baggies boss Tony Pulis took the blame, because he decided to field two strikers instead of playing an extra man in midfield. The former-Stoke boss is not often tactically wrong and may revert to the lone striker system for the trip to Dorset.

Facts And Figures

West Brom have got the better head-to-head record in all competitions, having won nine of the 17 games between the two teams.
Watford have claimed five wins, while there has also been three draws.
The head-to-head record at Vicarage Road is very even though in nine games, as Watford have won four games, West Brom have claimed four wins and one game has finished in a draw.
West Brom have won four out of the last six games between the two teams, with the other two games resulting in draws.

Team News

Watford are likely to name the same starting line-up that got a draw at Everton, although Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo could start after scoring a superb solo goal at Goodison Park. The Hornets are without the injured Giedrius Arlauskis, Joel Ekstrand and the suspended Miguel Britos. They also have doubts over the fitness of midfielder Almen Abdi and new signing Steven Berghuis.
West Brom broke their transfer record earlier this week by signing Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon and he could replace Rickie Lambert up front. Berahino may also be switched to an attacking midfield role.
The Baggies are still without England international ‘keeper Ben Foster, with Boaz Myhill continuing to deputise. Defender Gareth McAuley is also a doubt for the clash.

Possible Watford line-up: Gomes, Nyom, Cathcart, Prodl, Holebas, Capoue, Behrami, Anya, Jurado, Layun, Deeney

Possible West Brom line-up: Myhill, Chester, Dawson, Lescott, Brunt, Fletcher, Gardner, Berahino, Morrison, McClean, Rondon

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Watford made a bright start to their Premier League campaign with the draw at Goodison Park and it would not be a surprise if the Hornets claimed their first victory back in the top-flight in this clash.
Quique Sanchez Flores’ side will be slight favourites and I believe they could just snatch a win in this clash. The Baggies will be hoping to claim something to kick-start their campaign.

Our Big Match Tip

Back both teams to score with William Hills odds are currently 10/11.