West Brom vs Watford
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 30th September 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).
The start of the season was promising for the Baggies when they bagged back-to-back 1-0 wins against Bournemouth and Burnley. When there were quick talks about how this team has improved since last season, things started falling apart at the Hawthorns.
Since matchday 2, the Baggies drew 2 and lost 2. When they had a difficult fixture last week against Arsenal away from home, the remaining three were against struggling teams. Brighton were without a win when they humbled the Baggies 3-1, West Ham were porous in defense and yet get away with a goal-less draw from the Hawthorns. But, it all started with an own goal at home, that handed a traditionally poor away team Stoke City a 1-1 draw.
On the other hand, Watford had certainly improved under the tutelage of Marcos Silva. The team that narrowly escaped relegation last season is currently sitting at 6th in the league table.
Last week saw Hornets bouncing back from a humiliating 0-6 defeat against Manchester City with a 2-1 win away at Swansea. This also handed them three out of three wins in this season’s away fixtures, scoring 2 goals each in those fixtures.
West Brom vs Watford: Head-to-head
There have been only 4 Premier League meetings between the two sides and Watford are slightly ahead with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.
The teams won their respective home matches in last season’s English Premier League, West Brom 3-1 and Watford 2-0.
At home, West Brom lost just once to Watford in the last 8 h2h meetings in all competitions, won 5 and drew 2.
West Brom vs Watford: Prediction
On form, Watford look like the team to grab a narrow win. But one must not underestimate the Baggies, especially when someone like Tony Pulis is well capable of rectifying the mistakes in no time.
Besides, West Brom have a good h2h home record against Watford. Considering that the Hornets are coming on the back of excellent form, we can expect a close game on Saturday evening. But the teams are most likely to end up sharing the spoils.
Correct Score Prediction: 1-1 for 6.50 odds.
West Brom vs Watford: Bet Tips
Watford to score at least once – Over 1.5 away team goals at 1.50 with 888Sport is a potential banker.
Value is in backing Both Teams to Score for 2.04 odds.
Risky, but worth a shot is Draw at full-time with both teams scoring for 4.00 odds.