West Bromwich Albion will take on Watford at the Hawthorns in the EFL Championship on Monday.
West Bromwich Albion come into this game after a 1-1 draw against Chris Wilders Middlesbrough. A first-half goal by right winger Isaiah Jones for Middlesbrough was canceled out by a second-half goal by midfielder John Swift for West Bromwich Albion.
Watford, on the other hand, defeated Paul Heckingbottom’s Sheffield United 1-0 in the last game. A second-half goal from Brazilian striker Joao Pedro sealed the deal for Rob Edwards’ Watford.
West Bromwich Albion vs Watford Head to Head
In nine head-to-head encounters between the two sides, the record is pretty even. West Bromwich Albion have won two games, lost three and drawn four.
The two clubs last faced each other in 2018 when Watford beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0. A second-half goal from striker Troy Deeney secured Watford victory.
West Bromwich Albion form leaders in the EFL Championship: D
Watford form leaders in the EFL Championship: W
West Bromwich Albion v Watford team news
West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion could do without Turkey midfielder Okay Yokuslu. Other than that, no issues are known and manager Steve Bruce is expected to have a full squad available.
Doubtful: Ok Yokuslu
Meanwhile, Watford manager Rob Edwards is without the services of Moroccan international Imran Louza.
Hurt: Imran Louza
West Bromwich Albion vs Watford Predictions XI
Expected West Bromwich Albion XI (4-2-3-1): David Button, Darnell Furlong, Semi Ajayi, Dara O’Shea, Conor Townsend, Alex Mowatt, Jake Livermore, Jed Wallace, John Swift, Matt Phillips, Daryl Dike
Watford predicted eleven (3-4-2-1): Daniel Bachmann, Christian Kabasele, Francisco Sierralta, Craig Cathcart, Hassane Kamara, Tom Cleverley, Edo Kayembe, Yaser Asprilla, Ismaila Sarr, Emmanuel Dennis, Joao Pedro
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West Bromwich Albion vs Watford Prediction
West Bromwich Albion are one of the stronger sides in the Championship and are targeting a return to the Premier League next season. The additions of John Swift and Jed Wallace, two of the championship’s better performers in recent years, could prove crucial.
Watford, on the other hand, will look to maintain their name as a yo-yo club by ensuring a speedy return to the Premier League. The likes of Rey Manaj, Mario Gaspar and Vakoun Issouf Bayo have joined the squad and, as with Watford, an interesting side note will reveal how long Rob Edwards lasts as their manager.
A draw seems an ideal result.
Forecast: West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Watford
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