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Date: 20th September 2023
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
Watford to win
2-1 to Watford
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Watford vs West Brom: Top free betting tips
Vicarage Road is set for a thrilling Championship clash as Watford takes on West Bromwich Albion. Watford's Valérien Ismaël is buoyed by a recent 2-0 win against Birmingham City, emphasizing patience, while facing his former club adds personal intrigue. West Brom, under Carlos Corberán, is looking to improve after a goalless draw against Bristol City and mirrors Watford's league start.
Match result prediction: Watford to win
The last time West Brom made the trip to Vicarage Road, they were humbled by the hornets. While their current form is nothing to write about, Watford are unbeaten in their last five home affairs. They enter this meeting on the back of a 2-0 win over Birmingham and will fancy their chances against WBA, who are without a win on the road since April. Based on this, we are backing another home win for Watford while the Baggies' woes continue.
Both teams to score prediction: Yes
There were five goals shared between Watford and West Brom in their last encounter at this venue. The preceding reverse fixture saw goals shared in a 1-1 draw. While both sides are struggling for goals and sporadically coming up with bags full, we expect them to exchange blows in this midweek battle. With a top-six position on the cards, expect them to go on the offensive and both sets of goalkeepers forced to pick the ball from their net.
Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Watford
In their last outing, Watford scored two and in the match before, they sent three past their rivals. In the latter, they conceded three goals and have shipped in five goals in as many matches. West Brom's two defeats in the 2023/24 campaign have come with a 2-1 scoreline and we believe it will be the case again given the respective form of both sides.
Watford vs West Brom: Form, recent games, and news
Watford ended a five-game winless run with a 2-0 victory over Birmingham City, giving credit to Ismaël's patience mantra. They have a strong home record with just one loss in their last five home games, taking all three points on three occasions in this period. Ismaël's reunion with West Brom adds to the intrigue and they will want to continue their impressive form at Vicarage Road.
West Brom preview
WBA, like Watford, has a similarly poor league start, occupying middle slots and aims to bounce back from a goalless draw against Bristol City. Carlos Corberán's previous visit to Watford as WBA boss resulted in a thrilling 3-2 defeat, part of a five-game streak without a win at Vicarage Road, tasting defeat on three occasions while drawing twice. Their away struggles continue, with no wins since April and will want to put it to an end.
FAQs regarding Watford vs West Brom
Who is the referee for this match? Liam Doughty.
Who is the Watford player to watch? Mileta Rajović.
Who is the West Brom player to watch? John Swift.