West Bromwich Albion and Watford go head to head in GW 3 of the Sky Bet Championship, England’s second tier of professional football. Watford have a recent relegation on their minds, and will be eyeing for a promotion push this season. West Brom were relegated the 2020/21 season, and have spent last season in the playoff positions but faltered towards the end of the season and finished 10th. Being one of the stronger teams in the league, they will also be eyeing for an early promotion push back into the Premier League. The Hornets started off the season with a 1-0 win against Sheffield United, while The Baggies drew to promotion rivals Middlesbrough.
WBA vs WAT: Match Details
|Match||West Bromwich Albion vs Watford|
|Date||9th August 2022|
|Venue||The Hawthorns, West Midlands|
WBA vs WAT: Broadcast Details
SkyBet Championship matches are streamed on Viacom18’s channels, like JioTV, Colours Infinity and Voot.
WBA vs WAT: Team News
While Bruce would have taken enough positives from the draw with Middlesbrough, there is still room for a couple of changes to the Baggies starting lineup.
In the middle of the pitch, Alex Mowatt may be preferred over Jayson Molumby, while Bruce may be willing to unleash Dike down the middle of the attack.
Bruce has also confirmed that Okay Yokuslu will make his first appearance since rejoining the club.
Edwards may be willing to stick with the same Watford starting lineup that won against Sheffield United.
This would result in new arrivals. Rey Manaj and Vakoun Issouf Bayo will have to make do with a spot on the bench.
WBA vs WAT: Head-to-Head Stats
Watford are currently ahead on the head-to-head statistics, winning 1 and drawing 2 of their 3 matches played against each other.
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WBA vs WAT: Dream 11 Top Picks and Player Stats
The Senegalese winger has been an outstanding signing for the Hornets since he came to the club in the summer of 2019 from Rennes. Despite his lack of consistency in thetop flight, he was one of their best players in the 2020/21 season where Watford were promoted to the Premier League.
The Nigerian striker joined Watford from Club Brugges in the summer of 2021. He was an instant success at the club, serving as their primary striker for the entire season, scoring 10 goals and registering 6 assists in 33 league appearances. If he stays at the club, he has the potential to become a Championship beast and the catalyst for Watford’s promotion push.
Since his arrival at the club, the English centre-back has been a regular in the Baggies’ starting lineup. He is a favourite for captaincy in the match, with more than 30% of fantasy players choosing him as their captain.
WBA vs WAT: Dream 11 Fantasy Team
Goalkeeper – Bachmann
Defenders – Bartley, Furlong, Kamara, Rose
Midfielders – Wallace, Sarr, Cleverley
Forwards – Grant, Phillips, Dennis
WBA VS WAT: Captain & Vice-Captain Choice For Today’s Match
Captain – Kyle Bartley
Vice-Captain – Tom Cleverley
WBA VS WAT: Predicted Line-Ups
West Brom XI: Button; Furlong, Ajayi, O’Shea, Bartley; Molumby, Livermore; Wallace, Grant, Phillips; Dike
Watford XI: Bachmann; Kabasele, Sierralta, Cathcart, Rose; Kamara, Cleverley; Kayembe, Sema; Sarr, Dennis; Pedro
WBA vs WAT: Match Predictions
Both teams will feel as if they had a difficult start to the campaign, and that trend will continue here. After going undefeated last week, neither side will feel compelled to go for all three points and risk defeat, so we predict a low-scoring draw. We predict a 1-1 draw.
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