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Match Previews

Watford v Albion match preview

2 March 2018

ALBION travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday to take on Watford (ko 3pm).

The opposition 

Watford currently sit 10th in the Premier League table having picked up 33 points from their 28 matches so far this season.

They recently appointed Javi Gracia as their new manager following the dismissal of Marco Silva. Under their new boss the Hornets have won two, drawn one and lost two - including a 4-1 victory over Chelsea in his first home game.

Last time out 

The most recent fixture between the two sides was in September when a stoppage time Watford goal ensured the spoils were shared at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies raced into an early two-goal lead through Salomon Rondon and Jonny Evans, but Abdoulaye Doucoure pulled one back towards the end of the first half before Richarlison’s 95th minute header meant the match finished 2-2.

Rondon celebrates scoring against Watford in September



  • The Baggies have only visited Vicarage Road on one occasion in March - a 1-1 draw in a Division One game back in 1996.
  • Since the 2014/15 season Craig Dawson has netted 12 PL goals - the most out of any defender in that time.
  • Five of Albion’s last six PL goals have come from corners - with Chris Brunt assisting four of them.


  • Watford score an average of 1.36 goals per game, concede an average of 1.68 per game and make 418.21 passes on average per match.
  • Heurelho Gomes has made the most ‘punches’ out of any goalkeeper in the PL (24).
  • There has only ever been one goalless draw between Watford and Albion.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from the 2-2 draw earlier on in the season…

Head to head

The overall head-to-head record sees the Baggies come out on top.

Of the 40 matches that have been played, Albion have won 18 times, there have been 10 draws and Watford have been victorious on 12 occasions.

Man in the middle

The referee for Saturday’s game is Paul Tierney, and he’ll be assisted by Harry Lennard and Mick McDonough - with Stuart Attwell as the fourth official.

It’ll be the third time that Tierney has refereed Albion this season, with the previous two games both ending in goalless draws against West Ham and Liverpool.

Ticket news

Tickets for Saturday’s game are SOLD OUT.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with Watford is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to free live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. Join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Saturday.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA

Facebook - West Bromwich Albion

Instagram - wba

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Match Reports

Watford 1 Albion 0

3 March 2018

ALBION could not find the breakthrough - despite creating a host of good chances - as they were undone 1-0 at Watford.

The Baggies, backed by a sell-out 2,200 following who travelled to Hertfordshire in superb voice despite the adverse weather conditions, played on the front foot and largely enjoyed the better of the encounter.

Salomon Rondon went close on more than one occasion at Vicarage Road, as did Grzegorz Krychowiak while captain Jonny Evans struck a post.

But the Hornets, who threatened themselves and saw Stefano Okaka's shot cleared off the line by Kieran Gibbs, provided the game's only goal when Troy Deeney was sent clean through to convert in the 77th minute.

Albion, who handed recalls to Chris Brunt and Jake Livermore, started brightly with Krychowiak seeing his goalbound strike blocked from 12 yards out.

Roberto Pereyra saw a similar chance shut out by Gibbs at the other end but it was largely the visitors who dominated the opening quarter.

Rondon headed just off target as the Baggies created a number of half-chances but, as the Hornets grew into the game, it was Ben Foster who came to the rescue to poke wide Daryl Janmaat's low effort with his foot.

Brunt curled a free-kick on to the roof of the net just before the break as the first half ended goalless.

Albion flew out of the blocks at the start of the second half, Rondon twice forcing saves from Hornets goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis in as many minutes.

Evans struck the base of the near post from a Brunt corner while Richarlison acrobatically hooked wide for the home side.

Rondon then headed a golden chance off target from just outside the six-yard box in the 54th minute.

A stretched encounter became end-to-end and Andre Carrillo sent a long-range strike narrowly over the crossbar.

Janmaat threw his body on the line to deny a diving Jay Rodriguez before Gibbs cleared off the line from substitute Okaka.

But it was Watford who claimed all three points as sub Will Hughes won the ball in the middle of the park and sent through Deeney, who finished calmly into the top corner.

ALBION: Foster, Dawson, Hegazi, Evans (c), Gibbs, Phillips, Krychowiak (McClean 81), Livermore (Field 87), Brunt, Rodriguez (Burke 87), Rondon.

Subs: Myhill, Nyom, McAuley, Yacob.

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Ticket News

Watford away sold out

20 February 2018

THE Baggies will be backed by a bumper away following at Watford on Saturday, March 3 (ko 3pm), with tickets now sold out.

A total of 2,200 Albion fans will head to Vicarage Road for the Premier League clash against the Hornets.

Thank you for your terrific support.

But there is still a chance to see the Baggies in action by joining us on our Executive Away Travel trip.

This package secures your match ticket, full breakfast and refreshments at The Hawthorns, before you make your way down to Vicarage Road by luxury coach.

Your return journey is included, as is parking at The Hawthorns, for £99 per person.

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