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Watford v Albion match preview

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.

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