Our prediction for this match:
Vicarage Road will host Saturday’s friendly between Watford and WBA, the two teams who face each other for the first time since 2018. Back then Watford defeated WBA 1-0 thanks to Troy Deeney’s goal, meaning that the Baggies are hungry for revenge. WBA suffered an embarrassing loss to Tamworth in their first pre-season friendly, but they head into the match following back-to-back wins over Woking and Sheffield Wednesday.
Since West Brom have been impressive at the back of late, we believe that there is a big value in betting on under 2.5 goals. The Hornets, on the other hand, defeated Colchester 2-0 in their last warm-up game, which is yet another reason why a low-scoring game is on the cards. Watford summer signing Milot Rashica is pushing for a start, while all Sawyers, Zohore, and Robinson are pushing for a start for the Baggies.
Highlighted Player (Andre Gray):
Wolverhampton-born striker Andre Gray is a product of the Shrewsberry Town youth academy who hit the limelight during his two loan spell with Luton Town. A no-nonsense forward endured a difficult childhood which left him with a four-inch scar on his left cheek after he got stabbed in the face in a gang-related incident back in 2011.
Fortunately, Andre Grey was pulled out of the gang lifestyle by his mother and close friends and focused on his football career. Having scored 57 goals in 111 appearances with The Hatters, Gray was prized away by Brentford in a club-record deal at the time. Just a season later Gray moved to Burnley where he hit 23 goals in 41 Championship appearances to emerge as a vital cog in his club’s Premier League push in 2014/15. After nine goals in 32 top-flight appearances with he Clarets, Gray was transferred to Watford for yet another club-record fee.
The Englishman’s prolific goalscoring record in the Football League was brought to a halt, however, with Gray scoring just five goals in 31 Premier League appearances during the 2017/18 season.
Highlighted Team (West Bromwich):
West Bromwich Albion Football Club (shortly West Brom or WBA) is an English football club which was founded in 1878 by employees of Salter’s Spring Works in West Bromwich (a small city in the region of West Midlands). West Bromwhich Albion hosts it’s home games in the Hawthorns stadium which holds a capacity of 26 500 seats.
West Bromwich Albion is one of the founders of the English Football League and is currently for over 90 seasons active in the highest division. WBA managed to win the FA cup 5 times in their history and the English Premier League once.
The club colors of West Bromwich Albion are blue and white. Known players in the history of West Bromwich are Bobby Robson, Nwankwo Kanu and Cyrille Regis.