West Brom picked up a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough to kick off the Championship season. The Baggies now host Watford on matchday No. 2 at the Hawthorns in a massive six-point affair for two teams with ambitions of Premier League promotion.
West Brom vs Watford Bet Builder Tips
Watford claimed a solid 1-0 win against Sheffield United at Vicarage Road on opening day. Joao Pedro’s goal sent the Hornets to a win under new manager Rob Edwards.
Just one of last weekend’s 12 matches in the Championship finished as an away win. Can Watford pick up another victory, only this time on the road?
Bookies’ best betting odds on a West Brom home win are at 11/8. Watford go into the game at the best betting odds of 11/5 to win away from home. The Championship promotion rivals are at odds of 9/4 to draw at full-time. Can Watford make it two wins from two?
West Brom vs Watford Full-time result
Just one team won away from home last weekend in the Championship. Burnley picked up an away win at Huddersfield. Meanwhile, six of the remaining 1 Championship matches ended as home wins. Five games finished as draws. West Brom are one of the stronger Championship teams and playing at home on a Monday night should play into their hands. Watford failed to win on their last two trips to the Hawthorns. West Brom should be able to do enough to pick up a narrow win versus the Hornets.
West Brom vs Watford Halftime result
Watford were drawing at halftime on matchday No. 1 while West Brom were losing to Middlesbrough in their opener at halftime. Playing at home should give the Baggies the boast they need to get all three points. Only two of the 12 Championship games in round No. 1 went into halftime with the away side winning. My betting tips prediction is for a draw at full-time.
West Brom vs Watford Halftime / Full-time result
Monday’s game should be a halftime draw and West Brom full-time win. Watford actually have the strong head-to-head record with 3W-2D-1L. However, Watford are winless in their last two games at the Hawthorns. The Championship is a difficult league to navigate. Matchday No. 1 showed just how difficult it is to go on the road and win at full-time. My betting tips prediction is for a halftime draw and full-time Baggies win. It will be a close fixture.
West Brom vs Watford Double Chance
If you are looking for insurance on your bet, then a West Brom win or Watford win double chance could be a safe bet. Watford were very good against Sheffield United on matchday No. 1. Yet, they scored a mere one goal in the fixture.
West Brom vs Watford Over/Under
Monday’s match between these promotion rivals should be low scoring. Both teams played out matches on opening day with under 2.5 goals. Eleven of the 12 games on opening day finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Hull City were the only team to see more than 2.5 goals. Playing the final game of the round on a Monday night will see neither side want to give up ground in the top-six race. Both teams will want to keep it tight and under 2.5 goals is a great option.
West Brom vs Watford First Goal Scorer
Playing at home will give West Brom a major boast. This should be a low-scoring game, therefore, only one goal scorer could get on the scoresheet. The Baggies got a goal from John Swift on opening day. He could be the signing of the season in the Championship. Karlan Grant started but made way for Daryl Dike. Could the American get his first West Brom goal? He sure could and may get the game’s first score.
West Brom vs Watford Anytime Goal Scorer
John Swift was excellent last weekend for West Brom scoring a second half goals to give the team a share of the spoils. Swift was a brilliant signing in the offseason. He scored 11 goals and tallied 13 assists for an abysmal Reading last season. He should have been on every Championship team’s wish list. My betting tips prediction is for Swift to get a goal anytime.
West Brom vs Watford Last Goal Scorer
Dike and Swift are great shouts for goals. But if you are looking for a third potential goal scorer, then how about centre-back Semi Ajayi? The defender scored just one goal last term, but he is a threat on all West Brom set-pieces. As good as Watford were last weekend, playing away on matchday No. 2 could be a different story for them.
West Brom vs Watford Winning Margin
This should be a low-scoring game. Four of the 12 games last weekend finished 1-0 to the home team. Just one of the 12 matches finished 2-0. My betting tips prediction is for a 1-0 win for West Brom in a tight game.
West Brom vs Watford Half with most goals
The first half should be barren of goals as West Brom and Watford feel each other out. The second half should see the goal or goals scored.
West Brom vs Watford BTTS
Eight of the 12 games on opening day in the Championship finished NO BTTS. My betting tips prediction is to bet NO BTTS for this one. Although West Brom and Middlesbrough both scored, Watford and Sheffield United did not. The Baggies defence should be strong at home.