Watford got a much needed win against Sunderland at the weekend to move seven points above the relegation zone. They are probably safe now but a win here would pretty much guarantee it with eight games to go. That win will be hard to come by, though. West Brom showed at Old Trafford how hard they are to breakdown and you’d expect them to set their stall out the same here. The visitors have won just three away games this season but they’ve lost just six times and five of those were against teams in the current top-seven.
Under Tony Pulis, West Brom have lost just three of their 13 trips to middle-third teams with six draws and seven half-time draws. Viewers of Pulis’ sides won’t be shocked by this but it does make Watford look short as favourites.
Watford’s win against the bottom club in the league was just their third in 14 matches. They’ve won six of their 15 home games under Materazzi but four of those came against teams in the bottom-half. West Brom are an established Premier League club and it looks likely they’ll end up in eighth spot – their highest ever Premier League finish. A stalemate looks likely.
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