Confirmed: Watford and West Brom line-ups

Here is how Watford and West Bromwich Albion will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Watford starting XI: Gomes, Nyom, Cathcart, Prodl, Anya, Behrami, Capoue, Ighalo, Jurado, Layun, Deeney

Watford subs: Gilmartin, Angella, Holebas, Watson, Berghuis, Abdi, Vydra

West Brom starting XI: Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Brunt, Gardner, Fletcher, Yacob, Morrison, Berahino, Lambert

West Brom subs: Rose, Chester, Lescott, McClean, McManaman, Anichebe, Rondon

Watford play their first home match of the new season when they welcome West Bromwich Albion to Vicarage Road this afternoon.

The Hornets had a good start to life back in the top flight when they drew 2-2 with Everton last weekend, but the Baggies will be hoping for a quick upturn in fortune after losing 3-0 to Manchester City on Monday evening.

Watford’s last match against West Brom was way back in the 1985-86 season when the Hornets won 5-1 at home.

That said, today’s hosts have not won any of the last seven encounters when they have hosted West Brom in the league and Tony Pulis’s side will be hoping they can extend that particular record this afternoon.

West Brom are currently bottom of the league after their heavy defeat in the first round of fixtures, but a quick victory on the board will change things considerably.

This could well be a tale of two strikers, with new West Brom player Salomon Rondon hoping to get off to the best possible start while Watford’s Odion Ighalo will want to add to his goal on the opening day.

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