Date: 14th August 2015 at 7:03pm
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Watford go into their first top flight home tie for eight years with an extremely satisfactory point to their name after their impressive performance against Everton last week.

The only disappointment of the 2-2 draw was that it could easily have been a victory after Odion Ighalo struck late on.

It will be interesting to see if the Nigerian will be given a start after his goal from the bench last week, while Matěj Vydra is another attacking option yet to be utilised by Quique Flores.

3 March 2015 - Sky Bet Championship - Watford v Fulham - Odion Ighalo of Watford - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Steven Berghuis and Almen Abdi will return to the squad after recovering from their leg and knee injuries respectively, but goalkeeper Giedrius Arlauskis and defender Miguel Britos are both suspended.

Meanwhile, West Brom go into the match at the bottom of the league after being thrashed 3-0 at home to Manchester City on Monday.

Although City were very good it was a surprise to many to see the Baggies concede so easily after keeping 10 clean sheets in their previous 18 games.

Gareth McAuley is back in the squad after recovering from his calf injury and he could go straight into the side to shore things up at the back.

Salomon Rondon could make his debut after his club-record £12 million move last week, with Rickie Lambert the most likely to make way if the Venezuelan international is deemed fit.

Serge Gnabry also faces a late fitness test as he awaits his debut after his loan switch from Arsenal.

League Position: Watford – 13th, 1 pt; West Brom – 20th, 0 pts
Last Meeting: Watford 1-1 West Brom, April 2010
Key Men: Watford – Troy Deeney; West Brom – Saido Berahino
Form: Watford – D; West Brom – L

8th February 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Burnley v West Bromwich Albion - Saido Berahino of West Brom looks dejected - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.


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