By Azeem Siddiqui

4th Aug, 2022 | 7:45pm

David Prutton predicts high-scoring draw in West Brom v Watford fixture

Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has predicted a 2-2 score draw in the upcoming Championship game between West Brom and Watford.

It will be the first home game for the Baggies in this Championship campaign. In their season opener, the Baggies secured a 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough.

Prutton, while writing for Sky Sports, suggested that the upcoming fixture will be a high-scoring one between two promotion contenders.  

“West Brom have got a point to prove this season and they put in an encouraging performance against Middlesbrough,” he wrote.

“New signings Jed Wallace and John Swift combined for the equalizer and look as though they will be key performers for Steve Bruce already.

“Rob Edwards was another manager that got off to a perfect start last Monday night. That Watford frontline of Emmanuel Dennis, Joao Pedro, and Ismaila Sarr looked frightening at times against Sheffield United.

“It will, without doubt, fare better against other teams in this division. I’m going for another engaging score draw at The Hawthorns.”

Big Occasion

As Prutton predicted, West Brom have a point to prove this season after a dismal campaign in 2021-22 as they finished 10th in the Championship table.

However, it is a new season and there is an experienced manager for the Baggies to rely on who has managed more than a thousand games in professional football in his managerial career.

The result in the opening fixture must’ve been an encouraging one for West Brom fans as in a tough fixture away from home, they managed to secure a draw against tough opposition.

In terms of the transfer window so far, signing as many as four players has clearly givens Bruce many options to pick from and has already strengthened the squad.

It is yet to be seen whether the arrivals will be good enough but by the look of it, there is a genuine sense of optimism around the Hawthorns and that might push the players to get the much-needed result at the weekend against another tough opponent.

In other West Brom news, Bruce confirms “inevitable” exits and shares stance on incoming transfers