Birmingham City vs Watford: Is the game on TV? kick-off time, team news & match details

Here’s all the details for Blues’ match against Watford this week

Birmingham City are looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the new Championship season when they take on Watford at St Andrew’s on Tuesday evening (16 August).

Jaden Philogene-Bidace’s first half goal was enough to earn Cardiff City a 1-0 win over John Eustace’s side in the Welsh capital on Saturday (13 August), and Blues will be looking to provide an immediate response when they take on recently relegated Watford, who remain unbeaten after taking seven points from their first three games.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of the fixture.

When and where is the game?

The game takes place at St Andrew’s on Tuesday night. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

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Is the game on TV?

The game hasn’t been selected to be shown live on Sky Sports, although you can see the highlights and goals from the match as they go in on Sky Sports News.

Blues supporters can also watch the game by purchasing a match pass for £10 on the BCFC.com website.

Team news

Birmingham boss John Eustace has said he will assess Jordan Graham’s fitness ahead of the clash against Watford. Winger Graham missed Blues’ 1-0 loss at Cardiff after suffering a knee injury, although Eustace is optimistic about a quick recovery.

Third-placed Watford will hope that Tom Cleverley is available following his half-time exit during the Hornets’ victory over Burnley. Cleverley scored the game’s only goal, but was then forced off after suffering a calf injury.

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A definite absentee will be Watford full-back Hassane Kamara, who received a straight red card in the Burnley game and must now serve an automatic suspension. But new signing Hamza Choudhury is set to make his away debut after impressing against the Clarets following his arrival from Leicester.

Speculation continues, meanwhile, about midfielder Ryan Woods’ Birmingham future. Woods was not involved in the Cardiff game and was replaced by academy prospect Alfie Chang amid growing speculation about a move from St Andrew’s to Hull City.

Last meeting

Blues tasted defeat for what would be the only time in eight matches as they were beaten at Vicarage Road in March 2021. Ken Sema, Nathaniel Chalobah and Andre Gray were on the scoresheet for the promotion-chasing Hornets on an afternoon where the visitor’s best efforts came through Jeremie Bela and Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Head to head:

Blues wins: 17

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Draws: 9

Watford wins: 22

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