Rotherham United manager Steve Evans believes Watford will finish in the top six places in the Championship and feels the Hornets have two potential Premier League strikers in Matej Vydra and Troy Deeney.
The Golden Boys face the newly promoted Millers tonight at the New York Stadium and will hope to clinch just their second away win in 21 matches.
Rotherham and Watford have made identical starts in the Championship this season, winning one match and losing the other.
Evans’ men have taken on last season’s play-off finalists Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers so far, but the Millers boss believes Watford are stronger than those two sides.
“If we thought Wolves could pass and move, Watford are better than them at that particular part of the game,” he told the Sheffield Star.
“Arguably they’ve got the best two strikers in the league. I think every manager at this level would take Troy Deeney and Matej Vydra. They’re very gifted boys.
“I was hoping Deeney would have been sold before now, but I’ve not had any reports that he’s on his way somewhere so it looks like he’ll be at the New York.
“I think it’s three of the top six for sure that we’ve opened up with. I’ve seen Wolves and Derby, and Watford are the best of the three for me.”
He added: “Watford are a super side, packed with talent. Probably both of the strikers could play in the Premiership.”