West Bromwich Albion currently sit on 40 points, which is usually the bench mark for saftey, and have six games remaining. Although going three games without victory, the Baggies haven't looked like a side who have given up; making the long trip to Sunderland and earning a point, also forcing Manchester City to work extremely hard in their 2-1 victory. Pulis stated post game that his side "played really well against Manchester City," and "were disappointed to have lost the game."
Next up for West Brom are Watford, a team who started the season very strongly, although their recent form is not exceptional.
The game is one of the last three home games for the midlands outfit, being played at The Hawthorns. Pulis admires the effort put in by Watford this season who "have been absolutely fantastic. They were people's favourites to go down but they are safe and in FA Cup semi-final." Potentially hinting that he thinks this game is not one in which Watford will be prioritising.
Pulis understands the danger when playing against The Hornets, praising front-men Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo.
"I've been really impressed with Watford's front two," says Pulis. "They have been the difference between winning and losing games."
It's all to play for between WBA and Watford
The pair have 23 league goals between them and have caused even the best teams nightmares. The points were shared the last time the teams met way back in August 2015; it was also the first Permier League game at home for Watford since their promotion. With both teams seemingly lacking anything to play for in terms of league position, could it be a similar scoreline this weekend?
The Baggies boss has made it clear what his aims are for the season: "The next target for us is to try and beat last year's tally of points. It's always nice to finish the season on a good note."
West Brom ended the 2014/15 BPL season on 44 points; so with six games to go this years outfit only require five points to exceed expectations, a win this weekend against Watford will put them well on their way.
With a crunch-time interview at the end of the season reagrding his contract, Pulis will need as many points from his remaining games as he can get his hands on if he would like to keep his job at West Brom.