Brighton vs Watford Prediction & Match Preview

Brighton vs Watford
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Amex Stadium (Brighton).

Sporting one of the worst away statistics on the ladder, Watford make the trip to Amex Stadium, this Saturday, as the outright underdogs, to pick up all three points.

Brighton vs Watford Head to head (h2h)

  • Their previous meeting witnessed Brighton post a 3-0 victory.
  • All but one of their past five fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have found the back of the net together in just one of their last eight clashes.
  • Four of their previous ten encounters have ended as a tie.
  • Watford have registered the win four times in their past ten games. (W-4, D-4, L-2)

Brighton vs Watford Match Preview

Brighton have been alternating between draws and defeats in their past five PL clashes, the most recent of which saw them hold West Ham to a 3-3 scorecard on the road. Miserably, the hosts have now tasted success just once in their previous ten games, garnering no more than eight points from a possible thirty.

As of now, the home team have been placed fifteenth on the ladder, with a total of twenty-six points to their name.

On the other hand, Watford have fallen out of their groove and are currently struggling to get things going again. The Hornets were at the losing end of a 2-3 scorecard against Everton in their previous trip on the road, prior to which Aston Villa took them down with a narrow 2-1 scoreline.

It is also worth mentioning that the guests are winless in their past three clashes in the top flight, which has further tainted their hopes of propelling out of the relegation zone.

At the moment, Watford are three points adrift of the hosts on the table and are just five shy of hitting rock bottom as well.

Brighton vs Watford Prediction

Brighton have been adamant at home as of late, and have salvaged at least a point in their past three fixtures here. The home team have also stumbled just thrice in front of the home crowd this season, with two out of those three defeats coming against sides that are currently dwelling in the top ten.

In sharp contrast, Watford are yet to hit the ground running on the road. Disappointingly, the visitors have dropped points in ten of their past twelve outings. To make matter worse, they have also failed to secure the bragging rights in each of their previous two visits here.

As such, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Brighton this weekend. Be that as it may, the hosts have shared the spoils in half of their past six matchups at home. Taking into account that their last meeting with this foe here had also ended as a tie, back a Draw no bet, just to be on the safer side.

Furthermore, the visitors have had their scoring boots on in their recent outings. Impressively, they have found the back of the net five times from their previous three trips on the road alone.

Considering that the hosts have kept a clean sheet just twice in their previous six PL fixtures here, it is certainly well within reason to count on both teams to have their names on the scoresheet in this one.

Brighton vs Watford Betting tips

  • Draw no bet: Brighton @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).