Watford v Brighton Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th August 2019

Hornets can collect three points against Brighton

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Watford v Brighton Betting Tips – Premier League, 10th August 3.00pm

Brighton managed to cling on to their top-flight status last season. It was just about by the skin of their teeth when it came down to it though. What do they have in them for this campaign? Watford will have been happy enough with their 11th place finish under Javi Gracia. Do they have better in them? Read our predictions for Watford v Brighton.

Watford v Brighton Betting Odds*

Watford 10/11
Draw 12/5
Brighton 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 6th, 2019 at 5:33 p.m.)

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Watford News and Form

It was a really good start that Watford had to last season’s campaign. They put together a four-match winning streak at the start of the campaign. Three of those four wins were at home and one of them was against Tottenham. Overall though they only ended up with a W8 D3 L8 home record at Vicarage Road for the season. They went off the boil badly at the end of the season. They only picked up one point from their final four home games.

Brighton -Draw Double Chance
4/5

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To close out the season Watford lost six of their final nine league games, home and away combined. One big positive for them was that they were very comfortable on home soil against the weaker divisional team. The Hornets suffered one defeat in their home fixtures against bottom-half of the table opposition (W5 D3 L1) including a 2-0 success over Brighton.

Watford produced an average of 1.4 goals per home game, but 68% of all league fixtures at Vicarage Road went over 2.5 goals. There was no clean sheet earned by Watford in any of their last six games on home soil for the campaign. They didn’t get one in any of their final twelve league games, home and away. The Hornets were losing at halftime in 8 of their 19 home games.

Watford v Brighton Head to Head

The Hornets earned four points against Brighton last season
The Seagulls have won just one of their last nine against Watford
Watford are unbeaten in their last four home games against Brighton (W2 D2)
Both teams have scored in just one of the last seven meetings

 

Key-Facts – Watford v Brighton

  • The Hornets lost six of their final nine games last term
  • Brighton finished second from bottom last season
  • Watford opened last season with a four match winning streak

 

Brighton News and Form

It was only a two-point margin that Brighton survived with at the end of the last season. They were fourth from the bottom. They were just having a tough season throughout, but if you look back their survival was helped greatly by the poor form of those who finished in the bottom three. Brighton didn’t do themselves any favours.

The Seagulls failed to win any of their last nine games of the season, losing six of those. Their away form last season was W3 D4 L12 and they averaged less than a goal per game on the road. Their defence conceded at an average of 1.7 goals per road fixture. They claimed a clean sheet in only 11% of their away games. All three of the away wins which they did put on the board were by a one-goal margin only.

Half of their twelve away defeats were by a margin of at least two goals. Brighton conceded the first goal in 13 of their 19 road fixtures the last term. Graham Potter has a lot of work on his hands here after replacing Chris Hughton. He has tried to reshape the look of the team a little bit by bringing in defender Matt Clarke and record singing Adam Webster, while midfielder Leandro Trossard comes in from Genk.

Watford v Brighton Tips & Odds

Watford to win to nil at 2/1
Under 2.5 goals at 4/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 6th, 2019 at 5:33 p.m.)

Watford v Brighton Predictions

Watford to win: A home win for Watford with a clean sheet fits the bill here. Brighton need a strong start to the season but this is not an easy game to that end. Watford should have enough behind them at Vicarage Road to get a win to nil.


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