Brighton are up against Watford at the AMEX Stadium hoping to pick up the first victory in five matches. This would be especially important for Chris Hughton’s men, who are only seven points above the relegation zone even after having won several plaudits so far this season. Watford’s challenge for a European qualification place took a blow with the midweek results and the club has fallen into ninth place in the table. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Brighton lost 4-2 against Fulham in the midweek action and it was the third defeat for the team in the last four matches. This is an alarming slump considering that Brighton lost the same number of matches in the previous 10 games.
Watford lost for the first time since the home defeat against Chelsea on Boxing Day, as the team lost 2-1 against Tottenham at the Wembley Stadium. Despite taking the lead, Watford ended up losing the match late on.
The previous fixture between Brighton and Watford witnessed a 2-0 win for the latter at Vicarage Road. Meanwhile, Brighton were able to come up with a 1-0 victory when they last hosted the Hornets. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Brighton are desperate to stop the rot and it was quite visible in the manner the team defended in the second-half against Fulham. Brighton were quite deep and were playing on the edge of the box. Meanwhile, Watford have lost only once in the last five away league matches and the record for the team at the AMEX Stadium is quite good with only one loss in the last six trips. Our preview would take a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Watford win odds: 2.90
Brighton win odds: 3.20
Correct Score odds
Watford have been able to push forward with reasonable confidence, while Brighton’s defensive record has taken a major hit after conceding four against Fulham. The result is likely to spark a response from the Seagulls, who have generally been good at the back this season. Our correct score prediction would go with a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been under 2.5 goals in all of the last six meetings between Brighton and Watford in all competitions and it is unlikely to be any different this time around with both teams having a need for points after suffering defeats in the midweek action. Our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Glen Murray came up with a brace against Fulham to extend his wonderful record against the Cottagers and to move up to 10 goals for the campaign. These were the first goals from the 35-year-old since the first week of December. However, he tends to go on strong runs and Murray has especially been good when it comes to scoring at the AMEX Stadium. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Glen Murray.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Glen Murray at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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