Watford are up against Brighton at the Vicarage Road to begin the new 2018-19 Premier League season. The Hornets were able to finish 14th in the table last season and they take on a Brighton team that finished just one point behind. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Watford have been able to go without a defeat in the last three friendlies. Watford have played some competitive opponents like Sampdoria and Brentford in pre-season.
Chris Hughton has been allowed to spend a significant amount of money in the transfer market and he has seen his Brighton team lost just once in the last five friendlies. Surprisingly, this defeat came against Wimbledon.
The recent meeting between Brighton and Watford produced a 1-0 victory in favour of the former. Watford were reduced to 10 men in their last home game against Brighton and the match finished as a goalless draw. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
Brighton and Watford are priced at 3.40 and 2.37 respectively. These are attractive prices indeed, but majority of the recent games between these two clubs have finished as stalemates. After having witnessed several such draws for Brighton even in pre-season, it is fair to expect another stalemate at Vicarage Road. Both clubs will be quite pleased with such an outcome, as it puts them in a strong position going into the crucial round of fixtures. Our preview would opt for a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
Watford win odds: 2.37
Brighton win odds: 3.40
Correct Score odds
There have been two 1-1 draws in recent outings between Watford and Brighton. Since both teams have sufficient firepower to come up with at least a goal, this game is a good pick to witness goals at both ends. Our correct score prediction would back 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
The two teams will be fighting each other over a very small proportion of goals, as this has been a low scoring game for a substantial time in recent history. Both teams have had a mediocre run in terms of scoring goals during pre-season. There is very little to separate the two clubs and our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Troy Deeney was a key scorer for Watford last season and the striker’s position is likely to remain the same even after several new faces coming to Vicarage Road. Players like Richarlison are expected to contribute – rather than score – and our first goalscorer prediction would back Troy Deeney.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Troy Deeney at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
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