This match will be a tricky one to call, as both teams are on fairly dreadful runs at the moment. It could be an entertaining encounter though, as both sides have been conceding plenty of goals recently. Watford’s last six matches have seen a total of 20 goals, a tally only Manchester City and Huddersfield (both with 21) can top.
Brighton are 17/10 to win it, a victory that would give their survival hopes a real shot in the arm. Chris Hughton’s side have not won any of the past seven league matches, and their fierce rivals, Crystal Palace, are now just one point behind them. They haven’t won any of the last six at home, and only West Brom (on eight without a win) are on a worse run in front of their own fans.
Watford are 2/1 and they will fancy their chances of getting a win. They have the sixth best away record in the Premier League this season, and are ahead of the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal on the road. They have only won one of their last six on their travels though, and that was against struggling Newcastle.
The draw is 9/4 and this one could be a close match. Brighton have had five draws at home this season, which is the joint most in the division. Their goal difference is -3 at the Amex Stadium, so with Watford’s being +3 on the road, there may not be too much between the teams.
Pascal Gross is 9/1 to score first and he might be worth a look as he is Brighton’s top scorer at home this season. All three of his goals have come at the Amex Stadium. Including assists he has directly contributed to six of the Seagulls’ nine home goals, so he should be in the thick of the action.
Richarlison is 13/2 to bag the opening goal. The Brazilian has been a sensational signing for the Hornets, and is their top scorer on the road with four goals. He has also missed some glorious chances, most notably at Chelsea, so against a weaker defence he may prosper.