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Watford v Brighton Prediction & Betting Tips, 11th August 2018

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A decent opening game for Watford who will want to get off to a steady start for the season. Their efforts fell away badly last term and you wonder what they will be able to get going after sticking with manager Javi Gracia. They have had a quiet summer as well in the transfer market. Brighton’s scrappy efforts secured their top-flight status last season and the Seagulls will be looking to drastically improve upon their away form. Read our Watford v Brighton betting tips for more insights.

Watford v Brighton Betting Odds*

Watford 5/4
Draw 9/4
Brighton 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.)

Watford News and Form

Watford had a pretty rough season last term. They actually got off to a really enterprising and positive start, but it soon all fell away. Javi Gracia carries on as manager but he is one the market leaders to be the first Premier League manager to leave his post the season. Watford sold off their prized asset of Richarlison to Everton in the summer but really there hasn’t been too much high quality going back the other way. They did pick up Gerard Deulofeu and Adam Masina.

Last season Watford struggled for goals badly under Gracia, notably away from home. We don’t see this game returning a high amount of goals really so for our Watford v Everton predictions we are going under 2.5 goals at 8/13 odds at bet365. Pushing that goal line shorter returns 7/4 odds on under 1.5 goals* (Betting Odds were taken from August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). Watford posted a W7 D6 L6 record on home soil last season and averaged 1.4 goals per game.

Brighton News and Form

Brighton showed plenty of battling qualities last season as they got their main goal achieved. That, of course, was surviving in the top flight for another season. They have been pretty bold on the back of that in the summer transfer market having thrown the cash around to try and make sure that they don’t suffer a second-season slump. Some of their big signings include Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Yves Bissouma and Bernardo.

So it actually has been a positive summer from Brighton, but looking at their squad you wonder where the goals are going to come from again for them. Because of that, we are going with both teams not to score at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 8th, 2018 at 8:12 p.m.). Brighton had a poor time of things away from home, collecting just two wins away from the Amex (D5 L16) so need a clear improvement there. They also didn’t get a single win in any of their final 13 away games of the season and totalled just the ten road goals all season. Again this may well be a low-scoring match up.

Watford v Brighton Head to Head

There wasn’t much to choose between these two last season as Brighton took four points from their two league meetings. There was just the one goal scored across those two meetings as well. Watford are unbeaten in their last three home games against the Seagulls with a W1 D2 record. There was a 0-0 in last season’s corresponding fixture.

Who will win – Watford v Brighton Predictions

The draw has the most appeal in our Watford v Brighton betting tips. We aren’t too sure about Watford tactically under Gracia and that should allow the visiting Seagulls to turn up and do what they do, work hard and frustrate sides. Draw and look at the under 2.5 goals option as well.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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