Didn’t Jürgen Klopp speak of a winter break? And yet there are games in the English Premier League on the program this weekend? In fact, the superior Reds are in the short winter break, because the 26th game day is divided. There will be four games this weekend, the six more only next weekend. One of these four games this weekend is the relegation hit between Brighton and Watford.
Brighton vs Watford Free Betting Tips
The Seagulls from Brighton are currently ranked 15th on the table with 26 points, but the lead over the first relegation zone is just two thin points. The Hornets of Watford FC currently rank on one of these three relegation places. After a small intermediate high, there were two bitter defeats to endure.
However, with a win at the AMEX Stadium, the Pearson team can match the Seagulls in points. Between Brighton and Watford, betting odds of up to 3.75 are currently offered for the bet on the away win.
Brighton – Statistics & current form
Brighton & Hove Albion presents itself as a new club in the 2019/20 season under new coach Graham Potter. The long-standing kick-and-rush under Chris Hughton was not always nice to look at, but it was quite successful. Hughton managed to stay in the league twice in a row before the paths separated quite surprisingly.
Under Graham Potter, the Seagulls avoid long balls and always try to find a playful solution. Football is much more attractive, but by no means more successful. The relegation battle is the determining topic this season too. With just one win in the last ten Premier League games, confidence is not at the highest level.
In the current calendar year 2020, the Potter elf is still victorious after five games and has only collected three points. This means the worst value of all Premier League teams. Given the current deformity, we are surprised that bookmakers between Brighton and Watford see the home side as a relatively clear favorite according to current odds. The bare numbers in no way underline this thesis.
The defensive is particularly worrying after Brighton conceded three goals against both the Cherries of Bournemouth and last weekend against West Ham United. After all, the Potter-Elf showed morale against the Hammers and was able to equalize a 1-3 deficit in the final phase. The goal to equalize was Glenn Murray – his first goal of the season. At 36 years and 129 days, he is now the oldest scorer in the current Premier League season.
Probable lineup of Brighton:
➠ Ryan – Bernardo, Dunk, Webster, Montoya – Stephens, Pröpper – Trossard, Mooy, Groß – Maupay
Last games from Brighton:
⚽️ 02/01/2020 – West Ham vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 3: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/21/2020 – Bournemouth vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Aston Villa 1-1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/11/2020 – Everton vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/04/2020 – Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 (FA Cup)
Watford – Statistics & current form
Basically, the Watford FC fans around Sir Elton John were able to secretly start planning for the championship. Watford had a cold start and found neither Javi Gracia nor Quique Sanchez Flores in the track. The second coach was kicked out at the beginning of December, and for the first time since Sean Dyche (2011-2012) the club leadership again trusted an English coach.
Nigel Pearson took on the thankless task. But within a very short time, the Mission Impossible became a realistic dream again. For six league games in a row, Watford remained undefeated and collected no less than 13 out of a possible 18 points between matchday 18 and 23. In the meantime, the step over the ominous red line has been achieved.
The last two games showed once again the great weakness of the Hornets this season. The club from the vicinity of London cannot be called a “front runner”. A lead is far from a success because Watford lost no less than 15 points this season after a lead. They even lost last minute to Aston Villa and Everton FC after a tour. For the first time since Swansea City (2017), a Premier League team has lost twice in a row due to a goal in injury time.
Hope gives the Hornets a statistic from Nigel Pearson for Saturday’s game. The Hornets coach has suffered only one loss in the last ten Premier League games against English coaches (seven wins, two draws). Striker Troy Deeney acts as a beacon of hope. He has scored five goals since Pearson’s arrival, only Sergio Agüero and Mohamed Salah have scored often in this phase (7). In the duel between Brighton and Watford, a prediction of a Deeney goal is definitely an enticing option.
Probable lineup of Watford:
➠ Foster – Masina, Cathcart, Kabasele, Mariappa – Capoue, Chalobah – Deulofeu, Doucoure, Pereyra – Deeney
Last games from Watford:
⚽️ 02/01/2020 – Watford vs. Everton 2: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/23/2020 – Tranmere vs. Watford 2-1 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 01/21/2020 – Aston Villa vs. Watford 2-1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Watford vs. Tottenham 0-0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 01/12/2020 – Bournemouth vs. Watford 0-3 (Premier League)
Brighton vs Watford Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
On the first day of the current season, the Brighton Seagulls celebrated a clear 3-0 win at Vicarage Road. Such a win was by no means to be expected, because Brighton & Hove Albion had just scored two goals in seven games against Watford.
For the first time since the 1990/91 season (then in the second division) Brighton hopes to win both games against the Hornets. However, the relegation candidate from close to London has lost only one of their last seven away games at the Seagulls (three wins, three draws).
Brighton vs Watford Free Betting Tips
This relegation hit is a trend-setting game for both teams. The Seagulls from Graham Potter could give themselves some air in the fight for the league. However, Brighton is currently the weakest team in the Premier League. The guests from Watford had to swallow two bitter pills recently and conceded the goal in defeat. However, the performances shown have left more of an impression at Watford. Nevertheless, according to current odds, the home team is the clear favorite in the duel between Brighton and Watford.
Key Facts – Brighton vs Watford tips
🔎 Only one win in the last ten Premier League games
🔎 In the 1990/91 season Brighton recently won both games against Watford – in the first leg there was a 3-0 for the Seagulls
🔎 Watford lost two goals in a row in added time
We do not agree with this opinion and make our recommendation accordingly towards the team of head coach Nigel Pearson. However, we do not want to try our luck on the three-way market, but see good results in the DNB near Brighton and Watford for our prediction on the Hornets. For more football betting tips please visit Motson’s Tips to get daily accas!
Competition: Premier League
Date: February 8th, 2020
Betting Tips: Draw-no-bet: 2
Stake: 6/10 units