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Watford vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - Premier League Preview and Odds

24/08/2017

Watford vs Brighton & Hove Albion FC - Premier League Preview and Odds

August 26, 2017 15:00pm - Vicarage Road Stadium

Premier League

Watford will look to extend their unbeaten run to three games when they take on Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.

Marco Silva began his career as Watford boss with a 3-3 win at home to top four hopefuls Liverpool and followed that up with an impressive 0-2 win away to Watford. The Hertfordshire club now sit proudly in the top four after two games played and will look to retain their lofty position with a win over relegation favourites Brighton and Hove Albion.

Watford finished just one place above the drop zone last season, albeit with a six point cushion, so anything above 40 points will be seen as progression. Having said that, the club`s hierarchy have probably set their sights little higher and will be hoping that the Portuguese boss can deliver a top 10 finish.

Meanwhile, Brighton began life back in the top flight with back-to-back 2-0 defeats at home to Manchester City and away to Leicester City. As a result, they have been installed as favourites for relegation by the bookmakers.

Seagull’s boss Chris Hughton has plenty of Premier League experience, so he will not be phased by the challenge ahead. His side come into this game on the back of a 1-0 win over Barnet in the League Cup and will be hoping to carry some momentum into this game.

Injury news

Watford:

Injured - D. Janmaat (groin strain), R. Pereyra (groin), Y. Kaboul (muscular), T. Hoban (ACL knee), M. Zarate (ACL knee).

Brighton & Hove Albion FC:

Injured- B. Kayal (broken leg), S. Baldock (calf).

Doubtful: G. Murray (ankle), S. Sidwell (back), I. Brown (hamstring).

Recent form (all competitions)

Watford: LWDDD

Brighton & Hove Albion FC: WLLLD

Betting odds and tips

Watford will be looking for their first home win since April but they already look a much better team under Marco Silva and would have boosted by their 3-3 draw with Liverpool.

Brighton have had a tricky start but this is the kind of game they will need to bag points in if they are going to avoid a relegation fight. Unfortunately, they are up against a team that has hit the ground running this season.

You can back Watford to win to nil at 10/11 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Watford v Brighton Live Betting Odds - England Premier League

Home Win
6/5
Draw
9/4
Away Win
11/4