Football Betting Tips: Brighton vs Watford

Two teams struggling for form meet at the AMEX in what promises to be an entertaining encounter between two evenly matched sides. Both teams have safely navigated the first half of the season and sit in mid table but they need to start picking up points quickly to avoid being dragged into a relegation dogfight in the New Year.

English Premier League – Brighton vs Watford – AMEX Stadium, Saturday 23rd December 2017, Kick-off: 15.00 GMT


Best Odd of: 8/5 at Sky bet


Best Odd of: 2/1 at Coral

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Best Odd of: 9/5 at William Hill



The Seagulls have performed very well in their inaugural Premier League season and Chris Hughton will be delighted with their current 13th place standing. Without a win in 7, its goals they have found hard to come by – only scoring 14 in their 18 matches played so far this term. Glenn Murray missed a crucial penalty last week but the veteran striker has been in good form this campaign – notching 5 goals in the Premier League.


Marco Silva’s Watford are in danger of the wheels falling off after a terrific start to the season. The Hornets sit 9th, well clear of the relegation picture currently but are winless in their last 5 matches. Their indiscipline has cost them in recent weeks – they have received 3 red cards in their last 3 matches and now have star striker Troy Deeney suspended for the next 4 matches. Andre Gray may be asked to fill Deeney’s void and the former Burnley man has only scored 2 goals for Watford this season.

Brighton vs Watford – Head to Head

Watford boss the head to head record between the two teams with 43 wins in comparison to Brighton’s 35 with another 33 games between the sides ending as draws. Their meeting earlier in the season was a 0-0 stalemate at Vicarage Road which game Brighton their first ever point in the Premier League.

Brighton vs Watford: Odds and Predictions

Brighton are notorious for keeping things tight and won’t want to afford too many chances to Watford.

Both teams to score – NO – is a sensible punt at 5/6 with Stan James.

Richarlison has scored 5 goals for Watford this term and looks a real prospect at the age of 21.

Richarlison to score anytime looks unbelievable value at 9/4 with Ladbrokes. 

Brighton are a tricky outfit to break down but Marco Silva’s men are very good on the road and could have a little too much quality in key areas.

Watford to win the match is overpriced at 9/5 with William Hill. 

This will be a cagey affair between two sides with very contrasting footballing styles.

Under 2.5 goals in the game looks to be the best bet at 3/5 with Betway. 

Score Prediction

Brighton 0 – 2 Watford – 14/1 with Bet 365. 

Top Betting Tip: Brighton vs Watford

Brighton are very resilient at home but could be beginning to burn out over the festive period whilst Marco Silva will be demanding more from his Watford side. Watford to win the game to nil looks a great bet at 17/5 with Ladbrokes.