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Brighton vs Watford Betting Preview | 8 Feb 2020

Brighton vs Watford Betting Preview | 8 Feb 2020

Pulling off what was a dramatic late comeback in East London last weekend, Brighton will welcome Watford to the Amex on Saturday evening in what is billed as a real relegation six-pointer.

Coming from behind twice against fellow strugglers West Ham and snatching a 3-3 draw at the London Stadium, the Seagulls simply have their sights set on extending their buffer over the drop zone.

On the flip side, while Brighton might be on a run of form that has seen them fail to win any of their last six matches across all competitions, Watford find themselves enduring their own sluggish patch.

Throwing away a 2-0 lead and watching Everton grab the most dramatic of late victories last weekend, the Hornets have lost their last three matchups on the bounce and once again find themselves sat in the bottom-three.

With Brighton picking up what was a stunning 3-0 victory when they made the trip to Vicarage Road back in August, you might be interested to know that a Seagulls victory can be found priced at 11/10 with Paddy Power to come away with maximum points on Saturday.

Betting Tip: Both teams to score – 4/5 @ Bet365

*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

“We deserved more than a point”

Showing some much-needed resolve in East London last weekend, Brighton managed to snatch what could be two crucial late goals to snatch a thrilling 3-3 draw against West Ham.

Despite trailing by two goals with just 15 minutes remaining, Head Coach Graham Potter announced that his side deserved to leave the capital with maximum points and the Seagulls simply have their sights set on extending their Premier League status.

However, while the former Swansea boss may have seen his side ship a trio of strikes in back-to-back Premier League appearances, fans on the South Coast will be glad to see Glenn Murray make a return to scoring ways.

Eventually bagging the equalizer against West Ham last week on his return to Potter’s starting XI, the veteran striker has scored 26.3% of Brighton’s Premier League goals, only Neil Redfearn for Barnsley with 27% has scored a higher percentage of a single team’s goals in the competition.

You might be interested to know that betting offers like Murray can be found priced at 7/5 with Ladbrokes to extend on that tally this weekend.

Betting Tip: Both teams to score – 4/5 @ Bet365

*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Watford collapse again

While Brighton may have managed to come from two goals down to snatch a point last weekend, new Watford boss Nigel Pearson watched his side throw away another lead in dramatic fashion.

Watching a 10-man Everton come from behind to grab an injury-time winner at Vicarage Road a week ago, the Hornets have now lost their last three matchups across all competitions and once again find themselves sat in the drop zone.

Also throwing away another lead against relegation rivals Aston Villa last month, the one-time Leicester boss also saw his side come crashing out of the FA Cup at the hands of League One Tranmere.

If Watford are to make a return to winning ways this weekend, then Pearson could be looking for winger Roberto Pereyra to lead their charge on the South Coast.

Bagging what turned out to be a consolation strike against the Toffees last time out, the 29-year-old has now recorded three goals in his last five matches across all formats and can be found priced at 7/2 with 888sport to extend on that tally this weekend.

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