On the 3rd matchday of the Premier League, the current 4th and 19th placed teams in the league table will face off.
In case Brighton wins or draws, this would be their first points gained this season, since the visitors have only lost so far in their 2 matches played, while the hosts are still unbeaten so far.
From Marco Silva’s Watford side, Janmaat, Kaboul, Pereyra and Zárate are unavailable, while from the Chris Hughton’s Brighton side, Baldock, Brown and Kayal are confirmed absences while Murray and Sidwell are still doubtful for this match.
The home team arrives at this encounter with a good record in this start of the season, being able to debut against one of the typical title contenders and drawing 3-3 at home, followed by a win away at Bournemouth, which was one of last season’s sensation teams.
That has led them to an amazing 4th place so far. Mid-week the team was beaten by a lower tier team on a League Cup match, despite the Portuguese manager having started several of their first-team players, so that might have some negative effect on this 3rd match of the Premier League.
On the other hand, the visitors have 2 losses in 2 matches so far, and a start of the season that isn’t looking, at the moment, very favourable at the moment, with these 2 losses, despite them being against 2 former English champions, where the team hasn’t left a good impression.
Adding that to the fact that this team will be in the relegation fight, turns this match into an important one where getting points would be great, since they are facing Watford who might be a direct opponent in the relegation fight.
Watford vs Brighton Betting Tip:
From what I remember of Chris Hughton (and nothing against him personally, obviously), I don’t have a very good impression of the current Brighton manager who, despite having achieved some promotions to the Premier League.
He seems to never be able to deliver in the top tier of English football and to always put his teams playing a boring style, opting for a defensive and safe approach instead of looking to be more aggressive, like Marco Silva for example.
Considering that, the good home record of Marco Silva and his teams, Watford’s good start of the season and Brighton’s poor start, I believe in a home win here (I’d say at least 2-0 or 3-1).
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