Brighton v Watford betting tips: Seagulls seek home improvement
Brighton v Watford preview and odds
Brighton will hope the return of fans helps them improve on last season’s poor home record as we pick out some Brighton v Watford betting tips.
The Seagulls only managed four wins at the Amex Stadium last season but will be full of confidence after coming from behind to earn a 2-1 win at Burnley on the opening weekend.
Watford also got off to a fine start on their return to the Premier League as they held on for a 3-2 victory at home to Aston Villa.
Brighton’s performances were often much better than their results last season which may be why they are odds-on at 7/10 for victory in Saturday’s late game.
It is worth remembering that Graham Potter’s men were the draw specialists on home soil where they shared the points in nine of their 19 matches.
That makes 12/5 for a draw worth considering for Brighton v Watford betting tips, especially with Watford looking so impressive last weekend.
🎥 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲…
Absolute scenes when this went in! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/vT7ruoxeTO
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) August 16, 2021
They were 3-0 up just after the hour and were deserving winners despite a late rally from Villa.
Ismaila Sarr starred for Watford on their return to the top tier, setting up debutant Emmanuel Dennis’ opener before scoring the second.
Sarr caused problems for Villa’s defence throughout the game and his runs down the right forced Villa boss Dean Smith to replace defender Matt Targett at half-time.
That could mean a tough afternoon for Seagulls left-back Pascal Gross and Sarr is 17/2 to produce another assist.
Brighton boss Potter must also decide whether to start any of the three substitutes who helped transform their game at Burnley.
This could be an entertaining match based on last week’s matches and both teams to score is one to consider in Brighton v Watford betting tips at 11/10.
Neal Maupay’s equaliser sparked Brighton’s comeback at Turf Moor and the striker is the 7/2 favourite to open the scoring here.
Where: Amex Stadium
When: 17:30, Saturday 21st August
How to watch: Sky Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication