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Brighton v Watford betting tips: Seagulls seek home improvement

| 19.08.2021

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.

Match Odds

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.

They were 3-0 up just after the hour and were deserving winners despite a late rally from Villa.

Watford are 17/4 to follow that with another win this weekend while they can be backed to avoid defeat at 21/10.

Talking Tactics

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.

Goalscorer Odds

Neal Maupay’s equaliser sparked Brighton’s comeback at Turf Moor and the striker is the 7/2 favourite to open the scoring here.

Substitute Alexis Mac Allister proved to be the hero just two minutes after being sent on and is 7/2 to strike again or 9/2 to score in a Brighton win.

Sarr and Troy Deeney are priced up as Watford’s biggest goal threats and are both 8/1 to open the scoring while Dennis is 7/2 to add to his debut goal.

Match Info

Where: Amex Stadium

When: 17:30, Saturday 21st August

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Andrew McDermott