Brighton Vs Watford Free Tips [Sat 8th Feb]
The final third of the 2019/20 Premier League season is about to begin and this Saturday’s teatime match between Brighton and Watford is a real relegation six-pointer even with 13 games to go. Brighton may be in 15th position going into the match but that’s only two points above the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Watford are in 19th position but can draw level on points with Brighton with a win at the Amex Stadium.
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Brighton vs Watford Analysis
17:30 Kick Off on 8th Feb
Brighton vs Watford Match Details
Brighton vs Watford kicks-off at 17.30 at the Amex Stadium on Saturday 8 February. The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1.
Brighton may have decided that Graham Potter’s style of management deserved an extended contract earlier in the season, but the Seagulls still need to win plenty of points if they’re to be playing Premier League football come August.
A spirited 3-3 draw at West Ham last weekend earned them a valuable point, but it’s Brighton’s home form that will probably determine their Premier League status for next season. Since losing 0-1 to Sheffield United in December, Brighton have recorded a win over Bournemouth and drawn with Chelsea and Aston Villa.
Watford’s third manager of the season, Nigel Pearson, looked to have made the Hornets buzz again after a sparkling run of form. But after consecutive defeats against Aston Villa and Watford, the big question is can Watford find that level of form again?
Watford’s problem in their last two games is they’ve failed to hang on to the lead, having gone 1-0 up at Villa and 2-0 up at home against Everton.
Before those games, Pearson had led Watford to a 3-0 win at Bournemouth and a 1-1 draw at Sheffield United, suggesting they’re capable of pushing Brighton all the way.
Brighton vs Watford Head-To-Heads
Brighton and Watford have played each other a total of five times in the Premier League, with Brighton winning twice, Watford once, and two draws.
Those five games have all come in the last three seasons and, despite them involving several different managers, at least one team has failed to score in all five matches. In 2017/18, the match at the Amex Stadium finished 1-0 to Brighton, whilst the reverse fixture was 0-0. Those results were the opposite the following season as the match at the Amex ended 0-0, whilst Watford won 2-0 at home.
Brighton have already taken three points at Watford this season with a 3-0 win, but Watford have improved since.