Watford vs Brighton – Saturday 26th August 2017 – 15:00 

Watford are 10/11 with Andre Gray at 4/1 to score first.

Watford face Brighton at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon, in another weekend of Premier League football.

The Hornets come into this match in mixed form, after losing 3-2 to Bristol City in the Carabao Cup.

Etienne Capoue opened the scoring for Watford (47), after a quiet and goalless first half at Vicarage Road.

18-year old Freddie Hinds drew Bristol City level twelve minutes later (59), with a stylish strike to make it 1-1.

Bobby Reid made it 2-1 to the West Country visitors (67), taking the lead against the Premier League side.

There was more late drama when Jose Holebas was sent off late on (88), with the Hornets man sent off after a second yellow card.

Niclas Eliasson sealed the win for Bristol City late on (90+3), giving the Robins a 3-1 lead deep into stoppage time.

The madness didn't end there though, with Adrian Mariappa securing the second goal for ten man Watford just two minutes later (90+5).

Pressure On Silva 

The Hornets have had a mixed start to the season, with one of every result in their opening three matches.

They won their first Premier League game at the weekend, beating Bournemouth 2-0 at the Vitality Stadium.

Now that they have exited one cup competition, the onus will be on Silva to deliver in the Premier League.


Hornets Favourites

Watford come into this match as the favourites, with home advantage informing the bookies.

The Hornets will be looking to win this fixture, and in the process secure their first home win of the season.

Watford will be looking to maintain their unbeaten sequence against Brighton, it currently sits at five games unbeaten.

Big Challenge

The Seagulls come into this match in mixed form, despite beating Barnet 1-0 in the Carabao Cup.

Chris Hughton made eleven changes to his starting eleven, giving his squad a chance to rest and push for selection.

Teenager James Tilley scored the only goal of the match (53), just nine minutes after coming on as a substitute for Anthony Knockaert.

Brighton enjoyed the best of the possession (60%), the overall shots (8) and four shots on target (4).

Tough Start

That was the first win of the new season for Chris Hughton, who has suffered two tough lessons in the Premier League.

They have learned the hard way just how unforgiving the Premier League can be, especially after the Man City result.

The Seagulls have had two tough matches, against Man City and Leicester in the last two games.

Chris Hughton's side face a Watford team who are inconsistent, this represents an excellent chance to secure a crucial away victory.

Seagulls Underdogs

Brighton come into this match as underdogs, with Marco Silva's side favourites for this match.

Chris Hughton's men will be looking to win this fixture, with the Seagulls yet to open their account in the top division.

The Seagulls will be looking to register their first win in six matches against Watford.


Brighton are 3/1 with Glenn Murray at 7/2 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Murray to score first @ 7/2

Tip 2 – Brighton to win 2-1 @ 12/1

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