Brighton has had a reality check after their two opening games of the season. If they did not know before, they know now how difficult this season will be for them. They have had two defeats and scored no goals, they need to find some improvement and fast.
Watford will be over the moon with their start to the season, they drew 3-3 with Liverpool and followed that up with an impressive 2-0 win at Bournemouth, they will feel confident they can maintain their unbeaten start against Brighton this afternoon.
Watford stats over last 20 home games
Home wins 6
Home Losses 10
9 of the last 20 Watford home games have been over 2.5
7 of the last 20 Watford home games both teams have scored.
Watford have scored first in 10 of their last 20 home games
Watford have conceded first in 9 of their last 20 home games
Watford have scored in 11 of their last 20 home games
Brighton stats over last 20 away games
Away wins 7
Away Losses 11
6 of the last 20 Brighton away games have been over 2.5
6 of the last 20 Brighton away games both teams have scored.
Brighton have scored first in 9 of their last 20 away games
Brighton have conceded first in 10 of their last 20 away games
Brighton have scored in 12 of their last 20 away games
Watford has got the bit between their teeth and is deserved favourites to beat Brighton today.
Brighton will be determined to get at least a goal today if not some points and while Watford should win, it will not be easy.
Therefore the best value bet in this game is