With the curse of the relegation imminent for Watford, they will be looking to salvage their state as they head to the American Express Community Stadium. The match is scheduled for 8th February with kickoff at 20:30 GMT.
Watford is currently under their worst form ever since their return to the top-level league. The side experienced a resurgence that saw the side rise from the relegation side, but the last matches have seen the side return to the zone.
The late strike from Theo Walcott sealed the fate for the Hornets as they lost 3-2 in a thrilling feature. Coach Quique Flores was quick to point the mentality of the side in the past matches. The side has lost their past two encounters.
Brighton, on the other hand, 15th on the league with 26 points. Coach Graham Potter has been on a dip with the side despite what seemed an imminent return to top-level clubs in the league. The side has failed to register a single win in their past five matches. The stress shares with the teammates with a loss to the Hornets will see them come near the relegation.
Brighton vs. Watford Head to Head
Both sides have met 15 times in league with the Hornets picking up six wins while Brighton is ending up four wins. Here is a look at their past encounters in the league:
Watford 0-3 Brighton
Brighton 0-0 Watford
Watford 2-0 Brighton
Brighton 1-0 Watford
Watford 0-0 Brighton
Brighton 0-2 Watford
Watford 1-1 Brighton
Watford 2-0 Brighton
Brighton Team News
Skipper Glenn Murray recently signed a one-year contract extension with the side, which ends in June 2021. The talisman has been at the heart of Brighton’s attacking threat despite an injury spell. On the sidelines for the clash will be Jose Izquierdo, who suffered a knee injury. Center-back Dan Burn will also miss out on the clash after suffering a collarbone fracture.
Watford Team News
The return of talisman Troy Deeney speculates to mark the resurgence of the squad. However, trouble continues with the return of several players from injury. Danny Welbeck made a return to full training but is yet to find game time.
New signing Ismail Sarr is yet to find game time with Coach Flores, preferring Pererya on the starting lineup. Despite speculation of a January move for Deoulefou, the talisman is committed to the club till the summer.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides are currently struggling with their form; hence we expect a low scoring game. Watford has the upper hand with a lack of injury woes in the side.
Goals Under 2.5
Most Goals Second Half