Watford vs Brighton Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 12/02/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Watford vs Brighton: Our Top Predictions

Watford need to make the most of their home advantage this weekend when they play host to Brighton in the Premier League. The hosts sit second from bottom and haven't won any of their last six matches in all competitions but the Seagulls are going through a winless run of their own right now, so this should be a close and competitive game.


We're backing these two teams to cancel one another out on Saturday. Watford have drawn two of their last four outings in the Premier League and are in the midst of a winless run, while Brighton are the draw specialists this season with each of their last three league games ending in 1-1 draws.

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Under 2.5 Goals

There is a good chance that the number of goals in Saturday's clash will be limited as under 2.5 have been scored in six of the last seven meetings between the two clubs. Under 2.5 goals were also produced in four of Watford's last six matches as well as in three of Brighton's last four outings, so you can see why we're not expecting a goal-fest this weekend.

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Brighton looking for a return to winning ways against struggling Watford

In midweek, Watford made the trip to West Ham and put in a decent performance only to end up losing the game 1-0. Bowen scored the only goal of the game in the 68th-minute but there were some positives for the Hornets to take from the game. Watford simply have to start winning more games at home starting this weekend but Brighton have proven to be a tough nut for many to crack this season.

Watford Predicted lineup – Foster, Cathcart, Femenía, Kamara, Samir, Sissoko, Kucka, Cleverley, Kayembe, King & Dennis

Brighton haven't played since being knocked out of the FA Cup by Spurs last weekend and will be hoping to use the extra preparation period to their advantage. The Seagulls have drawn their last three league games and have been dubbed the ‘draw specialists this season but really they should have won more of those games and their current positioning of 9th will be disappointing to many of their fans.

Brighton Predicted lineup – Sánchez, Webster, Dunk, Cucurella, Lamptey, Lallana, Groß, March, Moder, Bissouma & Maupay

Team News

Watford: Nkoulou, Baah, Etebo, Sarr and Elliot are the main injury concerns for the hosts this weekend.

Brighton: Sarmiento, Mac Allister, Trossard and Mwepu are all doubts for the game due to injury and illness.

Watford vs Brighton: Q&A

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  • Who are the favourites to win? – Brighton are the bookmaker's favourites.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Brighton 2-0 Watford, 21/08/21.
  • What time is kick-off? – 19:45 GMT, 20:45 CET.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.