Brighton & Hove Albion vs Watford
|Date & Time||Saturday August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Brighton +120 / Draw +225 / Brighton +230 -- Over/Under: 2.5
Watford will begin their 2018/2019 English Premier League season at home as the Hornets host Brighton & Hove Albion at Vicarage Road. Both teams were impressive last season and will look to build on that this season. This should mean that we get a really good game since both teams are improving and very exciting to watch.
Watford had a very impressive campaign last season as the team won many games early in the season. The Hornets were impressive against most opposition. The departure of manager, Marco Silva, was not the best thing for the club but it is important to note that most of the players have remained at Watford so the squad has not changed much. The club will hope that the team can get a spot in the top half of the table at the end of the season since that result will show improvement and progress. Winning this game will be important since it is a home game against a non-elite opponent.
On the other side of the coin, Brighton & Hove Albion will want to get a result from this match. This team will be happy to avoid relegation this season and getting points where possible is very important. This team has failed to improve their squad during the transfer window and that is cause for concern. The existing squad did well last season but it is hard to see a repeat performance which could spell trouble. That being said, the team will look to win a few games early in the season and that could significantly ease pressure on the club.
With all that taken into consideration, I am going to predict that Watford wins this match. They are the better side and at home so this prediction makes sense. We are getting a good price to wager on Watford winning so that is the bet which I am going to suggest.