Watford and Brighton face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at Vircarage Road. When these two teams faced off in August of 2021 it was Brighton that came away with the 2-0 victory.
Watford have had some major struggles this season and they currently sit in 19th place in the standings having picked up 15 points. Watford has really struggled coming into this game having only picked up one point during the last three games. During that stretch of games, Watford has failed to score a goal. In the last game against West Ham, Watford only had six shots total and only one shot on goal. The last time Watford scored more than one goal it was all the way back in November. Watford has scored 23 goals total while their defense has given up 41 goals total. Emmanual Dennis has been the top player scoring eight goals and adding five assists. Joshua King has also scored five goals and added three assists.
On the other side of this matchup is Brighton who sits in 9th place in the standings having picked up 30 points. Each of the last three games in the Premier League have ended in a one draw. In the last game against Leicester City, Danny Welbeck scored a goal in the 82nd minute to tie the game. Brighton had 57 percent of the possession. Brighton has scored 23 goals total while their defense has given up 23 goals total. Neal Maupay has been the top player for Brighton scoring seven goals and adding two assists.
Watford’s offense has been an issue, and Brighton has had issues scoring more than one goal. I don’t see either team finishing with more than a goal, and that is going to lead to this game staying under the total. Back the under to cash.