Watford’s trip to Brighton sees two of last season’s Championship paragons meet in the televised digestif to the weekend’s footballing action and both sides have struggled to find the consistency that powered them to the 2012/13 play-offs so far this term.
Nonetheless, amidst the welter of portents and omens that surround an inconsistent clash in an inconsistent division in an inconsistent world, news.bwin.com/en/ have unearthed three nuggets of punting logic for your edification.
Brighton are 6/4 for victory, with the Hornets 17/10 for all three points and a south coast stalemate available at odds of 11/5.
Both teams have scored in six of the Seagulls’ seven AMEX Stadium outings this season.
Despite the hosts’ status as the division’s joint-third lowest scorers, the 13/20 about both teams bagging looks well worth investigation in this clash.
Watford have both notched and conceded in ten of the 15 matches of their own season so far and the inability of Gianfranco Zola’s men to perform consistently offers encouragement that we’ll see both their best and their worst on Sky Sports 1.
Eight of Brighton’s last ten games have seen less than 2.5 goals posted.
Oddly enough despite Oscar Garcia’s side welcoming the Championship’s joint-second highest scorers to the seaside the 87/100 about under 2.5 strikes hitting the net looks the way to play.
Three of the Hornets’ five Championship away trips have seen two goals or less posted, while Brighton have managed to rustle the onion bag more than once in a mere two of their previous ten fixtures.
Watford have struck before the 23rd minute in five of the last six games in which they hit the back of the net.
The 21/20 about the visitors being the ones to break the deadlock or indeed the 33/20 about them doing so in the first-half both rate solid wagers based on the respective adversaries’ recent form.
In contrast to Watford’s knack for springing from the traps Brighton have scored just twice before the 53rd minute in their last ten games.