The Sky TV cameras head to the south coast and with the hosts nursing such an extensive casualty list, only fools would chance a home victory at 6/4 and all the smart money should be pouring on free-scoring Watford at 11/5 to head back to London with all three points.
The draw can be backed at 11/5.
Brighton are in the midst of an injury crisis with four of their first choice attackers ruled out until December.
Craig Mackail-Smith (Achilles), Leonardo Ulloa (foot), Will Hoskins and Kazenga LuaLua (both knee) are all keeping the physio team very busy at The Amex.
In their 12 league games this season the Seagulls have only rippled the opposition net 11 times and have had centre-backs Matthew Upson and Gordon Greer to thank for keeping their heads above the relegation zone.
It’s very unlikely that bringing in Leroy Lita on loan from Swansea will help solve their striking problems as he only managed five goals in 18 appearances in a spell at Sheffield Wednesday last term.
Watford have won all six of the Championship games that they have been leading in this season.
When Gianfranco Zola’s men get their noses in front, they are notoriously relentless in their pursuit of victory.
In order to bulk up the value on an outright win, it could prove profitable to chance Watford to be winning at half-time and full-time at 17/5.
Troy Deeney has scored in each of his last three appearances against Brighton for Watford.
Not all footballers who fall foul of the law and then return to the game enjoy such remarkable transformations, but Deeney, who was sentenced to ten months in jail in 2012 after pleading guilty to the charge of affray following a night out in Birmingham, has emerged from being bars a changed footballer.
He’s taken his game to the next level having fired 20 goals as Watford narrowly lost out in the play-offs last season and has already found the net on six occasions this campaign.
Back him to score first in a Watford win at 6/1.