Opta Stats: Brighton v Watford

Can Chris Hughton inspire Brighton when they host Watford?
Can Chris Hughton inspire Brighton when they host Watford?

Both Brighton and Watford are in poor form and in need of a win. Opta presents the vital statistics.

"This will be the first meeting between these sides at Brighton in the top-flight since New Year’s Day 1983, a 1-1 draw at the Goldstone Ground."

The draw is 3.259/4.

Brighton have won one of their last 11 league matches against Watford (D5 L5), a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road in September 2012 in the Championship. Watford are 3.052/1 to win.

This will be the first meeting between these sides at Brighton in the top-flight since New Year's Day 1983, a 1-1 draw at the Goldstone Ground. The draw is 3.259/4.

Brighton & Hove Albion have scored just one goal in their last six Premier League games (D2 L4), with that goal coming in a 1-5 home defeat against Liverpool. Under 1.5 goals is 3.211/5.

Watford have won 59% of their Premier League points away from home this season (13/22), the highest ratio in the division. The Hornets are 2.111/10 in the draw no bet market.

Watford have scored 19 goals in their last 10 away Premier League games, in a run stretching back to last season. They'd only scored 18 in their previous 28 on the road in the top-flight. Over 2.5 goals is 2.265/4.

Marco Silva's side have had a player sent off in each of their last three Premier League games - no side has ever received a red card in four consecutive games in the competition. The odds of a player being sent off are 5.24/1.

Chris Hughton's side have lost just one of their last eight home Premier League games (W2 D5), though five of the last six have ended level (L1). Brighton are 1.875/6 in the draw no bet market.

Watford will be without the suspended Abdoulaye Doucouré for this game. So far this season, he's played in every single minute of their Premier League action (1620), is their top goalscorer (6), has made a team-high 17% of their successful passes, has made more interceptions than any other Hornet (28) and has covered the most ground for the club (215.1km). Brighton are 1.4740/85 double chance.

After being involved in seven goals in his first 10 Premier League games (2 goals, 5 assists), Pascal Groß has scored just one and assisted none in his subsequent eight. Under 2.5 goals is 1.75/7.

Andre Gray has scored in four of his five previous league games against Brighton (four goals). Gray is 3.613/5 to score.

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