Opta Stats: Watford v Brighton

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Two teams predicted to struggle this season meet when Watford take on Brighton. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Brighton have won just one of their last six opening games to a league season (W1 D1 L4), failing to score in four of those games."

Under 2.5 goals is [1.64].

This will be just the fifth top-flight meeting between Watford and Brighton, with Brighton unbeaten in the last three (W1 D2). The draw is [3.25].

Last season, the two Premier League meetings between Watford and Brighton produced just one goal in total, courtesy of a winner from Pascal Groß at the Amex in December. Under 1.5 goals is [2.92].

Watford haven't lost a home league match against Brighton since September 2012 (0-1), winning one and drawing two since. They are [1.7] in the Draw No Bet market.

Brighton kept a clean sheet in both of their meetings with Watford last season. The only side they've kept three consecutive shutouts against in the top-flight are Wolves (five in a row between 1980 and 1982). Brighton are [3.4] to keep a clean sheet.

Watford are unbeaten in their last 11 opening games to a league season (W5 D6), with their last defeat coming against Everton in August 2006. The Hornets are [2.46] to win.

Brighton have won just one of their last six opening games to a league season (W1 D1 L4), failing to score in four of those games. Under 2.5 goals is [1.64].

Watford have lost just one of their seven home league games under Javi Gracia (W4 D2) vs Burnley in April 2018 (1-2). They are [1.4] in the Double Chance market.

Brighton are winless in their last 13 Premier League away games (W0 D4 L9), the longest current such run in the division. A draw half-time/Watford full-time double result is [5.3].

Each of Watford forward Troy Deeney's last nine league goals have been scored in home games. Deeney is [3.6] to score.

With seven goals and eight assists, Pascal Gross was directly involved in 44% of Brighton's Premier League goals last season (15/34). Gross is [3.3] to find the net.

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