Only four games are scheduled from the English Premier League this weekend, evenly split between Saturday and Sunday. All four will be shown live on TV thanks to BT Sport and Sky Sports. A reduced service, of course, and far from ideal, but it is a treat for armchair fans and those who enjoy betting on the live-action in-play.
The second match scheduled for Saturday involves Brighton and Watford carries a 17:30 GMT kick-off slot. There’s plenty for punters to bet on with bookmakers offering over 100 markets on the tie. Many remain live throughout the course of play thanks to in-play betting. A bet is as exciting in the final few minutes as it was before kick-off. Read on as our team of football writers attempt to crack the code and beat the bookies.
Brighton start this match sitting in 15th with their stats reading six wins and eight draws against 11 defeats. They have scored 30 goals and conceded 37. Interestingly, Brighton has scored more goals than Sheffield United up in sixth, so it’s obvious where their problems lie – defence. To have any chance of climbing the table and distancing themselves from the danger area, The Seagulls must tighten up at the back. They are on a winless run of three draws and two defeats. Another level finish is priced at 5/2 – top offer with Bet365 – the home cheer a 23/20 favourite when betting your money down at Unibet.
Opponents Watford were terribly unlucky when dropping to defeat at home to Everton recently. They raced into a two-goal lead but conceded a couple in first-half stoppage time to go in all-square. The Toffees then netted a dramatic winner on 90 minutes to cap a stunning turnaround. The away win is 27/10 at Unibet.