Is Brighton v Watford on TV, what's the team news, what are the odds?

Brighton & Hove Albion will look to bounce back from their disappointing 4-2 defeat at Fulham when they entertain Watford at the Amex on Saturday.

Wednesday, 30th January 2019, 7:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 9:59 pm
Roberto Pereyra on the ball under pressure from Bernardo in Watford's game with Brighton earlier this season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Roberto Pereyra on the ball under pressure from Bernardo in Watford's game with Brighton earlier this season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

The Seagulls led 2-0 at half-time at Craven Cottage but Fulham hit back to win 4-2 as Brighton suffered a third successive Premier League defeat.

Watford are ninth in the Premier League, seven points ahead of Brighton, after their six-game unbeaten run came to an end with a late 2-1 defeat at Tottenham on Wednesday.

What time does Brighton v Watford kick off?

Kick-off at the Amex is 3pm. The sides last met on the opening day of the season when Watford were victorious 2-0 at Vicarage Road.

Is the game on TV?

No but Albion's following two games will both be televised. The FA Cup replay with West Brom will be shown on BBC One on February 6 and the Seagulls' Premier League match with Burnley will be on Sky Sports on February 9.

Highlights of Saturday's match will be on Match of the Day on BBC One from 10.30pm that evening.

What’s the team news?

Brighton will hope left-back Bernardo is fit to return from a hamstring injury. Albion boss Chris Hughton said earlier this week that he should be back in training on Thursday.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh will be back available after returning from the Asian Cup, following Iran's semi-final defeat to Japan. Jahanbakhsh has not played for the Seagulls since early November after suffering a hamstring injury in the defeat at Everton and then linking up with Iran.

Jose Izquierdo (knee) is again likely to miss out for Albion.

Abdoulaye Doucoure, Kiko Femenia and Sebastian Prodl are all doubts for the match at the Amex after missing the Hornets' defeat at Spurs. Watford boss Javi Gracia had hoped Doucoure and Femenia would be fit to return for the game at Wembley.

Roberto Pereyra scored both goals in Watford's 2-0 victory over Brighton on the opening day of the season.

Who is the referee?

Simon Hooper will be the man in the middle at the Amex. He has shown 11 yellow cards in five Premier League matches this season.

The assistant referees will be Daniel Cook and Darren Eaton, with Roger East the fourth official.

What are the odds?

Brighton are 8/5 to claim all three points on PaddyPower, while a Watford win is 7/4 and the draw is 21/10.

A repeat of Watford's 2-0 win from the opening day of the season is 12/1. Brighton to win 1-0, like they did at the Amex last season, is 13/2.

Albion striker Glenn Murray is 4/1 to score first and 11/8 to net anytime, with Florin Andone 5/1 and 7/4 respectively.

Watford's Isaac Success, Andre Gray and Troy Deeney are all 8/1 to net the opening goal and 11/4 to score anytime.

Brighton defender Shane Duffy is 20/1 to score first and 17/2 to net at anytime, with central defensive partner Lewis Dunk 25/1 and 10/1 respectively.