Brighton & Hove Albion have started their debut season in the Premier League in disastrous fashion, having lost both their matches in the first two encounters by the same margin, which is 2-0, against Manchester City and Leicester City. However, they will be looking to bounce back in their next match against Watford, who are currently playing well so far in the season and have reached the fourth spot in the Premier League table.
The Seagulls have brought in a number of new players this season and are looking to bring in some more till the transfer window closes in the next few days. However, it has not worked for them so far, as the team has struggled and have not been able to cope with the changed ways of top-flight football.
The Premier League debutants have also not been able to put anything past their opponents in the last two matches and their attack, midfield and defence will have to maximise their efforts to make it a win from the forthcoming match against the Hornets.
The Seagulls’ defence might be resting upon the likes of Uwe Hunemeier and Connor Goldson, who have not been able to show their true colours so far this season. Gaetan Bong and Liam Rosenier, who are playing in the left and right flanks respectively, will also be responsible to keep the opponent strikers at bay throughout the match and help in initiating attacks.
Playing in a 4-4-2 formation, the onus to keep the ball rolling in the midfield will be on Anthony Knockaert, Rohan Ince, Dale Stephens and Jiri Skalak. The Seagulls have performed far from good this season and they will be hoping that their midfield plays a good enough role in their next match to get them out of trouble and get the ball to the right player at the right place so as to provide the strikers with goal scoring opportunities. Jose Izquierdo and Soufyan Ahannach might be making their first appearances in the match.
The Seagulls have not been able to put anything past their opponents in the first two matches and they will be looking to score their debut Premier League goal against the Hornets and make it count by winning the match. The two strikers, Tomer Hemed and Sam Baldock will have to be up on their feet and score for their team. New signing Raphael Dwamena might also feature for the Seagulls in the tie.