Brighton V Watford Match Preview.
Watford travel to the Amex Stadium tommorow evening to play Brighton in the Sky Bet Championship in a game which will be televised by Sky Sports. With Nottingham Forest loosing and both Reading and Blackpool drawing on Saturday, a win for Watford would take the Hornets up to 4th in the table only 3 points behind QPR and 5 points behind next Saturdays opponents Leicester City. Brighton currently lie in 14th place in the table whilst Watford lie in 7th but can move up to 4th with a win. Last seasons play off semi finalists Brighton are now managed by Oscar Garcia after Gus Poyet ended his 4 year spell as manager in the summer after he was suspended and then sacked whilst being live on TV as a pundit for the BBC. A familiar face among the Brighton squad will be Will Buckley. Buckley signed for the Hornets in January 2010 and made 43 appearances for the Golden Boys scoring 5 times before joining Brighton over the summer of 2011 for £1 Million pounds. Another familiar face among the Brighton squad is goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak who had a loan spell with the Hornets towards the latter end of the 2011/12 season. With Brighton wanting to move up the table and Watford wanting to bounce back from the 3-2 defeat to Derby, it looks set to be a exciting contest at the Amex Stadium on Monday night.
For Brighton, Oscar Garcia has an ever increasing Injury list. Top scorer Leanardo Ulloa, Liam Briductt, Andrea Orlandi, Craig Mackail - Smith, Will Hoskins, Kazenga Lua Lua are all out and Bruno and Andrew Crofts are both Doubts.
For Watford, Troy Deeney and Ikechi Anya should return after recovering from injury. Marco Faraoni also returns after serving a one match ban. Lloyd Doyley should start after being rested against Derby. Gianfranco Zola will decide on Sunday whether Almen Abdi is fit enough to be included in the squad. Long term absentees Nyron Nosworthy and Tommie Hoban are still out.
Predicted Team Lineups
Brighton - Kuszczak (GK), Calderon, Greer (C), Upson, Ward, Ince, Andrews, Lopez, Buckley, Lita, Conway.
Watford - Almunia (GK)(C), Doyley, Angella, Ekstrand, Anya, McEachran, McGugan, Murray, Pudil, Deeney, Forestieri.
Referee - Keith Hill