The Betpal Football Bet of the Day heads for the Championship on Saturday, for the Brighton v Watford clash. Both have play off ambitions, and possibly still harbour hopes of automatic promotion. Can either claim a win here?

Match: Brighton v Watford
Bet of the Day: Lay Brighton
Best Odds: 2.12 with Betfair
Watford Football Bet of the DayKick Off: 17:20 29/12/2012 (GMT)

At this stage of the season, certain value bets tend to reoccur as opinions of teams are firmly established. For example, this column has previously advised laying Brighton at home, that time it was versus Millwall, and all the same reasoning applies for this game against Watford. In a nutshell, Brighton do not win often enough at home to justify their price. They have won four of their twelve home fixtures – and more worrying for them, is the fact that those four wins came against the bottom four sides in the table. In eight attempts, they have not beaten any sides placed 20th or higher. Watford currently sit 6th. The Hornets have lost just one of the last ten League games. Brighton themselves have only lost one of eleven – but crucially have only won three. Keeping the draw onside therefore makes sense.

Football Bet of the Day

Lay Brighton at 2.12 with Betfair.