Southampton vs Watford
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 10th November 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
The Saints will host Watford at their St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon for this Matchday 12 clash. Notably, they will be looking forward to making amends for a heavy 6-1 loss to Manchester City last weekend.
Southampton are eager to pick up all three points on Saturday afternoon after failing to win previous 7 league fixtures. However, we have not seen them come out strongly to win in the last 6 home matches. Winning in this home matchup will not be easy since they are up against bitter rivals who also want to come back to winning ways.
The Hornets aim to bounce back from a humiliating 1-0 loss to Newcastle United. With no doubt, they would be happy to scoop at least one point from the St. Mary’s Stadium clash. Even so, they are in the 8th place of the league standings, just a point behind the Red Devils.
Notably, they will strive to scoop something from this matchup and climb up the league standings. They will want to exploit every chance they get in this game in a bid to bounce back to their winning ways.
Southampton vs Watford Head-to-Head
- The last h2h meeting was an FA cup fixture where the Saints clinched a 1-0 win at home.
- In the last 5 h2h meetings, the Saints have won twice while Watford have won once. Two draws have been recorded in the last 5 h2h encounters.
- All 4 h2h meetings played at Southampton have ended with under 2.5 goals.
Southampton vs Watford: Prediction
Watford are not good travelers having only won only one of their last 5 outings in all competitions. On the other hand, the home team has continually been struggling to streamline their overall performance this season.
Therefore, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils on Matchday 12. When the two teams met in the FA Cup earlier in 2018 Southampton recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Watford. Likewise, we foresee and believe that the fans will see yet another low-scoring affair this time out.
Southampton vs Watford: Betting Tip
Under 2.5 goals @ 7/10 (1.70).