Southampton vs Watford Prediction and Match Preview

Southampton vs Watford Premier League Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Southampton vs Watford
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 13 March 2022
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium.

Southampton are placed 10th in the table at the moment, and with ten match-days remaining in the competition, their objective would be to secure a top-ten finish. They could make a push for one of the European spots, but it seems a bit impractical now.

Going on, they have performed quite well at home this season, and this momentum will surely come to their aid this Sunday.

Meanwhile, Watford are placed 19th in a table of 20 – right in the clutches of the relegation zone. They are also a recently-promoted squad, and since the start of the season, they have been showing signs of making a quick return to the Championship.

Going on, they also have a poor h2h record against this rival over the years.

Judging all these observations, expect a win for Southampton this Sunday at the St. Mary’s Stadium.

Southampton vs Watford Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest encounter had ended in a 0-1 win for Southampton.
  • They are on a three-fixture winning streak.
  • It’s been five years since they have lost a match-up.
  • The latest clash at this venue had ended in a 2-1 win for the hosts.

Southampton vs Watford Prediction & Analysis

Southampton did lose 1-2 at home the last match-day, against Newcastle. However, they had won three of the past five overall fixtures, and they had remained unbeaten in 12 of their past 15 games.

Importantly, they had won four of their past five appearances at home, and they had also remained unbeaten in all but two league games at this venue in 2021-22.

On the other hand, Watford lose 4-0 on the road the past game week, against Wolves. They are also on a two-fixture losing streak, and they had remained winless in their last four fixtures. Do also note that they were winless in 16 of their former 17 match-ups.

Judging these observations, expect a win for Southampton this Sunday at the St. Mary’s Stadium.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Watford need a surplus of four points to climb over the relegation cut-off.
  • They have managed to record a total of just three wins on the road all through the campaign.
  • Meanwhile, Southampton have lost just twice at home all through the campaign.
  • They had scored two or more goals in four of the past five appearances at home.

Tips for Southampton vs Watford

  • Southampton to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.83 (5/6)
  • Correct Score: Southampton 2-1 @ 9.00 (8/1).