Watford vs Southampton Prediction & Match Preview

Watford vs Southampton
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 28 June 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road.

The Hornets are currently hanging by a thread over the relegation line, and if they do not improve their performances hereon, the team just might be booted out of the competition by the time the campaign comes to an end.

However, it deserves to be mentioned that they have a game in hand, and considering the state of teams below them in the table, the Hornets are still not in imminent danger.

In the meantime, the Saints have a comfortable buffer of points over the relegation cut-off, and just maybe, if they are able to pull of a magnificent run in these remaining match-ups, they could aim for a European ticket.

As such, expect Southampton, who have a better h2h record to deliver the better performance. Still, Watford are desperate, and they do not have much to lose. Goals from both teams could be expected this Sunday.

Watford vs Southampton: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The reverse fixture had ended in a 2-1 win for the Saints.
  • Six of the former eight clashes had goals from both teams.
  • Six of the previous seven wins had gone to the Saints.
  • It’s been 13 years since the home team have won at this stadium.
  • Eight of the preceding eleven encounters at this ground saw the guests scoring two or more goals.

Watford vs Southampton: Prediction

The Hornets recorded a 1-1 draw at home the last match-day, against Leicester. Despite the dropped two points, the fact that the home team struck the equalizer in the 90+3rd minute has really raised their confidence.

In the meantime, the Saints registered a 0-3 win on the road the past game week, against Norwich. All three goals had come in the second half. The Saints amply utilized their match-up against the worst team in the competition.

By the looks of things, the Saints have the upper hand. They are placed higher in the table, and they had even won five of their past nine road games. On the other hand, their counterparts have a single win from their prior nine overall fixtures.

Going on, the Saints had recorded six of the last seven h2h wins, and they had also won the reverse fixture. Most importantly, they are on an unbeaten run at this venue since 2007. As such, expect Southampton to avoid a loss at the least.

Going on though, the Hornets are desperate to avoid relegation, and as far as they are concerned, they do not have anything to lose. A draw does not interest them at all. Count on them to play fearlessly. Moreover, six of the prior eight h2h games had goals from both teams as well.

Likely, expect either squad to find the back of the net.

Watford vs Southampton: Betting Tips

  • Double Chance: Southampton or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).

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