Watford vs Southampton: Preview and Predictions

Watford vs Southampton Match Preview 4th March 2017

Watford vs Southampton
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 4th March 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford).

Watford are making some steady progress in the Premier League after remaining unbeaten in 5 of their last 6 matches. The lone defeat came against Manchester United, but they have an excellent result to show in the 2-1 away win against Arsenal.

The Hornets were held to a 1-1 draw at home by West Ham last time out, but extended their unbeaten run at home to three matches. The home form looks good as they picked 4 wins and 3 draws from the last 10 games here. Since the beginning of the season, Watford have managed to score in every home game, expect two.

Southampton’s recent run in the Premier League is disappointing as they lost in 6 of their last 8 games. Their last league game was a 4-0 away win against the relegation threatened Sunderland.

It seems like they have gained some confidence which was evident in the 3-2 League Cup final loss against Manchester United. Certainly, the Saints were the better side on the day, only undone by an Ibra magic.

Watford vs Southampton: Head-to-head

  • The Saints are unbeaten in the last 6 matches against Watford with 3 wins and 3 draws.
  • Watford’s last win over Southampton has to be dated back to 2008 Championship season, which came away at the St. Mary’s.
  • The Hornets drew twice and lost in one of their last three home games against the Saints.
  • The corresponding meeting of the last season at the Vicarage Road was a goal-less draw.
  • The reverse leg of the current season at the St. Mary’s Stadium saw a 1-1 draw.

Watford vs Southampton: Prediction

This is a close match to call, but Watford have a slight edge over their opponents on current form. However, it is hard to write-off Southampton as they are looked like a team in confidence in the 4-0 win over Sunderland and 3-2 loss against Manchester United.

One of the biggest positives for the Saints is the goal-scoring form of Manolo Gabbiadini, who took his tally to 5 goals in 3 appearances with the double against United.

Watford, despite a good home record to boast about, have conceded goals in 10 of their 12 games this season. Therefore, both teams to score is our main pick of the match and will go with the correct score prediction of 1-1 at full-time.

Watford vs Southampton: Betting Tips

Both Teams to Score at 12/11 (2.05)
Correct FT Score- 1-1 at 6/1 (7.00).

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