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Watford vs Southampton Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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13th January
15:00
Vicarage Road Stadium

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Southampton

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Watford vs Southampton predictions for Saturday’s Premier League at Vicarage Road. Southampton hope to end their Premier League winless streak when they visit Watford on Saturday. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Watford vs Southampton predictions, free betting tips and match preview

Watford vs Southampton Predictions

Both Teams To Score at 3/4
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Draw at 12/5
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Draw 1-1 at 6/1
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Reason For Watford vs Southampton Betting Tips

Watford managed to get revenge on Bristol City last weekend, hammering them 3-0 in the FA Cup, to make amends for their League Cup exit at the hands of the Championship side. Now they will be looking to carry that form into the Premier League as they try to find their feet again after a difficult festive period.

The Hornets have only won one of their last nine matches in the league, and after their excellent start to the season, this has seen them slump to 10th in the table and just five points above the drop zone. If they don’t turn their form around in the league soon they could well find themselves in another relegation battle.

It’s clear where Watford’s problems lie. They have scored an impressive 31 goals so far this season, but have shipped 40 at the other end, a tally that is only beaten by Stoke. They have conceded in each of their last nine league matches, scoring themselves in seven of them but with their attackers rarely able to make up for the problems at the back.

Southampton aren’t exactly a free scoring side though, and they are in a spot of bother themselves in terms of league position. They sit 17th in the table and are only outside the drop zone on goal difference, and they come into this match having failed to win their last nine games in the league. The Saints did manage to get a win in the FA Cup last weekend, but their league form is a real worry and the departure of Virgil van Dijk leaves them short at the back as well as going forward.

In fairness, they have actually improved over the last couple of months going forward. They have only failed to score in two of their last ten in the league, but equally have struggled at the back and only have one clean sheet to their name in that period.

Given Watford’s struggles at the back this season, and the fact they have only kept two clean sheets at home all campaign, backing Both Teams to Score looks the best option for this game. Along with that we’re also expecting a stalemate between two teams who can’t seem to buy a win at the moment, so we’re backing a draw along with a 1-1 correct score predictions.

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Fan View

Ross – Watford

“This weekend sees Watford face another team in a similar position to them in Southampton. Both teams got a confidence boosting win over good championship opposition in the FA cup and will be looking to bring that in to there league form. Andre Gray looked good against Man City and I fancy him to grab a goal this weekend. Hence why I took a risk to bring him in to my fantasy team. Watford will be hoping to sign one or two players soon but non in time for this game so it is very important we fight for the victory to push us away from relegation zone.”

Score Prediction: 2-1 Watford

Archie – Southampton

“Southampton take on Watford away from home on Saturday in what is another must win game for the boys. Watford have had a dip in form so I feel it is a good time to play them, even if our own form has been shocking in the past few months. Our win at Fulham was unconvincing and the atmosphere in the away end began to feel a bit toxic. It is a tough time at the club and I feel that everyone needs to get behind the team, irrespective of our feelings about the manager. Personally I feel that the players need to up their game and start showing the fans their true potential. I feel that Watford will be favourites for this match and if you offered me a point on Saturday I would take it.”

Score Prediction: 2-2 Draw

Head To Head

Southampton have won three, drawn two, and lost one of their last six meetings with Watford.

Watford vs Southampton Stats

  • Watford’s only home Premier League victory against Southampton came in their very first such meeting against them – winning 3-2 back in December 1999 (D1 L1 since).
  • Saints haven’t lost both league meetings against Watford in a season since the 2007-08 Championship campaign.
  • There have been 34 goals scored in the last eight meetings between these sides at Vicarage Road in all competitions (19 for Watford, 15 for Southampton), at an average of over four per game.
  • The Hornets have dropped 16 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season – more than any other side.
  • Saints are winless in nine Premier League games (D4 L5); only West Bromwich Albion are on a longer current run in the division (20).
  • Marco Silva’s side have won just 48% of their Premier League points in home games this season (12/25) – the lowest ration in the division.
  • Watford have scored in 73% of their home games in the Premier League this season, conceding in 82% of them.
Watford
Southampton
83%
BTTS
67%
83%
Over 2.5 Goals
50%
1.4
Goals For
1
1.8
Goals Against
1.5
1.7
Cards For
1.2
4.5
Corners For
6.4
6
Abdoulaye Doucouré
Top Goalscorer
Charlie Austin
6

Watford Team News

Watford remain without Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes, Miguel Britos, Younes Kaboul, Isaac Success, Nathaniel Chalobah, Craig Cathcart, and Tommie Hoban for this clash.

Southampton Team News

Wesley Hoedt is a major doubt for The Saints, whilst Charlie Austin, Cedric, and Jeremy Pied are definitely out.

Watford vs Southampton Predictions

Both Teams To Score at 3/4
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Draw at 12/5
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Correct Score Prediction

Draw 1-1 at 6/1
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