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Southampton vs Watford: Today's Top Two Tips
Southampton have lost their last two Premier League games but will fancy their chances of returning to winning ways when they play host to a struggling Watford side on Sunday. The Hornets have lost their last two matches and sit in the relegation zone as things stand but on their day they can score goals and cause Southampton plenty of problems.
Southampton to Win
The Saints have won four of their last six encounters with Watford, including the pair's last three meetings, winning 1-0 when the pair met in Hertfordshire back in October. We're backing Southampton to return to winnings ways this weekend as they have picked up three victories in their last five fixtures, while Watford have lost four of their last six outings in the Premier League.
Over 2.5 Goals
At least three goals have been scored in two of the last three league meetings between these two clubs and we're expecting more of the same from the pair on Sunday. Three or more goals have been scored in each of Southampton's last three matches in all competitions, while three of Watford's last four fixtures have witnessed over 2.5 goals scored.
Everything you need to know about Southampton vs Watford
Will Southampton add to Watford's woes?
Southampton took the lead at home against Newcastle on Thursday night via Stuart Armstrong's 25th-minute effort but the two teams went in level at the break thanks to a Chris Wood equaliser just after the half-hour mark. In the second half, Newcastle scored again early on and Southampton couldn't carve out an equaliser so lost the game 2-1. The Saints have now lost their last two games but will be expecting an easier 90-minutes against a Watford side that really struggles defensively.
Southampton Predicted Lineup: Forster, Bednarek, Walker-Peters, Livramento, Salisu, Romeu, Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Adams & Broja
Watford made the trip to Wolves in midweek where a terrible first-half performance cost the Hornets all 3pts. The home side scored three times inside the opening 21-minutes and lead 3-0 at the interval. Wolves added a fourth goal 5-minutes from time to really rub salt into the wounds for Watford. Hodgson's men really need to make themselves stronger at the back and will surely have been working on their defending ahead of the trip to St Mary's.
Watford Predicted Lineup: Foster, Cathcart, Femenía, Kamara, Samir, Sissoko, Cleverley, Louza, King, Hernández & Dennis
Southampton: Lyanco, Tella and McCarthy are the three main injury concerns for the hosts.
Watford: the visitors could be without the services of Nkoulou, Ngakia, Troost-Ekong, Pedro, Sarr and Femenia for the trip to the south coast.
Southampton vs Watford – Your Questions
- Who are the favourites to win? – Southampton are the overwhelming favourites to win this weekend.
- What was the score when these two teams last met? – Watford 0-1 Southampton, 30/10/21.
- What time is kick-off? – 14:00 GMT, 15:00 CET.