Premier League In Focus – Southampton vs Watford Preview

When? Saturday 9th September, 15:00 (UK)

Where? St. Mary’s Stadium

Are tickets still available?

Southampton - https://tickets.saintsfc.co.uk/PagesPublic/UserControlled/UserDefined.aspx?page=TicketsHome&soalready=p8cG1+GHxT6XQNdlINJMsCfDVJvymLY60QTewipSXJE=

Watford - https://www.watfordfc.com/matches/tickets

STATS & FACTS
Last five head-to-head meetings - Southampton W3, D2.

Southampton have scored 10 goals in their last five outings against Watford - an average of two goals each match.

Marco Silva has yet to be defeated as manager of Watford in the Premier League, and the same can be said for Mauricio Pellegrino who has yet to be beaten in the top flight as manager of Southampton.

Southampton have been held to two 0-0 draws in the Premier League in their first three matches of the season.

The only person to breach the Southampton defence so far this season is Javier Hernandez, who scored a brace for West Ham in the Hammers’ 3-2 defeat last month.

Watford have kept clean sheets in their last two matches and their last fixture before the international break saw them fail to score for the first time this campaign.

Southampton have not lost any of their last six head-to-heads with Watford, with four of those matches having resulted in clean sheets for the Saints.

These two clubs have met just four times in the Premier League; Southampton have won two of these matches while the other two have resulted in draws.

MOST MEMORABLE MEETING
A home win for Southampton for Watford back in January 2016 meant that they had then won three of their previous four meetings with Watford (all league) after losing all six meetings between 2004 and 2008 (all competitions). Goals from Shane Long and Dusan Tadic were the difference that afternoon.