Premier League In Focus – Watford vs Southampton Preview

When? Saturday 13th January, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Vicarage Road

What channel is it on? Watford vs Southampton will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Watford - https://www.livefootballtickets.com/fixtures/watford-v-southampton-tickets-english-premier-league.html

Southampton – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Watford W1, Southampton W2, D2
Premier League meetings: Watford W2, Southampton W3, D2
All-time meetings: Watford W26, Southampton W34, D19

WATFORD

Predicted line-up: Gomes; Janmaat, Wague, Kabasele, Zeegelaar; Doucoure, Cleverley; Carrillo, Pereyra, Richarlison; Deeney

Unavailable: Kaboul (Injured), Hoban (Injured), Cathcart (Injured), Chalobah (Injured), Success (Injured), Britos (Injured), Hughes (Injured)

Doubtful: Kiko Femenia (Injured)

SOUTHAMPTON

Predicted line-up: McCarthy; Stephens, Hoedt, Yoshida, Bertrand; Romeu, Lemina; Redmond, Davis, Tadic; Gabbiadini

Unavailable: Austin (Injured)

Doubtful: Cedric (Injured), Hoedt (Injured), Pied (Injured)

PREDICTION
Since Marco Silva was linked with the then vacant managerial post at Everton it seems as if Watford’s season has gone off the rails. It is just one win in six for the Hornets as they look to fight off a third consecutive post-Christmas slump. This weekend sees them play host to a Southampton side who are hovering too close to the relegation zone for their own liking. Watford have already beaten the Saints once this season and with home advantage this time around, they could be well set to do the double.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Last season’s meeting at Vicarage Road between Watford and Southampton saw a game with no fewer than seven goals and it was the Saints who marched on to a 4-3 victory. Manolo Gabbiadini once again endeared himself to his new group of fans as the Italian forward scored that afternoon.