Watford vs Southampton (By: Jshoot)

This is a preview of Watford vs Southampton in EPL match.

Watford has been in a poor form recently in the league. They lost 8 league games in their last 9 league games with only 1 win. Marco Silva will definitely want to fix his team's poor form by getting 3 points against Southampton.

Southampton is also in a poor form at the moment. They haven't win a single game in their last 9 league games. Pellegrino is definitely under pressure for this game and this is where Marco Silva will take it as an advantage especially when Watford is playing at home.

Both teams are hitted by a lot of injuries. Southampton is in crisis in their defense because they lost van Dijk to Liverpool, they lost their first choice right back Cedric due to injury, & their backup right back Pied is also injured, and the worst one is their first choice centre back Hoedt is also injured. That leaves Southampton with Yoshida & Stephens as their centre back line up, Bertrand as their left back & their 3rd choice right back Bednarek. They also lost their striker Austin, especially knowing that Southampton has been struggling to score in a game.

Watford has been playing their season with a lot of injuries since the gameweek 1. Watford's midfield & defenders aren't about quality but about quantity. Even though they had Kaboul, Britos, Hughes, Kiko & Chalobah injured. They still have similar quality of players in their squad to replace them. Watford's main players are Richarlison, Deeney/Gray & Pereyra and three of them will be available for this match. Player like Cleverley, Capoue & Doucouré are good enough to replace Hughes & Chalobah. They also have plenty enough of players to cover injuries in their defense.

The reason why I don't go for over 2.5 goals in this game is that I'm worry that this game might end up with 1-1 or 2-0. Their last meeting this season was 2-0 for Watford, I have my doubt in Southampton attack especially in away game. They lack a clinical finisher this season and with Austin is injured it will be tough to even score goal against Watford. I don't think Watford will lose in this game but Watford has been shocking this season and haven't get a single clean sheet in their last 9 league games. Of all picks from win, draw & over 2 goals or 2.5 goals, I believe over 2 goals is the pick that I am most confident with.

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Watford vs Southampton predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Over 2.0 Bet365 1.48 10 2-2 WON (+4.8 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Watford vs Southampton betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Jshoot).
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