Watford vs Southampton (By: Markez)
This is officially 35th game for these teams but it actually represents 31st match-day in Premier League. This venue sees 8th placed Watford hosting 16th placed Southampton. Hosts are going into this game following 2-1 away win against relegated Huddersfield. With this game in hand even a draw would push them up to 7th place which could possibly provide Europa League qualification if Man. City wins FA cup (very likely).
European hope is still in sight in 4 teams: Everton, Watford, Leicester and Wolves. All those teams must grind out results if they wanna secure that beloved 7th placed in Premier League. With Troy Deeney serving punishment for red card he got against Arsenal Gerard Deulofeu step up. He scored a brace in 2 straight starts for Watford and will very likely try to continue his goaling streak against Southampton who struggled a lot this season in defence. I believe Deulofeu is the right man to cause trouble today.
Visitors are going into this game following defeat against Newcastle (3-1). With game in hand, they are 5pts clear of relegation zone, but they can not feel safe just yet. I see them giving a game to Watford, with probably a high scoring contest. Southampton have conceded 31 goals in 17 away matches and I can see them concede again. All in all, I believe both teams can and will provide goals, and with current form of Gerard Deulofeu I can see him scoring tonight. Odds are quite decent for it though so I'm going for that.
As mentioned, Troy Deeney is out due to suspension, Cleverley, Holebas, Quina are out due to injury. Southampton can not count on Obafemi while McCarthy, Valery and Vestergaard are all doubtful for this clash. Good luck!
Watford vs Southampton predictions
|Deulofeu anytime||Bet365||3.40||6||1-1 LOST (-6 units)|
Watford vs Southampton betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Markez).