Kick-off: 1500, 10/11/2018
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
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Watford let us down at Newcastle last weekend but are worth sticking with at Southampton judged on recent wins over Wolves and Huddersfield.
Saints looked in disarray when thrashed 6-1 at Manchester City and failed to score in five previous Premier League fixtures.
The Hornets won at St Mary’s Stadium last season in this competition and get the nod at 2/1 to oblige again as our first Southampton vs Watford prediction.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
The pressure is mounting on Mark Hughes following that Etihad Stadium drubbing, with the only consolation being a Danny Ings penalty.
Midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg admitted it was an embarrassing afternoon and told the club’s website: “We feel terrible.
“It is difficult to put the game in words. You get emotional, you get frustrated, you get disappointed.
“But you need to turn it around and use it as fire and use it as fuel to go forward and give everything next Saturday for a win.
“We take responsibility for what we do, take it on the chin and grow with it.”
Hughes added: “It is not a result we take any pride in but the fact we were trying to create chances when the game was gone shows the character was good.”
Saints will be tense back on home turf, though, as they have failed to win in five matches in front of their own fans this term.
Last Southampton line-up: McCarthy, Soares, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Lemina, Redmond, Hojbjerg, Long, Ings.
Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt could miss out due to a foot infection. Midfielder Mario Lemina is expected to be available despite tightness in a thigh muscle.
A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds
Watford were left to rue several good chances that went begging when going down 1-0 at Newcastle.
Adrian Mariappa and Gerard Deulofeu were guilty of spurning excellent opportunities in the opening period and Roberto Pereyra rattled the crossbar at the start of the second half.
Stefano Okaka also missed from close range and manager Javi Gracia bemoaned his side’s finishing.
“If you don’t score, if you don’t kill the game when you have the chance to do it, you know afterwards something like this maybe can happen,” he said of the 1-0 loss.
“But I can’t be disappointed with my players because we created clear chances. We dominated the first half.”
Watford have generally done well on the road this term, picking up seven points from five away games, and won 2-0 at this venue last season.
Abdoulaye Doucoure has scored in the last three Premier League meetings between these teams and 11/2 for him to net at anytime here completes our Southampton vs Watford betting tips.
Last Watford line-up: Foster, Mariappa, Cathcart, Kiko, Holebas, Doucoure, Hughes, Capoue, Pereyra, Deulofeu, Success.
Watford captain Troy Deeney is set to make his comeback after missing three games due to a hamstring issue.
Sebastian Prodl (hamstring) and Daryl Janmaat (knee) remain sidelined, while Etienne Capoue is suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season.
Man City 6-1 SOUTHAMPTON – Danny Ings (pen)
Newcastle 1-0 WATFORD
Head-to-head: Southampton 1-0 Watford, Watford 2-2 Southampton, Southampton 0-2 Watford, Watford 3-4 Southampton, Southampton 1-1 Watford
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