Southampton – Watford: Preview & Prediction
It speaks for the game:
Watford lacks various players, and especially bearing forces in the defensive like Kaboul and Britos can be hard to miss.
The battle of the midfield can be crucial as both crews play with 3 key people, and here I see Saints be a bit better than Watford.
Watford rarely succeeds in packing and relying on a direct offensive. Southampton is good both in bold possession and on conversions.
Watford has impressed (especially with 3-3 in the season opening against Liverpool), but they have not yet met a counterparts like Saints in the away team.
Southampton has many different types in the offensive and can threaten both the airspace, the creative game and the speed.
Southampton has shown a good ability to defend safely at the start of the season, often by playing patiently far ahead on the pitch.
Watford’s manager Silva has not concealed the fact that it is home on Vicarage Road, one has to pick up points, so the winning matches are not the first priority.
You should be aware of this:
Watford has impressed at the start of the season and is thus unbeaten after the first 3 races (2 draws and one victory).
Southampton has managed to keep the ball in the first matches but has not been able to translate it into great chances.
Watford will probably be satisfied with 1 point and will probably be extra compact with the defensive absence in mind.
Watford leftback Holebas is back after missing the last round. Where Hornets scored 0-0 against Brighton despite 10 to 11 in 66 min.
Unexpected Kabasele probably plays in the center of Watford, but absenteeism also gave him some matches last season, and he’s matured a bit.
Last season closed the same showdown at 1.80 for Saints victory so the question is whether Watford’s absence justifies an odds so much lower.
Southampton – Watford: Betting Tips
Southampton win – Odds: 1.70
Over 2,5 goals – Odds: 1.95