Watford – Southampton : Preview & Prediction
Watford and Southampton meet at Vicarage Road Stadium in a match for the 23rd round of the Barclays Premier League. Watford won away by (0-2) the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league on 09-09-2017. The history of recent direct clashes is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 games. Although this is a game between 10th and 17th of the overall ranking, it is actually a game between the 17th place in home games and the 18th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 10th place with 25 points earned after 7 wins, 4 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home to Swansea City by (1-2). In the last match, lost out to Manchester City by (3-1). Curiously, this is a team that has achieved better results outside of the home, having won 13 points as a visitor and only 12 in their stadium. In the last game he played for the FA Cup, he beat Bristol City at home (3-0). In the last 10 home games for the championship, Watford have won 3, 2 and 3 losses, having won 11 points out of 30. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 22 games in this competition, only managed 2 turns on the board in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Watford enter this motivated round after a 3-0 win at home to Bristol: Carrillo, Deeney and Capoue scored the winning goals. The home team usually plays on a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions, especially through the sidelines. One of the strengths of the home team is how they can react to a disadvantage. The Watford coach will not be able to count on Chalobah, Hoban, Femenía, Miguel Britos and Craig Cathcart for being injured.
Analysis of Southampton
The visiting team is currently in 17th place with 20 points earned after 4 wins, 8 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, tied off for Manchester United by (0-0). In the last match, lost at home to Crystal Palace by (1-2). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 7 points and 13 visitors in their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 17 goals conceded at home, against 7 goals scored and 15 suffered as a visitor. The team arrives in this match after a win away with Fulham by (0-1). In the championship, Southampton had 7 points out of 30, after 1 win, 4 draws and 5 losses in their last 10 away games.
For this competition, does not win as a visitor does 8 games. The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 9 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 22 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 10 away games for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: scored 4 of his 7 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘); suffered 6 of his 15 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Southampton enter this motivated round after a 0-1 away win on their visit to the Fulham pitch: Ward-Prowse, at 29 minutes, scored the only goal of the game. Similar to the opponents of this round, Southampton tends to play 4-3-3, favoring a more offensive game where the three most advanced men are Boufal, Long and Ward-Prowse. The visiting team tends to play counter-attacks, more disorganized, trying to take advantage of any mistake of their opponent. The visitors’ coach will not be able to count on Austin and Cédric Soares for being injured.
Watford – Southampton : Betting Tips
Southampton – Win Odds: 3.00
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70