The race to escape the relegation side will be further fueled as Southampton welcome home Watford at the St. Mary’s Stadium. The match between the 2 bottom teams in the Premier League is scheduled for 30th November with kickoff at 20:30 GMT.
Despite pulling a 2-2 draw during the weekend at the Emirates Stadium, Southampton still have a lot to do to regain their form in the league. The side has failed to register a single win in their past 5 matches.
This has placed a lot of pressure on Coach Ralph Haseenhutl with many fans in uproar over his sacking. It has been a series of unconvincing performances which has seen the side lose its team spirit and consistency.
The same can be said about Watford who currently are at the bottom of the table with only 8 points after 13 games. However, the management has placed their trust on Coach Quique Flores to steer against the heavy tides.
It will be a match against the poorest performing sides in the Premier League to see who emerges victorious. Will Watford mark their comeback with this match or will Southampton establish their resurgence with the match?
Southampton vs. Watford Head to Head
Both sides have met 17 times together, with Watford picking up 5 wins. Southampton have managed to pull of 5 wins with 6 games ending in a draw. Here is a look at their past encounters:
Watford 1-1 Southampton
Southampton 1-1 Watford
Watford 2-2 Southampton
Southampton 0-2 Watford
Watford 3-4 Southampton
Southampton 1-1 Watford
Southampton 2-0 Watford
Watford 0-0 Southampton
Southampton Team News
Left back Sam Mcqueen continues to be sidelined after picking up a cruciate ligament injury. Wigner Obafemi who was critical in the draw against Arsenal will be up for selection. Attacker Ings who sealed the first goal for the weekend will be on target.
Watford Team News
New signing Danny Welbeck continues to nurse an injury picked in the earlier minutes against Tottenham. Another signing Ismail Sarr is yet to start in the Premier League despite showing potential since his summer move from Rennes.
Talisman Troy Deeney who suffered an injury has been back to full training but has not yet created that impact yet. Deolefou has been the backbone for the attack of Watford but it still yet to set the ground going for the side.
Prediction and Odds
This will be a low scoring match between two sides who are under their worst form in the league. A draw is highly likely given the past history between the two sides.
Goals Under 2.5