Watford v Southampton: match preview

on 12 January 2018

Two points from six games sees Southampton sit bottom of the Premier League form table but Watford are only one point and one place ahead of them. Marco Silva, who spoke to the Saints before taking the Watford job in May, has a little more credit in the bank but another defeat for Mauricio Pellegrino could see him gone by the time the sides meet again in the FA Cup in two weeks’ time. Paul Chronnell

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

Venue Vicarage Road

Last season Watford 3 Southampton 4

Referee Roger East

This season G10, Y30, R1, 3.20 cards per game

Odds H 7-5 A 2-1 D 9-4

Watford

Subs from Karnezis, Wagué, Britos, Watson, Okaka, Sinclair, Holebas, Prödl

Doubtful None

Injured Britos (foot), Cathcart (knee), Hughes (hamstring), Kaboul (foot, all 20 Jan), Success (knee, 31 Jan), Chalobah (knee, Feb), Femenía (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Form LLLWLL

Discipline Y39 R4

Leading scorer Doucouré 6

Southampton

Subs from Forster, Taylor, Targett, Stephens, Bednarek, Lemina, Boufal, Redmond, Gardos, Sims, Hesketh, McQueen

Doubtful Hoedt (concussion), Soares (thigh), Pied (match fitness)

Injured Austin (thigh, Mar)

Suspended None

Form LLDLDL

Discipline Y27 R0

Leading scorer Austin 6

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