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Southampton vs Watford Match Predictions 09/09/2017

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Southampton vs Watford Match Predictions 09/09/2017
Two unbeaten Premier League sides will take action at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday afternoon, when Southampton go into a home fixture to Watford with the two holding an equal amount of ranking points over three outings so far this season. Southampton vs Watford Predictions.
Match status: 2017/18 FA Premier League - Matchweek 4
Venue: "St Mary's Stadium" in Southampton, England

Southampton v Watford Team News

Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino claims his key option to the back-line Virgil van Dijk is not ready yet to proceed to duty - but except for him, the Argentinian has a fully refreshed squad ahead of the Watford game.

From the Watford ranks, José Holebas makes a return after the sending off he faced in the Carabao Cup second-round 3-2 home reverse to Bristol City and despite that slip-up, Watford are still unbeaten in the Premier League following two draws to Liverpool and Brighton, and a 0-2 success at Bournemouth in between.

The Saints have shown an identical performance to the Hornets, having drawn two against Swansea and Huddersfield, with one win snatched against West Ham on the second matchweek.

Southampton vs Watford Match Predictions 09/09/2017

Teams' Possible Starting Lineups:

Southampton: Fraser Forster - Cédric Soares, Jack Stephens, Maya Yoshida, Ryan Bertrand - Mario Lemina, Oriol Romeu - Dusan Tadic, Steven Davis, Nathan Redmond - Manolo Gabbiadini (4-2-3-1 formation)

Watford: Heurelho Gomes - Kiko Femenía, Sebastian Prödl, Christian Kabasele, José Holebas - Abdoulaye Doucouré, Tom Cleverley, Nathaniel Chalobah - Nordin Amrabat, Andre Gray, Richarlison (4-3-3 formation)

Southampton & Watford's Missing Players:

Southampton: Dutch centre-back Virgil van Dijk is out recovering from illness and had been the subject of discontent during the summer transfer window was ongoing.

Watford: Watford leading defender Miguel Britos was shown a direct red card at home to Brighton last time out, hence will be suspended for around 2-3 matches, whereas another key right-back Daryl Janmaat has been out of contention with a groin injury taken on the opening fixture. Argentine internationals Roberto Pereyra and Mauro Zárate, both are attacking outlets, will miss out through knee and groin problems.

Head-to-Head: Southampton v Watford

2016/17 Premier League
Watford 3-4 Southampton

2016/17 Premier League
Southampton 1-1 Watford

2015/16 Premier League
Southampton 2-0 Watford

2015/16 Premier League
Watford 0-0 Southampton

Southampton v Watford Match Odds:

Southampton 7/11
Draw 14/5
Watford 4/1

Conclusion and Match Preview:

The two sides go into their first joint match quite evenly on points only as Watford ahead by a goal scored more so far. It remains to be seen how well the Saints can keep up their unbeaten home record as they will play a third fixture from four available at St Mary's in the new season. We are backing Southampton to win this one valued at 13/20 with Bet365, unless they don't struggle to replicate a similar scenario of 29 unscored chances they put to their opening-day 0-0 draw to Swansea.

Southampton vs Watford Predictions

Main Match Predictions:
Southampton to Win @ 1.68 (17/25)
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Correct Score:
2-0 Home Win @ 7.20 (31/5)
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