December can be a very landmark month in the English Premier League. Due to the variety of games, a period of weakness at this time of the season can have fatal consequences.
Southampton vs Watford Soccer Betting Prediction
The basement duel par excellence is still in the last moves of November on the stage, the significant importance of the duel between Southampton and Watford, however, can not be denied.
Regardless of how the game goes, on the first Sunday of Advent both teams will continue to have a relegation spot.
With nine (Southampton) and eight (Watford) points, both teams have a relatively large backlog on the saving shore. All the more important is the direct duel, in which basically only victory counts for both teams.
The home advantage is not necessarily given at the Hasenhüttl-Elf, because the Saints operate this season so far in a foreign country much more successful than in front of home crowd. Nevertheless, the home side are the bookmakers favorite and in the basement duel between Southampton and Watford odds are offered for the home win of just over 2.00.
Southampton – Statistics & Current Form
Ralph Hasenhüttl could wave an entry in the history books of English football on Saturday. However, this entry would be anything but positive, because Southampton threatens to celebrate as a first team in the English football upper house two years in a row no home win in the first seven home games.
Last year Southampton celebrated in the eighth home game a 3-2 win against Arsenal. This season, after six home games only a meager point to book. The fierce 0: 9 defeat to Leicester City was indeed an exception to this extent, but otherwise the Hasenhüttl-Elf is terribly weak at home.
Already 21 goals conceded in six home games to book only Blackpool conceded in the 1930/31 season even more goals (22). Stability on the defensive is a huge problem anyway as Southampton have scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight Premier League games.
With this abundance of goals, successes are difficult to realize. However, this means that bets on the over 2.5 offer. Between Southampton and Watford quite lucrative odds are offered for this prediction.
The great hope in the offensive game bears the name Danny Ings. The former international, who has been repeatedly stopped by injuries, is currently the life insurance. Six of the 13 hits go to his account! Ings achieves 46 percent of goals. No other player in the Premier League can top that value. Thus, the king transfer can justify its high transfer fee (22 million euros) so far quite well.
Expected formation of Southampton:
➲ McCarthy – Bertrand, Bednarek, Stephens, Soares – Redmond, Hojbjerg, Ward Prowse, Armstrong – Ings, Obafemi
Last matches from Southampton:
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Southampton 2: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 09.11.2019 – Southampton Vs. Everton 1: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Manchester City vs. Southampton 2: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 10/29/2019 – Manchester City vs. Southampton 3: 1 (League Cup)
⚽️ 25.10.2019 – Southampton Vs. Leicester City 0: 9 (Premier League)
Watford – Statistics & Current Form
A heavy, nearly two-digit defeat also had to digest the Hornets this season already. In the guest appearance against Manchester City slipped the bottom of a fierce 0-8 debacle. With the exception of this game, the defensive Hornets presented in foreign place but quite stable.
In the remaining five away games, there were only five goals conceded. In addition, the team of Quique Sanchez Flores succeeded in strangling the only victory of the season so far. In the last away game Watford prevailed 2-0 against promoted Norwich City.
Watford now has the chance to win two consecutive away games for the first time since the start of the 2017/18 season. In the relegation crash between Southampton and Watford, odds of up to 3.60 are offered to the guests.
The main problem for the current table situation is located on the offensive. Sir Elton John’s favorite club has big problems with scoring goals. In 13 league games so far only eight hits have been marked.
For these eight goals Watford needed a proud 166 goals. A hit rate of just 4.8% sets almost the negative record of AFC Sunderland (season 2002/03 with 4.7% hit rate).
Hope, however, gives the comeback of Captain Troy Deeney. After a knee surgery, the 31-year-old was missing between matchday three and twelve, but was the first time in the clear 0-3 defeat against Burnley used again. With his return, the lame Watford offensive in the coming weeks should again gain in effectiveness. Currently only Gerard Deulofeu and Andre Gray have scored more than once (two goals each).
Expected formation of Watford:
➲ Foster – Dawson, Cathcart, Mariappa – Holebas, Capoue, Hughes, Doucoure, Femenia – Gray, Deulofeu
Last Games by Watford:
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – Watford Vs. Burnley 0: 3 (Premier League)
⚽️ 08.11.2019 – Norwich City Vs. Watford 0: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Watford Vs. Chelsea 1: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 29.10.2019 – Everton Vs. Watford 2: 0 (League Cup)
⚽️ 26.10.2019 – Watford Vs. Bournemouth 0: 0 (Premier League)
Southampton vs Watford Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Six of the first eight home matches in English football have won Southampton against the Hornets (two defeats). In the last three games at St. Mary’s Stadium, however, the home side did not celebrate full success against Watford (two draws, one defeat).
A look at the latest results suggests a duel at eye level. The last three Premier League games all ended with a division of points. Southampton scored the first goal, before Watford hit back and yet still secured a point win.
In that regard, between Southampton and Watford the tip for the first goal in favor of the Saints could recommend. In the final duel in late April, Shane Long scored just eight seconds to score the fastest Premier League goal in history.
Southampton vs Watford Soccer Betting Prediction
Basically, for both teams on Saturday night is only a complete success. A draw will leave the teams on the spot, another defeat will definitely not make for a reflective start to the Christmas season 2019th Despite weak results in the home St. Mary’s Stadium between Southampton and Watford, according to odds, the home side clearly favored.
Key Facts – Southampton vs Watford tips
📌 Only one point from six home games – St. Mary’s Stadium is not a fortress so far!
📌 The last three games ended in a draw!
📌 166 shots, eight goals – less than five percent of Watford degrees are successful!
If the Hasenhüttl-Elf can confirm the performance of last weekend, the first home win this season is quite likely. In the 2-2 draw against Arsenal London, the team acted complacently. Watford, however, had to accept the next setback in the form of a weak performance after the first victory of the season.
The home record certainly does not speak for the hosts, but we have a good feeling that Ralph Hasenhüttl can finally cheer again. In the relegation crash between Southampton and Watford, the odds of predicting home victory are of the highest value. We risk a bet of five units!
Competition: Premier League
Prediction Today: Southampton (1)
Stake: 5/10 units