Watford vs Southampton: Predictions, Odds & Statistics
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, 12:15 am
Vicarage Road, Watford
Watford 1 – 1 Southampton
With an FA Cup final to look forward to, one could forgive Watford for taking their foot off the gas as Southampton come to town needing to collect points in their fight to avoid relegation.
Cardiff’s recent victory over Brighton dragged a whole host of sides back into the relegation fight, including Southampton.
Under Ralph Hasenhüttl, the Saints have looked a much-improved outfit and a host of recent wins has given Southampton a little breathing room in the battle for the drop, but they are not out of it yet.
The same cannot be said of Javi Gracia’s Watford. A likely top 10 finish in the Premier League and a trip to Wembley to face Manchester City marks a successful season for Watford no matter what happens now.
Southampton head to Vicarage Road with a good record against their opponents only having lost one of the last 11 meetings between the two.
The Saints have also not suffered defeat at the Hornets since September 2007, having drawn three of the last five at Vicarage Road.
Another stalemate between the two is the best prediction for this game with popular betting sites as the last two Premier League results between the two has been a score draw, with a 1-1 the way to go here.
The score draw
Three of the last five Premier League meetings between the two has resulted in a score draw including the last two league head to head making a score draw the way to go with online betting sites for full time value.
Under 2.5 goals
At odds close to evens, this is a great bet to take considering three of the last four games between the two has come in at three goals or fewer, making goals galore an unlikely occurrence.
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Head to Head
The pair shared the spoils in the reverse fixture at St Mary’s, with Jose Holebas scoring in the 82nd minute to rescue a point for the visitors.
On Southampton’s last league trip to Vicarage, another draw ensued with Watford again needing a late equaliser in a thrilling 2-2 encounter.
Overall, Watford have claimed 26 victories over the Saints, with Southampton recording 35 wins and a total of 21 draws.
- Southampton won the first ever meeting between the two 1-0 in a December 1900 Southern League match.
- Watford have only won one of the last eleven games against Southampton.
- Southampton have not lost a game at Vicarage Road since September 2007.
- Both sides have scored exactly 23 goals at home in the Premier League this season.
- Watford have only won two of the nine Premier League meetings with Southampton they have played.