Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
The St Mary’s Stadium gets ready to host the match between Southampton and Watford this weekend. The Saints remain only one point above the relegation zone as Newcastle were able to close the gap following their victory. Watford remain in the top 10 places but they have fallen behind Manchester United after the latest set of results. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Southampton fell to the biggest defeat of the campaign after a 6-1 thumping at the hands of Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. This result extended the club’s winless streak to seven league matches.
Watford were unable to pick up the chances that fell their way in the recent trip to the St James’ Park and the Hornets ended up losing 1-0 against Newcastle. This was the third defeat in five matches for Watford.
The recent game between these two clubs also happened to take place at St Mary’s Stadium with Southampton getting a narrow 1-0 victory in this FA Cup encounter. The last league meeting on this ground witnessed a 2-0 win for the Hornets. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Watford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Watford win at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton are at a price of 2.50 to win this match. Yet, the Saints do lack composure going forward and they may not profit from a home game. Even though Watford suffered a defeat last weekend, Gracia’s men have been playing some good football in recent weeks. Since the likes of Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu remain on good form, they are capable of helping the Hornets to a narrow win. Our preview would go with a win for Watford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Watford win at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Southampton vs Watford draw odds: 3.30
Southampton win odds: 2.50
Correct Score odds
Southampton will be desperate to come up with a positive display at the back, as the Saints have shipped nine goals in the last four league matches. All of these nine goals have been in the games against Chelsea and Manchester City. Watford are no slouch going forward and they may come up with a handful of goals on their day. After missing several opportunities against Newcastle, Watford may not be confident in this match. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-0 win for Watford.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Watford 2-0 win at 15.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This fixture has been an example for a low scoring match with all of the recent four meetings between Watford and the Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium producing less than 2.5 goals. In fact, most of those games have ended up producing less than 1.5 goals. Still, our total goals prediction would go with the safer option of under 2.5 goals in this game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Roberto Pereyra is the biggest threat for Watford and the Argentine is already up to five goals for the campaign; two of those goals have come in the last three matches. Pereyra has had just 55 minutes of action against Southampton. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Pereyra.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Roberto Pereyra at 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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