Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Watford are up against Southampton at the Vicarage Road keen to move into the seventh place and gain an advantage in the race for Europa League places. Southampton are almost entering into a position of safety with the team now five points above the drop and there are only three games left for the chasing pack. Meanwhile, Watford have a game in hand over Everton who are level on points. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Watford gained a huge advantage in the race for seventh place after a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town, who have already been relegated, at the John Smith’s Stadium. Despite missing some key players, Watford were able to profit from Gerard Deulofeu’s brilliance.
Southampton paid the price for a poor first-half performance after a 3-1 defeat against Newcastle at St James’ Park. This was the second defeat in three matches for Southampton, whose last three games have all been with a 3-1 score.
Southampton and Watford were involved in a 1-1 draw in the meeting earlier in the campaign. The last game between these two teams at Vicarage Road also witnessed a draw, which was a 2-2 score. Our betting tips and predictions would opt for a Watford win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Watford win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Watford are eyeing the seventh place and the team can overtake Everton with a victory in this match. Southampton have been quite good over the last few weeks, but the first-half performance against Newcastle was especially disappointing. Southampton’s over-exuberance in trying to get forward was capitalised by Newcastle and Watford may repeat the weekend’s performance against Huddersfield. Watford’s last home victory over Southampton is more than a decade ago, but our preview would pick a win for the home team.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Watford win at 2.25[/bet_tip_now]
Watford vs Southampton draw odds: 3.50
Southampton win odds: 3.40
Correct Score odds
Southampton have been involved in a high-scoring match in the last three encounters. In fact, the away win over Brighton is the only low scoring match involving the Saints over the last six games. Their high pressing game can be exploited by Watford, who have based on the counter with the likes of Gerard Deulofeu. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for the Hornets.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Watford 2-1 win at 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The recent defeat against Arsenal broke Watford’s sequence of three straight home league matches with over 2.5 goals. The Saints certainly have a threat going forward and they have been able to score in 14 out of the last 16 games in all competitions. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men will also be trying to avoid the drop with as many points from this match as possible. Our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Gerard Deulofeu came up with a brace against Huddersfield Town to become the joint top scorer at Watford with nine league goals. Troy Deeney has the same number of goals but the forward is suspended for the match. Deulofeu is aiming to get into double figures for a campaign for the first time in his career. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Gerard Deulofeu.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Gerard Deulofeu at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
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