Southampton v Watford Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 10/11/18

Southampton v Watford Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews Southampton v Watford and provides us with his best bets for Saturday’s 3PM kick-off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

Southampton Vs Watford Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 10/11/18
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
  • Channel: N/A

Both sides come into this before the international break wanting all the points to boost their position. Southampton are in the greatest need and have just parted company with their vice chairman Les Reed as pressure mounts on the South Coast. Watford will want to overturn their single goal defeat in their last game and make the relatively short trip down the M3 to the south coast.

Layers favour Southampton on home bias, but really the odds all imply it could go any one of three ways.

Team News

Southampton team news: Wesley Hoedt will require a late fitness test after missing training on Thursday with a foot infection.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes is more optimistic about the availability of Mario Lemina, who is suffering with muscle fatigue.

Watford team news: Etienne Capoue is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season. Nathaniel Chalobah is favourite to deputise in midfield, in what would be his first league start of the season.

Watford manager Javi Gracia has confirmed Tom Cleverley is in contention to make his first matchday squad of the season.

Captain Troy Deeney has missed Watford's last three games but is back this weekend and will likely replace Isaac Success in attack.  Daryl Janmaat and Sebastian Prodl all the only injury concerns left for the Hornets, both are sidelined this weekend.

Adam Masina and Christian Kabasele may come in for Jose Holebas and Adrian Mariappa from the side that lost at Newcastle.

Potential Southampton Starting XI: McCarthy, Bertrand, Vestergaard, Stephens, Soares, Redmond, Hajbjerg, Lemina, Elyounoussi, Ings, Long

Potential Watford Starting XI: Foster, Masina, Kabasele, Cathcart, femenia, Doucoure, Chalobah, Hughes, Hughes, Deeney and Deulofeu

Head To Head

  • Southampton 3-2-1 (Last six)

Key Stats & Facts

  • There has been under 2.5 goals scored in seven of Watford’s last eight away games in the Premier League.
  • Southampton have failed to win their last seven matches in the Premier League.
  • Southampton are undefeated in nine of their last ten matches against Watford in all competitions.

Betting Odds

  • Southampton – 38/25 Marathonbet
  • Draw – 12/5 Unibet
  • Watford – 85/40 BetVictor

The Verdict

Newcastle upset Watford’s rhythm from two successive wins without conceding and its about rebuilding especially visiting a Southampton shipping goals and cannot buy a win. Despite the dismal record, are still around a 40% chance to take all the points.

The biggest price is the draw here, but can see backers hedging for the away win giving punters a chance on Watford. This fixture last term saw the Hornets win 2-0 with a repeat of this score line 15/1 with BetVictor. However, I look back to a popular market, which Watford appear to be fairly consistent with, and this is corners.

Now readers like to see winners, and Watford on the road average over five corners a game with 3/5 games bagging at least six. Bet365 are 4/5 on five or more Watford corners, which is also available with Skybet. For a boost, you can get Watford on the Asian corner market with Marathonbet at 117/100 to bag over five corners, with a stake refund if they awarded five exactly and think there is a fair chance of landing.

Recommended Bets

  • Watford over 4.5 corners – 4/5 (bet365)