Kick-off: 1500, 30/10/2021
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Precious points are on the line in this Vicarage Road clash and Southampton are shading favouritism having taken four points from their last two.
However, Watford bounced back from a 5-0 defeat by Liverpool in style when running out 5-2 winners over Everton last weekend and we think the 21/10 for them to follow up here is great value.
We’ll back the Hornets to pick up all three points as our first Watford vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds
Many will have been questioning what Claudio Ranieri had let himself in for when Liverpool ran riot in the Italian’s first game in charge of the Hornets.
However, the Premier League-winning manager silenced the doubters in style as they came out on top in a seven-goal thriller at Goodison Park.
They will be hoping that opens the floodgates for further success as they continue their push away from the relegation zone.
Joshua King was the star of the show on Merseyside, hammering home a hat-trick against his former club.
As well as scoring three, the ex-Bournemouth centre-forward provided assists for the other two Watford goals, reminding everyone of his Premier League pedigree.
Looking at the Watford vs Southampton odds, the Norway international is a tasty 11/2 to open the scoring at Vicarage Road.
Last Watford EPL line-up: Foster, Masina, Cathcart, Troost-Ekong, Ngakia, Sissoko, Cocho, Kucka, Tufan, Sarr, King.
Watford will welcome back Danny Rose following his recovery from a minor calf injury that saw him miss the trip to Everton, but Kiko Femenia remains a doubt with a hip problem. Emmanuel Dennis is suspended after picking up five yellow cards.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton were the division’s draw experts in the early stages of the season and had to settle for a share of the spoils again when coming up against Burnley last weekend.
The Saints also drew their EFL Cup match with Chelsea in midweek, taking the Premier League leaders all the way to penalties.
It has been hard to fault the efforts of Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side this term, but they do seem to lack that touch of class and a killer instinct in the attacking third.
However, there has been encouraging signs, so considering Watford’s thirst for goals last weekend and Southampton having found an outlet in front of the target, we’ll go for both teams to score in the first half at 31/10 as the last of our Waford vs Southampton betting tips.
Last Southampton EPL line-up: McCarthy, Perraud, Salisu, Bednarek, Livramento, Elyounoussi, Diallo, Romeu, Walcott, Redmond, Broja.
Southampton will be without Broja due to an ankle issue. James Ward-Prowse returns from a three-game suspension while Mohamed Elyounoussi is set to recover from minor hand surgery in time.
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