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SOUTHAMPTON V WATFORD MATCH/BETTING PREVIEW

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The fight for Premier League survival is on in Southampton as two underwhelming sides go head-to-head in their quest to salvage topflight survival.

Premier League 2019/2020 season
Date: Saturday, 30th November
Kick-off: 18:30
Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
TV Channel: Sky Sports

Neither of these two have set the pulses racing so far this season and have just three league wins between them to occupy the last two spots on the table after 13 round of games.

However, Southampton will curse their luck in their last game versus Arsenal where they were seconds away from getting a victory that could have set them up nicely for this clash. Alexandre Lacazette struck twice for the Gunners, including one in the last minute of the game to ensure a 2-2 share of spoils.

The Saints remain without a win at home this season and have gone eight straight in all competitions without a victory to leave manager Ralph Hasenhuttl on the brink and the Austrian could come under even more scrutiny should they fail to come away with a positive result here.

Watford slipped into the bottom of the table after their seventh league loss against Burnley at the weekend, and are now odds on to be relegated come the end of the season.

Their only win so far came in their last game on the road (versus Norwich) and Quique Sánchez Flores who was appointed to stem the rot following the sacking of Javi Garcia in September has not really gotten the mojo working again for the Hornets.

Team news

Southampton

Hasenhuttl have the luxury of a clean bill of health and might send out the same starting XI that drew with Arsenal last time out.

Burnley

Skipper Troy Deeney made his long awaited return from the bench against Burnley but could start here. Christian Kabasele is also available for selection again after serving his ban.

All of Craig Dawson, Daryl Janmaat, Roberto Pereyra, Domingos Quina, Tom Cleverley and Sebastian Prödl will face late fitness tests.

Head to head

In 53 previous meetings, Southampton have won 22 times to Watford’s 18. 13 games have produced stalemates, including three in the last four occasions they met.

Match stats

There have been under 2.5 goals scored in four of the last five matches between these two in the Premier League.

Watford are winless in 16 of their last 17 league matches.

Southampton have conceded at least twice in seven of their last eight league games.

Team form

Southampton have lost all of their last four league games at the St Mary’s, conceding eighteen goals in the process. They have a league-high tally of 31 goals conceded too. Southampton’s last five games in all competitions (DLLLD)

Watford have held Tottenham and beat Norwich on their trips recently in arguably their best performances of the campaign, and will look to bounce back from the Burnley thrashing here. Watford’s last five games in all competitions (DLLWL)

Betting preview

This game could produce a low-scoring result as have been the case in all of their last three meetings, and throw in the fact that they have both struggled to get going in the final third this season and it becomes all the more clearer. It’s a relatively low 10/11 price for the Under 2.5 market.

Another likely outcome, as one will expect from two teams still struggling to make their mark is a stalemate. Watford’s tally of five draws is the highest in the bottom half of the league while their opposition have managed three. If you factor in the fact that these two have cancelled out themselves in three of their last four matchups, then we could yet see another draw from here. That is priced up at a promising 7/2!

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