Southampton v Watford: match preview

first_imgShare on LinkedIn resources Share on WhatsApp Topics Share on Pinterest Premier League Match previews Watford Mark Hughes is under growing pressure at Southampton after one win and just seven goals in their first 11 league matches. The club’s owners took action this week, sacking vice-chairman Les Reed and technical director Martin Hunter. If Hughes is to avoid following them out of the door, a first home win since April is desperately needed. Watford could be obliging visitors despite their impressive start; Javi Gracia’s side were wasteful in defeat at Newcastle last weekend, and will be without the suspended Étienne Capoue. For the hosts, Wesley Hoedt is a doubt with a foot infection, while Mario Lemina should be fit despite a thigh problem. Niall McVeighSaturday 3pmVenue St Mary’s StadiumLast season Southampton 0 Watford 2Referee Simon HooperThis season G1 Y0 R0 0 cards/gameOdds H 6-4 A 11-5 D 12-5SOUTHAMPTONSubs from Gunn, Forster, Targett, Ward-Prowse, Yoshida, Valery, Davis, Armstrong, Gallagher, Gabbiadini, Austin, Lewis, Bednarek, Hoedt, RomeuDoubtful Hoedt (foot), Lemina (thigh)Injured NoneSuspended NoneDiscipline Y21 R1Form LLLDDLLeading scorer Ings 4WATFORDSubs from Dahlberg, Gomes, Kabasele, Zeegelaar, Quina, Peñaranda, Sema, Chalobah, Wilmot, Gray, Britos, Okaka, MasinaDoubtful NoneInjured Janmaat (knee, 24 Nov), Cleverley (achilles), Prödl (hamstring, both unknown)Suspended Capoue (one match)Discipline Y25 R1Form DLLWWLLeading scorer Pereyra 5 Reuse this content Share on Facebook Southampton Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Share via Emaillast_img

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