Interesting game is what awaits us on Tuesday at the Vicarage Road when the 31st day of the English Premier League one of the protagonists of the season as Watford is visited by a needy Southampton.
Nobody can deny the good work that has made the Spanish coach Javi Gracia in command of a Watford that has been the revelation this season in the Premier League.
And is that while they could not get into the UEFA competition qualifying zone, the Watford cast is in the fight for being the best team of the second platoon in English football, and this was demonstrated last weekend when they won by 1 -2 in his visit to Hudersfield Town and with it added his third victory in his last four games, and eye that here we include the victory in overtime over Wolverhampton Wanderers that puts him in the English FA Cup final where in the month of May will play a one-off match against Manchester City.
With the last results Watford is in the eighth box with 49 points, the same as Everton that is one step up, but the difference of goals is complicated in that fight for the seventh place, so this Tuesday he wants to prevail his status as homeowner where they have only lost a game of the last eight in all competitions where five ended in victories, and eye that such defeat was before one of the top teams of English football as Arsenal.
For its part, those led by Ralph Hasenhuttl have been irregular in recent days and this has led to complicate the issue of descent.
So the Saints come to lose 3-1 in their visit to Newcastle United and thus added their second defeat in the last three games, remembering that a few weeks ago they lost at home 1-3 to Liverpool.
With these results Southampton is ranked 16th with 36 points and then you have to be careful as the difference with Cardiff City is five points, so these last dates for the final have to be truly final.
One of the weaknesses of the Saints is their game away from home to the point that they have won only one game of the last five games where three ended in defeats, and to vary that victory was before another of the low level teams in the competition as is Brighton & Hove Albion.
But anyway, on Tuesday he wants the story to be different against a Watford against whom he has lost only once in his last eleven direct matches where five were Saints victories.