Watford and Southampton meet at Vicarage Road Stadium, in a match for the 23rd round of the Premier League. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, played on 09-09-2017, Watford won by (0-2). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. Despite being a match between 10th and 17th of the table, it is actually a match between the 17th classified in home matches and the 18th as a visitor.
After 7 wins, 4 draws and 11 losses, the home team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 25 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Manchester City by (3-1), after in the previous match they have lost (1-2) at home, against Swansea City. This is a team that usually gets more positive results in away matches than at home, since they have won 13 points in away matches and 12 at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 17 conceded in away matches, against 14 goals scored and 23 conceded at home. In their last match, for the FA Cup, they got a home win against Bristol City by (3-0). In the last 10 home league matches Watford has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 11 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 22 matches in this competition, he only managed 2 comebacks in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Watford comes to this game motivated, after a triumph at home, 3-0, at the reception at Bristol: Carrillo, Deeney and Capoue scored the goals of the victory. The home team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, privileging fast transitions, mainly through the flanks. One of the strengths of the local team is the way they manage to react to a disadvantage on the scoreboard. The coach of Watford will not be able to count on Chalobah, Hoban, Femenía, Miguel Britos and Craig Cathcart, for being injured.
After 4 wins, 8 draws and 10 losses, the away team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 20 points won. In the penultimate match, they tied in a match against Manchester United, by (0-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Crystal Palace, by (1-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 7 points in away matches and 13 at their stadium, with 14 goals scored and 17 conceded at home, against 7 goals scored and 15 conceded in away matches. The team comes to this match after a win away with Fulham by (0-1). For the league, Southampton won 7 points out of 30 possible points, after 1 win, 4 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 8 away matches. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 22 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 11 times and never got the comeback. In the last 10 away matches for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 4 of their 7 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘); He suffered 6 of his 15 goals between the minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Southampton arrive to this day motivated after a foreign victory, by 0-1, in the visit to the arena of Fulham: Ward-Prowse, at minute 29, scored the only goal of the game. Like the rival of this day, the Southampton usually acts in a 4-3-3, favoring a more offensive game, in which the three most advanced players are Boufal, Long and Ward-Prowse. The visiting team usually plays a counterattack football, more disorganized, trying to take advantage of any mistakes made by the opponent. The visitors’ coach will not be able to count on Austin and Cédric Soares, both injured.
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