Watford vs Southampton predictions and betting tips for tonight’s Premier League fixture at Vicarage Road. Watford still have hopes of finishing in seventh place this season where as Southampton have nothing left to play for.
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The home side have already had a fantastic season and whatever happens between now and the end of the campaign, it will be one the Hornets fans won’t forget. They’ve got an FA Cup final against Manchester City to look forward to and could qualify for the Europa League by either winning the FA Cup, or finishing seventh in the Premier League table.
Javi Gracia has worked wonders with this Watford side and their attacking style is complemented well by a strong defensive unit. They lost 1-0 against Arsenal in their last game but played the majority with 10 men after Troy Deeney was sent off. He’s suspended for tonight’s game.
Southampton were in a bit of trouble before Ralph Hasenhüttl took over, but he has guided them to safety and Saints are out of relegation danger, barring the most bizarre results that could see both Cardiff and Brighton leap above them.
You wouldn’t blame Watford players for having one eye on the FA Cup final but a potential seventh placed finish gives them something to play for and they can leap back above Everton by avoiding defeat tonight. Being without Troy Deeney is a blow but the first of our Watford vs Southampton predictions is for the match to end in a draw and the best odds for this are 5/2 with Bet Victor.
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There is no doubting Watford are good at home and their defeat to Arsenal was the first in six matches. They had drawn two of the five in that run, against Newcastle and Burnley. For our anytime goalscorer tip on the match, we’re banking on their FA Cup semi-final hero and former Everton and Barcelona man getting on the scoresheet.
Gerard Deulofeu scored twice in the FA Cup semi-final to book Watford’s place in the final and has also chipped in with nine Premier League goals this season. The Spaniard doesn’t always start games but is likely to get the central position in the absence of Deeney tonight, so should get plenty of chances to get into double figures in the league for the season.
The correct score bet on the match is a 1-1 draw and that is largely because of the absence of the Watford skipper Deeney, and their FA Cup final just a few weeks away. Southampton will want one more win to ensure safety but they might just have to settle for a point from tonight’s match in Hertfordshire.
Watford to win – 5/4
Draw – 5/2
Southampton to win – 12/5
Back at home tonight! 💪🏼
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) April 23, 2019
Back on the road tonight! 👊
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) April 23, 2019
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