Southampton vs Watford Prediction 06.02.2024

Southampton

Southampton

3 : 0

Watford

Watford

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  • Competition: England - Championship
  • Date: Tuesday, 6th, February 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
  • Venue: St. Mary's Stadium (Southampton)

A duel for progression into the fifth round of the English FA Cup is on the cards, featuring two Championship sides, as promotion-chasing Southampton takes on mid-table Watford at St Mary's Stadium on Tuesday.

Southampton vs Watford Betting Tips: Southampton to Win

The Saints managed to claw their way back into the Championship's automatic promotion places as goals from Jan Bednarek and Adam Armstrong cruised to a smooth 2-0 victory away to basement side Rotherham United.

Southampton's number "9" etched his name on the scoresheet for the second consecutive time, extending his team's FA Cup journey last week by netting in the 89th minute to cancel out Watford's lead and force a replay at St Mary's Stadium.

Progressing routinely to the fifth round of the FA Cup in the last three campaigns, Russell Martin's squad is determined to extend its presence in the tournament, relying on their recent dominant home form, where they claimed nine straight triumphs across all competitions.

Thanks to a dominant weekend display against the Championship rock-bottom side, the Saints have forged an exceptional 23-game streak without suffering setback, making their likelihood of advancing past the fourth-round hurdle quite respectable, especially considering their lethal finishing in front of goal, netting 4+ goals in four of the last five home affairs.

Standing in their way is the Watford team whose recent displays are not showing promising signs, especially considering their unbeaten streak of seven competitive contests came to a halt on Saturday after succumbing to a narrow 0-1 loss against mid-table fellow Cardiff on their own turf, following three straight stalemates.

Simultaneously, it cannot be argued that Southampton will have an easy task midweek, considering that the Hornets have left a commendable impression on the road, going through seven away fixtures without being beaten (W4, D3), including the fact that they held the promotion contenders to a low-scoring 1-1 draw both times at Vicarage Road.

However, securing the equalizer just moments from the start of stoppage time could further ignite the boys under Russell Martin's leadership to showcase their full brilliance in the replay and book a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup for the fourth year in a row. Energized by dominant performances before their faithful supporters, and showcasing an incredible offensive edge, the Saints are likely to be overpowering for Watford.

Southampton vs Watford Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Watford

    1 : 1

    Southampton

    FA Cup

  2. Watford

    1 : 1

    Southampton

    Championship

  3. Watford

    0 : 0

    Southampton

    Club Friendlies 3

  4. Southampton

    1 : 2

    Watford

    Premier League

  5. Watford

    0 : 1

    Southampton

    Premier League

Southampton

Southampton team news

Considering it's a cup contest, coach Russell Martin might opt once again to deploy backup goalkeeper Joe Lumley ahead of the first-choice keeper Gavin Bazunu, just as he did at Vicarage Road in late December.

While Juan Larios and Ross Stewart are guaranteed to be sidelined with serious injuries, midfielder Joe Aribo is also out for some time until he returns from international duty, competing in the AFCON semifinal alongside Nigeria against South Africa.

Last matches of Southampton

  1. Rotherham United

    0 : 2

    Southampton

    Championship

  2. Watford

    1 : 1

    Southampton

    FA Cup

  3. Swansea City

    1 : 3

    Southampton

    Championship

  4. Southampton

    4 : 0

    Sheffield Wednesday

    Championship

  5. Southampton

    4 : 0

    Walsall

    FA Cup

Southampton lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 13

    Joe Lumley

Defenders

  • 29

    Jayden Meghoma

  • 5

    Jack Stephens

  • 21

    Taylor Harwood-Bellis

  • 2

    Kyle Walker-Peters

Midfielders

  • 17

    Stuart Armstrong

  • 24

    Shea Charles

  • 19

    Joe Rothwell

Forwards

  • 18

    Sekou Mara

  • 10

    Che Adams

  • 9

    Adam Armstrong

Watford

Watford team news

Meanwhile, Watford will visit Championship title contenders Southampton without the services of Edo Kayemba, who has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations for DR Congo with a calf injury.

Edo's compatriot Jeremy Ngakia has been sidelined for an extended period with a broken ankle he suffered in early November, while Hornets boss Valerien Ismael is expected to use an identical XI against the Saints as in the FA Cup first leg.

Last matches of Watford

  1. Watford

    0 : 1

    Cardiff City

    Championship

  2. Sheffield Wednesday

    0 : 0

    Watford

    Championship

  3. Watford

    1 : 1

    Southampton

    FA Cup

  4. Bristol City

    1 : 1

    Watford

    Championship

  5. Queens Park Rangers

    1 : 2

    Watford

    Championship

Watford lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Daniel Bachmann

Defenders

  • 6

    Jamal Lewis

  • 4

    Wesley Hoedt

  • 15

    Matthew Pollock

  • 45

    Ryan Andrews

Midfielders

  • 3

    Francisco Sierralta

  • 18

    Yaser Asprilla

  • 16

    Giorgi Chakvetadze

  • 11

    Ismael Kone

  • 37

    Matheus Martins

Forwards

  • 19

    Vakoun Bayo

3 Reasons why we expect Southampton to Win

  1. Southampton is on an outstanding run of nine consecutive victories in front of their home crowd.
  2. Southampton has netted four goals in the opponents' net in four of the last five home affairs.
  3. Watford is on a streak of four winless matches, recording three draws and one defeat.

Main prediction Southampton - Watford

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Southampton vs Watford - FAQ

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Who is Southampton's player to watch?

With an impressive tally of 15 goals to his name, Adam Armstrong is the leading scorer for the Saints this season.

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Who is Watford's player to watch?

Mileta Rajovic has scored nine goals for the Hornets this term, making him the top scorer for the team.