Watford vs Southampton Odds – Saturday 4th March 2017 – 15:00
Watford are 5/2 with the draw at 11/5 and Southampton are 23/20
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Watford welcome Southampton to Vicarage Road this Saturday, with both sides looking for an all important win.
The Hornets come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against West Ham at home.
Troy Deeney (3), opened the scoring for the Hornets, with the skipper giving Watford the perfect start from the penalty spot.
Andre Ayew (73) equalised for the Hammers late in the second half, with just his second goal of the season.
Michail Antonio was sent off in the 86th minute, adding insult to injury for the Hammers, who held out for a valuable point.
Mazzarri looking for win
Walter Mazzarri has enjoyed a mixed start to life as a Premier League manager, but his side have been excellent in patches.
It’s been nearly a month since their last win, with a 2-1 win against Burnley at Vicarage Road at the start of Feb.
Watford come into this match in 12th position, they are just one points ahead of Southampton who are in 13th position.
Mazzarri will be hoping there is plenty more to come from this Watford side, they have just 12 games left.
Home Side Underdogs
Watford come into this match as the underdogs, despite enjoying home advantage and their excellent home record.
The Hornets will be looking to produce their 9th win of the season, and put pressure on the teams above them.
Watford will be looking to better their recent record against Southampton, they have failed to win in the last six meetings.
Saints Looking To League
Southampton come into this match after cup heartbreak, losing 3-2 against Manchester United in the EFL Cup Final.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (19) scored the opening goal of the game, his 23rd goal of the season was an excellent free kick.
Jesse Lingard (38) scored his second goal in a final, after last years goal in the FA Cup final.
Southampton found a way back into the match in the first half, with Manolo Gabbiadini scoring his third goal in as many games (45+1).
The Italian scored from close range (48) to level the scoring for the Saints, who were sensing an unlikely victory.
But Zlatan Ibrahimovic (87) scored his 24th of the season and his second of the night, to give Mourinho his first trophy as United manager.
Saints Unearth Another
Claude Puel will be delighted with their performance despite the result, he will also be delighted with the form of Gabbiadini.
The January signing from Napoli has been a revelation, with five goals in his last three matches for the Saints.
They will now be looking to the Premier League, with the squad more than capable of a top ten finish.
Southampton come into the match as favourites, with the Saints backed to recover quickly from their cup final defeat.
Claude Puel’s side will be looking to return to winning ways, and break into the top ten come the end of the season.
The Saints will be looking to better their overall record against Watford, with the Saints winning 9, drawing 7 and losing 10 of their 26 meetings.
Both teams are 10/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Watford are Troy Deeney at 13/2 with Mbaye Niang at 7/1. For Southampton, Manolo Gabbiadini is at 4/1 with Shane Long and Jay Rodriguez at 5/1.
The last time that these two sides met they drew 1-1 and the odds of the same result are 9/2.
Watford vs Southampton Odds
Tip 1 – Gabbiadini to score first @ 4/1
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 14/1