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Ace Football previews the Championship round 43 match between Southampton and Watford and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Watford go up against Southampton on Saturday for a Championship meeting at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Ranked as number 4 in the Championship standings, The Saints, have so far collected 78 points this season, while Watford collected 52 points. This puts them up as number 14 after 42 rounds.


Form: Southampton vs Watford

Southampton Form

Southampton have seen it all in their last three matches, which gave them four points. First, they went down 3-2 against Ipswich, before picking up a 0-0 draw against Blackburn. Their latest match brought a 2-1 win in their encounter with Coventry. Southampton won half of their previous six matches on home soil in the Championship, while also drawing one. They suffered two defeats, while they scored 14 and conceded 11 goals.

Watford Form

Having collected three points from their previous three matches without winning, Watford are on the lookout for a win again. Against West Bromwich, they settled for a 2-2 draw, before splitting the points with Preston in a 0-0 draw. In their latest match, they once again had to settle for a single point after drawing 0-0 against Ipswich. In their last six away matches in the Championship, Watford won twice, while also recording two draws. They endured two defeats in this run, with a scoreline from these matches saying seven goals conceded and six scored.

Betting stats for Southampton and Watford

Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between Southampton and Watford. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.

  • Southampton have scored in 35 of the last 37 matches
  • Southampton have scored in 32 of the last 33 matches in the Championship
  • Southampton have scored in the last 18 home matches in a row
  • Southampton have scored in 27 of the last 28 home matches in the Championship
  • In 11 of the last 12 Southampton home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Watford have not won 14 of the last 16 matches
  • Watford have not won 12 of the last 14 matches in the Championship
  • Watford have not lost 10 of the last 12 away matches in the Championship
  • Watford have scored in 10 of the last 12 away matches in the Championship
  • In 7 of the last 9 Watford matches the sum of goals was under 3.5

Players on top: Southampton vs Watford

Scoring 20 goals during a Championship campaign is just the sort of form, every club adores in a player. Adam Armstrong is out to extend his current momentum, and the upcoming game should be a good opportunity to add another goal to his name. Picking Adam Armstrong to score seems like a no-brainer currently.

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Full-time result

Southampton claimed seven wins, drew one and lost two of their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. Watford won three, drew four and lost three of their last 10 games away. The last five Championship matches for Watford ended in a draw. Southampton have not lost to Watford in 4 consecutive meetings.

Both teams to score

Surprisingly, Southampton only scored the first goal of the match in three out of their last ten games. Watford got the opening goal in five out of their last ten away games. Both teams have scored in the last 6 consecutive home games Southampton played. Watford managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches. Southampton have scored in 4 consecutive league meetings with Watford.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals came out seven times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Southampton, who scored an average of 1.7 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for Watford, who managed to score 0.9 times in those matches.

Recommended tip: Southampton vs Watford

In conclusion, the upcoming game between Southampton and Watford seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this Championship match.

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