Southampton face a trip to Watford at Vicarage Road Stadium on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Saints will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them taste defeat on 11 occasions, and draw 6, from the 18 games played.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in December 2005, with Watford running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Championship match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Mon 20 Mar||Southampton||1 - 3||Watford||CHMP|
|2005/2006||Mon 26 Dec||Watford||3 - 0||Southampton||CHMP|
|2004/2005||Tue 09 Nov||Watford||5 - 2||Southampton||LGEC|
|2002/2003||Sun 13 Apr||Southampton||2 - 1||Watford||FAC|
|1999/2000||Sat 15 Apr||Southampton||2 - 0||Watford||PREM|
|1999/2000||Tue 28 Dec||Watford||3 - 2||Southampton||PREM|
|1987/1988||Sat 05 Mar||Watford||0 - 1||Southampton||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Watford are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Hornets, with 4 goals against.
Southampton have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Saints's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 8 against.
Watford are holding the final promotion place in the Coca-Cola Championship, and have accumulated 9 points from the 4 games they have played so far. Southampton's 6 points from 4 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Hornets. Home win
|Watford||Won 3 successive home games.|
4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
|Southampton||12 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 16 outings ago.