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Bitesize Prediction: Watford vs Southampton – 09/12/23

Competition: Championship

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 4/5 @ Pribet

In what could prove to be an enjoyable affair from Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon, Watford will welcome Southampton to town.

Starting with the hosts, while Watford might have opened the 2023/24 campaign at the heart of a real Championship struggle, the Hornets do appear to have turned a recent corner. Although Valerien Ismael’s men might face a real uphill battle in their bid to claim a play-off ticket this season, the former West Brom boss should find the mood in his camp at a real high. Last seen putting in another stellar display as they secured a 2-1 win away at Hull, Watford have won three of their previous four second-tier showdowns on either side of November’s international break. With their recent purple patch underlined by an action-packed 3-2 victory against Norwich last month, Ismael’s men should also be excited by their continued success on home soil. Including a 5-0 romp against Rotherham on November 11th, the Hornets have collected 10 points from their last four contests at Vicarage Road.

As for the visitors, although Southampton might have endured a public struggle back in September, the Saints have come roaring back in a dominant fashion. Skyrocketing their way up the Championship standings and with a Premier League return at the top of their agenda, Russell Martin’s men are unbeaten in each of their previous 11 appearances across all formats – a run that stems all the way back to September 23rd. Breaking their way into the play-off places and riding a recent wave of momentum, Southampton should also be excited by their success away from St. Mary’s. Despite being last seen on their travels settling for a 1-1 stalemate against Huddersfield, Saturday’s guests have not lost any of their previous five showdowns away from the south coast. In what could be an enjoyable affair from Vicarage Road this weekend, we are backing both teams to get on the scoresheet here.

Bet: Both teams to score at Watford vs Southampton 4/5 for Saturday’s Championship contest @ Pribet

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