Southampton VS Watford

Soccer League 11:30 AM ET

Friday

06/28/2020

SiriusXM FC, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBCSports.com, NBCSN, NBC Sports App, Telemundo (US)

Spread: -1 (-115); +0.5 (+104)

Over/Under: -110; -101

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Watford and Southampton will slug it out in an English Premier League showdown at the Vicarage Road on Sunday. Watford look to clinch vital points to stay in the Premier League next season while Southampton seek to pull off a late surge to end up in the Top 10 of the table. The two teams came off losses on Thursday with the Saints succumbing to Arsenal and Watford losing a close one to Burnley. A victory for the Ralph Hasenhuettl-managed Southampton would keep them in striking distance in the Top 10 while a win by Nigel Pearson’s side would put a barrier between them and three relegation-threatened teams – West Ham, Bournemouth and Aston Villa.

Watford (6-10-15 win-draw-loss, 28 points) succumbed to a 0-1 loss at Burnley on Thursday that kept them one point ahead of fellow strugglers West Ham United, AFC Bournemouth and Aston Villa. The Hornets had no answer for Jay Rodriguez in the 73rd minute as their offense went out of sync after an impressive draw against Leicester City. Watford were dominated in possessions (54%-46%) and shots on goal (5-4). The sources of offense for the Hornets have been balanced this season with four men scoring at least four goals. Troy Deeney leads the team with six followed by Ismaila Sarr, who has five in 20 appearances. Abdoulaye Doucoure and Gerard Deulofeu, meanwhile, have four goals each for the Hornets, who will also count on their defense to overpower Southampton. Ben Foster is expected to man the pipes anew for Watford as he has nine clean sheets and 90 saves in 30 games this season. The Hornets have an impressive 5-5 mark against the spread in the last 10 games, including a 3-1 ATS Home mark. They are 4-5-1 in over/under (1-2-1 O/U Home).

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On the other side, Southampton (11-4-16, 37 points) failed to duplicate their performance against Norwich as they were victimized by an inspired Arsenal on Thursday. Southampton keeper Alex McCarthy had a hand in the first goal of the match as his casual pass was intercepted by Eddie Nketiah, who walked the ball into an empty net. The goal custodian allowed a second goal for Arsenal an hour later when he failed to block the fierce attempt by Joe Willock. To rub more salt on Southampton’s wounds, Jack Stephens was sent off in the 84th minute for taking down Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Despite the setback, they are still 10 points away from relegation but it kept them from moving up the upper half of the table. Southampton will rely on Danny Ings’ goal-scoring abilities to bounce back from this setback. This season, Ings has scored 16 Premier League goals and will look to score more with seven games remaining. Southampton can also rely on the offense of James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong in case Ings is checked. Despite the sloppy play, McCarthy, who has five clean sheets and 59 saves in 20 starts this season, is expected to start as goalkeeper for the Saints. Over the past 10 games, Southampton is 4-6 against the spread, including a 3-2 Away ATS record. The Saints are 5-4-1 in over/under (3-1-1 O/U Away).

Watford vs Southampton: Going into this game, Watford have a -1 spread while Southampton owns a +1 spread. The total for the match is 2.5. The Saints have dominated their last 10 head-to-head matches, with a 4-5-1 record. Southampton are expected to win the match, 2-1.

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Watford vs Southampton

English Premier League

Time: 11:30 AM ET

Location: Vicarage Road

Date: Sunday 06/28/2020

TV: SiriusXM FC, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBCSports.com, NBCSN, NBC Sports App, Telemundo (US)

Spread: -1 (-115); +0.5 (+104)

Over/Under: -110; -101

Total: 2.5

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