Saints travel to Watford full of confidence after the recent improvement in form. Though wins are not flowing regularly the improved performances build the hope that this matter will shortly be addressed satisfactorily.
Their last six away games have brought 2 wins 3 draws and a defeat.
Watford will be confident that they can keep the points at home with 4 wins and 2 draws from their last six home games.
Watford Team News:
Tomasz Kusczak the Manchester United goalkeeper could play his first game after joining on loan, as could striker Marcello Trotta who is on loan from Fulham.
Player to watch: Tomasz Kusczak
The United keeper could be busy if Saints play as they can and will have a chance to shine.
Southampton Team News:
Danny Butterfield could return to the squad after stepping up his comeback in training, whilst Frazer Richardson and Jos Hooiveld also hope to be fit again.
Player to watch: Rickie Lambert
Rickie is a far better player than the one we signed as he has added superb holding play and distribution to his natural goal-scoring.
Match Facts & Stats
Watford have won 12, drawn 7 and lost just 1 when at home to the Saints. This statistic is one that needs urgent attention.
Mr. Tony Bates officiates.
Mr. B Holderness and Mr. D Robathan assist. The Fourth Official is Mr. I. Cooper.
Saints to win by 1-2.