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Watford vs Southampton predictions: FA Cup tips, odds and team news

Watford and Southampton meet in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Sunday at 2pm (UK time).

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*Odds correct as of 13:00 on January 27

It’s now been five years since Watford were in the FA Cup final, beaten 6-0 by Manchester City in a ruthless second-half performance, and their showing in the competition hasn’t been good since. The Hornets exited the FA Cup in the third round in each of the past four seasons, including the very next campaign when they were dumped out by League One side Tranmere Rovers after a replay. But they ended their fourth round drought this year, knocking out National League side Chesterfield in what was a close 2-1 result.

Southampton, meanwhile, are hoping to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup for the fourth season running. That run started in 2020/21 when they made it to the semi-final, before losing to eventual winners Chelsea. But, it’s been a weird pattern of regression. The following year, Southampton were beaten in the quarter-finals by Manchester City, before losing in the fifth round to League Two side Grimsby Town last year. Will there be a fourth-round exit this year? They beat League Two side Walsall to reach this stage.

Watford vs Southampton predictions

Watford vs Southampton: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 8/13 with Bet365
Correct Score Watford 1-1 Southampton 13/2 with Midnite
First Goalscorer Adam Armstrong 9/2 with BoyleSports

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The stats behind our Watford vs Southampton predictions:

  • There have been fewer than three goals scored in six of Southampton’s last seven away games.
  • Southampton have scored the opening goal of the game in each of their last eight matches.
  • Both teams have scored in each of Watford’s last six home matches.
  • Southampton are unbeaten in their last 10 away matches (five wins and five draws).
  • Southampton have scored under 1.5 goals in nine of their last 12 road games.

Watford vs Southampton match tip

Draw and BTTS @ 18/5 with BetVictor

Southampton beat Swansea away from home last time out in the Championship, a 3-1 victory to reignite their automatic promotion hopes. However, that was a departure from the norm. Saints have drawn five of their last seven away games, with four of those matches finishing 1-1 and the other a 2-2 draw.

Watford vs Southampton Bet-Builder tip

BTTS, Double Chance: Draw/Southampton, Adam Armstrong to score anytime

As well as Southampton’s recent drawing record, away from home across the entirety of the season the Saints have brought goals. Both teams have scored in 11 of their 15 away matches this season, while they are unbeaten in their last 10 on the road. Looking to get amongst the goals for Southampton will be Adam Armstrong, who is on 14 for the season in the Championship, though he is yet to feature in the FA Cup.

Watford vs Southampton
Reason for tip

Both teams have scored in 11 of Southampton's 15 away games this season.

Reason for tip

Southampton are unbeaten in their last 10 away matches, winning five and drawing five.

Reason for tip

Adam Armstrong has scored 14 goals in the Championship this season.

Watford vs Southampton team news

Watford team news

In  Out Doubtful
Jamal Lewis, Ken Sema Edo Kayembe, Jeremy Ngakia,td>

Jamal Lewis and Ken Sema are available for Watford following injury, with Edo Kayembe and Jeremy Ngakia the only absentees.Emmanuel Dennis could make his debut after signing in the week.

Southampton team news

In  Out Doubtful
Joe Aribo, Samuel Edozie, James Bree Kamaldeen Sulemana

Joe Aribo is on international duty but Kamaldeen Sulemana has returned to training though assistant manager Matt Gill said he will “take some time to get up to full speed”. Sam Edozie and James Bree are closer to returning, but won’t be available this weekend.

Joe Aribo is on international duty while Kamaldeen Sulemana is among those ruled out.

Watford vs Southampton head-to-head record

  • 9 December 2023 – Watford 1-1 Southampton – Championship
  • 13 March 2022 – Southampton 1-2 Watford – Premier League
  • 30 October 2021 – Watford 0-1 Southampton – Premier League
  • 28 June 2020 – Watford 1-3 Southampton – Premier League
  • 30 November 2019 – Southampton 2-1 Watford – Premier League

Watford are unbeaten in their past two games against Southampton, having gone seven matches without victory between 2018 and 2021.

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