Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Southampton will be aiming to build on a 2-0 win over Rotherham United when they take on Watford in the FA Cup replay. The Saints have been scoring goals for fun of late and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Midfielder Joe Aribo is still on international duty, while all James Bree, Ross Stewart, Juan Larios, and Kamaldeen Sulemana are out of contention with injuries.
The Hornets, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their four-game winless run in all competitions. As Watford failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Cardiff City, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Southampton. Both Edo Kayembe and Jeremy Ngakia are out of contention with injuries, while fit-again midfielder Ken Sema is pushing for a start. Vakoun Issouf Bayo should keep his place up front as a lone forward.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.