Our match prediction:
Southampton play host to Watford at St. Mary’s Stadium in the opening match of their 2016/2017 Premier League campaign. Over the years the Saints have established themselves as a top-table side in the English elite division, but seeing that the likes of Mane and Pelle left the club in the summer transfer window, we are not tempted to put our money on Claude Puel’s troops this time out. Watford finished the last season in 13th place in the standings and they will be more than happy should they happen to secure yet another elite division survival. The club chiefs did well to reinforce the club in the summer transfer window and we predict that the Hornets are capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s football match against Southampton. The Hornets failed to score in previous four meetings with the Saints, but the time has come for the Vicarage Road Stadium outfit to put an end to the negative trend.
Highligted Player (Forster):
Originating from Hexham, Fraser Forster is an English goalkeeper who spent his early career at Newcastle United, but surprisingly did not make a single Premier League appearance during the seven years at St James’ Park. Forster first showed promise during the loan spell with Norwich City, but it was the stint with Celtic that earned him wide acclaim and saw him become an England international. After spending four years at Parkhead, the highly rated goalkeeper returned to the Premier League to sign for Southampton and he has since acted as club’s number one goalkeeper. Forster has been a member of the England national team since 2013, usually acting as a back up for Joe Hart, making a handful of appearances in international friendlies. Forster was in the Three Lions squad at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016, and with quite a few of good years in front of him, the towering goalkeeper should get the opportunity to win few more England caps before he retires from football.
Highlighted Team (Watford):
Watford FC is a English football club founded in 1881 and is playing it’s home games in the Vicarage Road which holds a capacity of 21 000 seats. Watford managed to promote to the Premier League in 2014/2015 after playing for 8 years in lower football divisions. The club colours of Watford are yellow and red. The away kit of Watford in the current season is in blue. Watford FC is also known as The Hornets of which their fans are very proud of.Watford FC never won any title in the clubs history. In the season 1983/1984 Watford managed to qualify for the UEFA Cup (former Europa League) where the club got knocked out in the best of 16 round after playing against Sparta Praha. Watford FC is a stereotype UK football club where working hard is more important than talent. Well known football players that ever played for Watford FC are Ben Foster, John Barnes, Ashley Young, Luke Young and David James.