Our prediction for this Premier League match:
As expected, Watford suffered a 3-1 loss to Manchester City at Etihad Stadium in their first game of the year. The Hornets failed to spoil the Citizens’ party at Etihad Stadium, but they are surely capable of grabbing something from Saturday’s football match against Southampton. Watford proved their worth in a 3-0 win over Bristol City in the FA Cup and a victory over the Saints will see them retain their spot in top ten in the Premier League standings. Southampton do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment and it has to be noted that they are on a nine-game winless run in the English top flight ahead of the trip to Watford. A close encounter is on the cards and we predict that the Hornets and the Saints are going to share the spoils at Vicarage Road Stadium on Matchday 23.
Highlighted Player (Jerome Sinclair):
Jerome Sinclair is an English footballer who plays for Watford. The youngster usually operates as a striker and he started his professional career at Liverpool in 2012. After ending his loan spell with Wigan Athletic in 2015, Jerome Sinclair signed a deal with Watford for a fee of £4 million on 30 June, 2016. The rising star has five caps for the England U17 team and he scored one goal for the Three Lions youth team. Jerome Sinclair was born on 20 September, 1996 in the city of Birmingham and it has to be noted that on 26 September 2012 he broke Jack Robinson’s record as Liverpool’s youngest ever player. He was 16 years and 6 days old when he came off the bench during the League Cup clash between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion. Jerome Sinclair has netted a total of 22 goals for Liverpool youth teams, while finding the net for the senior team in the 2015/2016 FA Cup campaign as well.
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.