Watford host second place Southampton at Vicarage Road on Saturday fresh after a 4-0 drubbing by Crystal Palace last Saturday. Southampton come into the game after beating Derby 4-0 on Saturday, the same result Watford lost at St. Marys. Judging this the omens are not looking to good. Watford are strong at home this season whereas Southmapton are not as good away. Watford could give a debut to Tomasz Kuszczak, who signed on an emergency loan from Manchester United, who would naturally come in for Scott Loach with Loach dropping to the bench. Marcello Trotta, who has signed on a youth loan on Thursday is also pushing for a start. It is not known yet whether Deeney or Murray will be fit to play with both missing the defeat at Selhurst Park. Watford are still without long term absentee's Martin Taylor and Stephen McGinn who are slowly but surely recovering from their injuries. There are no new injury concerns for Watford. Hopefully the defeat at Selhurst Park will not be repeated and the defense don't have another mare.
Southampton team news to be updated shortly. Rickie Lambert, the league top scorer, is expected to start against the Horn's as is Tandarnari Lee who opened his account in England with a fine goal against Derby.
SUBS: Loach, Dicko, Yeates, Buaben Garner/Iwelumo/Massey
SUBS: Martin, Sharp, Puncheon, Hammond, Connelly.
I can't see Watford winning here, we will be brushed aside with ease. I predict a 3-0 to Southampton I'm afraid. I would happily take a point though
See you lot later I'm off for a mates 21st back on Sunday!