Watford boss Roy Hodgson has come in so late in the season that he is still searching for his best XI and is also unsure about which formation to use, which is far from ideal when you are stuck in the bottom three with time running out to get out of trouble.
The Hornets have won only one of Hodgson’s seven games in charge and it’s hard to see where the improvement they need will come from now.
Southampton have been very strong at St Mary’s this season, so this is another difficult game for Watford. Mind you, most games look hard when you are a run like they are on.
Lawro’s prediction: 2-0
ArrDee’s prediction: I can’t see a lot of goals in these games. 1-0
Fcvck the game fvck Saints
Dumped the lot of ‘em out of my FPL team, played my Wildcard to give me the chance to have SOME players earning points in GW 30 and in this weekends’ double game week.
My Border trip to Ukraine never happened but I am actually back over the other border Sunday bringing clients back from deepest Slovakia across crazy snowy mountain roads with ice and no crach barriers and sheer drops and FFS.
No Saints players in my FPL team, unable to watch/listen. Easy Saints win then
Horrible premonitions about this game - manager struggling to find best team, team struggling to find a win, etc etc.
We are known as being over generous to those teams below us, and they must have a striker who has been waiting for months to hit the back of the net.
As someone has commented, saints can win against teams above them, but will lose against those below them.
Strategy for next year - obviously start fairly badly, keep close to the bottom until Xmas, and with most teams above us, we can go on a winning streak for three months and finish well!