The bottom two in the Premier League meet at St. Mary's on Saturday, as Southampton host Watford.
Southampton have been hugely disappointing this season, registering just two Premier League wins so far as the R
Where to Watch
|When is Kick Off?||Saturday 30 November|
|What Time is Kick Off?||17:30|
|Where Is it Played?||St Mary's|
|TV Channel / Live Stream||Sky Sports Premier League|
Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong has not recovered from the hamstring injury he picked up during the latter stages of the Saints' draw with Arsenal last weekend.
Sofiane Boufal may also miss the fixture after he stubbed his toe on his kitchen table. However, Southampton could see the return of
|Southampton||McCarthy; Cedric, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond; Obafemi, Ings.|
|Watford||Foster; Kiko, Cathcart, Mariappa, Holebas; Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes; Deulofeu, Gray, Sarr.|
Head to Head
This will be the 84th meeting between Southampton and Watford. Saturday's hosts have the edge, winning 35 of the encounters, while Watford have come out on top on 26 occasions. The remaining 22 contests between the pair have ended all square.
Both of the fixtures between the two sides last season finished 1-1, with Shane Long scoring the fastest goal in Premier League history the last time the two teams met.
Southampton are in a wretched run of form, and are without a win in the Premier League since they beat Sheffield United 1-0 on 14 September.
Their performance against Arsenal suggested an upturn in results may be around the corner, as they ended their run of three straight Premier League defeats.
Both sides have been on the end of humblings this season; Southampton losing 9-0 at home to Leicester, while Manchester City were responsible for the 8-0 mauling of Watford.
The pair have improved considerably at the back since, with Watford's 3-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley last weekend the first time the Hornets had conceded more than two goals since that fateful day at the Etihad in September.
Watford's signs of improvement paid dividends three weeks ago against Norwich, as they registered their first win of the season. However, their mounting defensive injury issues were as clear as day during the defeat to Burnley.
Here's a look at their most recent results.
|Arsenal 2-2 Southampton (23/11)||Watford 0-3 Burnley (23/11)|
|Southampton 1-2 Everton (9/11)||Norwich 0-2 Watford (8/11)|
|Manchester City 2-1 Southampton (2/11)||Watford 1-2 Chelsea (2/11)|
|Manchester City 3-1 Southampton (29/10)||Everton 2-0 Watford (29/10)|
|Southampton 0-9 Leicester (25/10)||Watford 0-0 Bournemouth (26/10)|
This is a must win game for both sides, and victory for one will leave the other well adrift at the bottom of the table.
Southampton are yet to win at St. Mary's this season, and they unlikely to be handed a better chance to rectify that than on Saturday.
Watford have a mountain of injury problems and are particularly short in defence, as Burnley found to their delight last weekend.
If Southampton can produce a similar performance to the one they put in at Arsenal in their last outing, they can take advantage of Watford's defensive woes and register a much needed win.
Prediction: Southampton 2-1 Watford