Premier League

Southampton vs Watford: TV channel, team news, lineups & prediction

Jamie Spencer
Southampton and Watford meet in the Premier League on Sunday
Southampton and Watford meet in the Premier League on Sunday / Alex Pantling/GettyImages
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Southampton and Watford go head to head in the Premier League this weekend, having both played in midweek in rearranged games that were previously postponed.

The Saints have suddenly lost twice in quick succession against Aston Villa and Newcastle, ending what had been a top run of form, although the visiting Hornets have generally found wins hard to come by all season and were beaten heavily on Thursday by Wolves.

It was Southampton who won the reverse of this fixture back in October thanks to a single first half goal from Che Adams.

This is everything you need to know about this weekend's clash...


How to watch Southampton vs Watford on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 13 March, 14:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? St Mary's
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports News* (UK), Peacock Premium (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, BBC Match of the Day 2
Referee? Graham Scott
VAR? Peter Bankes

*score updates only


Southampton team news & predicted lineup

Only centre-back Lyanco and goalkeeper Alex McCarthy are definitely ruled out for the Saints here, while Nathan Tella will be assessed.

Predicted lineup: Forster; Livramento, Salisu, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; S. Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Elyounoussi; Adams, Broja


Watford team news & predicted lineup

Joao Pedro is still a doubt for the Hornets after missing their midweek fixture following a positive Covid-19 test. Ismaila Sarr and Nicolas Nkoulou are both out, while Kiko Femenia could be a doubt after being forced off early last time out.

Peter Etebo is in contention for his first start since making a comeback from the bench.

Predicted lineup: Foster; Femenia, Cathcart, Samir, Kamara; Sissoko, Louza, Etebo; Hernandez, Dennis, King


Southampton vs Watford score prediction

Despite briefly steadying when Roy Hodgson arrived, Watford have started shipping goals at an alarming rate once more - seven in their last two games alone.

That gives a Southampton side that has typically been very good at home all season a great chance to put things right from their perspective after a sudden slump.

Prediction: Southampton 3-0 Watford


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