Date/time: 09/09/2017, 15:00 (UK), 10:00 ET, 07:00 PT (USA)
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, UK
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Radio: BBC Radio Solent (UK)
Southampton remain unbeaten in the Premier League under new manager Mauricio Pellegrino, but a five-point haul and the performances from his side against Swansea City, West Ham and Huddersfield Town has underwhelmed a good number of fans at St. Mary’s so far.
This week’s visitors, Watford, also have five points from their opening three games, though the Hornets have looked much improved under the leadership of former Hull City boss Marco Silva since his move in the summer.
In team news, new summer signing Wesley Hoedt could well make his Southampton and could even be joined by fellow Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, who was angling for a move away to Liverpool all summer. Otherwise, Saints do not have any fresh injury worries.
Watford could welcome back defenders Younes Kaboul and Daryl Janmaat following spells sidelined through injury. Jose Holebas is also available after serving a suspension.
Stats Zone (via BBC Sport):
Southampton are unbeaten in their last seven league meetings with Watford (W4, L3).
The Hornets' last victory against Southampton was 3-0 in the Championship at St. Mary's in 2008.
Southampton have failed to score in eight of their last 11 Premier League matches, including two games this season.
Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino played in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Watford in the 2005 League Cup semi-final second leg.
Nathan Redmond has registered four goals and one assist in his last three Premier League games against Watford.
Fraser Forster has kept 35 Premier League clean sheets since the start of the 2014-15 season, more than any other English goalkeeper.
Watford could remain unbeaten in their opening four games of a top-flight season for the first time.
The Hornets are vying to win their opening two away league games for the first time since 1998.
Marco Silva last won back-to-back away league games in April 2016, while coach of Olympiakos.
Bet 365: Southampton: 13/20 - Draw: 3/1 - Watford: 19/4
Bet Victor: Southampton: 4/6 - Draw: 29/10 - Watford: 19/4
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