Confirmed: Watford and Southampton line-ups

Watford Score

Here is how Watford and Southampton will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Watford welcome Southampton to Vicarage Road this afternoon in a match both sides will be desperate to win.

Neither side has won a game in the league so far this season, although Watford are undefeated having drawn with Everton and West Bromwich Albion thus far.

In contrast, Southampton drew 2-2 with Newcastle United on the opening weekend before losing 3-0 to Everton last time out.

Saints manager Ronald Koeman will want his side to put that match behind them and get back to winning ways quickly, but that will be easier said than done against a resilient Watford side that will be a challenge for most sides in the division following their promotion.

These two sides have only met twice before in the Premier League and they have one win apiece.

With just one victory in their last eight league matches (spanning this season and last) Southampton really have to turn a corner and quickly, especially with the added pressure of European competition.

Watford lineup

Starting:

  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Craig Cathcart
  • José Holebas
  • Nyom
  • Sebastian Prödl
  • Ikechi Anya
  • Valon Behrami
  • Etienne Capoue
  • Jurado
  • Troy Deeney
  • Odion Ighalo

Substitutes: Giedrius Arlauskis, Miguel Britos, Miguel Layún, Almen Abdi, Ben Watson, Alessandro Diamanti, Fernando Forestieri.

Southampton lineup

Starting:

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Steven Caulker
  • Cédric Soares
  • Jose Fonte
  • Matt Targett
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Steven Davis
  • Sadio Mané
  • Oriol Romeu
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Graziano Pellè

Substitutes: Kelvin Davis, Cuco Martina, Dusan Tadic, James Ward-Prowse, Juanmi, Shane Long, Jay Rodriguez.

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