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Pick & Share Your Watford XI To Beat Southampton

 • by Tom Bodell
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Watford will be desperate to mark the first anniversary of the death of legendary manager Graham Taylor with a win when they host Southampton on Saturday.

The Hornets’ greatest manager passed away on January 12, 2017 having won six promotions across two spells with the Hornets, as well as reaching the 1984 FA Cup final where they were beaten by Everton.

Mauricio Pellegrino‘s Saints are the visitors to what will be an emotionally-charged Vicarage Road as Watford look to pick up consecutive wins for the first time since late November after dumping Bristol City out of the FA Cup last weekend.

Marco Silva‘s side will be without Kiko Femenía (hamstring), Will Hughes (hamstring), Miguel Britos (foot), Younès Kaboul (metatarsal), Nathaniel Chalobah (knee) and Tommie Hoban (ACL).

Meanwhile, Craig Cathcart (knee) and Isaac Success (knee) are building up their fitness following long-term injuries.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Watford side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.

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