Premier League

Could This Saints Side Sting The Hornets?

 • by Danny Lee
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Southampton travel to Vicarage Road on Saturday, full of confidence after a hard fought win in what seemed, on paper at least, to be a tough away tie to Championship side Fulham in the FA Cup.

Watford also overcame Championship opposition too, beating Carabao Cup semi-finalists, Bristol City.

However both sides league form is looking slightly bleak, Southampton will be fully aware of the threat that Watford pose going forward, but will be confident they can get at the Hornets’ defence.

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

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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.

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