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Southampton vs Watford 2018 FA Cup Preview and Predictions

Game
FA Cup
Date & Time Saturday January 27, 2018, 10:00 AM (EST)
The Line
Southampton (20/21) Draw (11/4) Watford (7/2)
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Soccer | FA Cup

Southampton will be at home for their next fixture as they take on Watford in the FA Cup. This is a game between two of the better teams in the competition but it will be interesting to see how they line up in a game which might not mean much to either side.

Southampton are a team that is struggling at the moment. The players are not clicking together and the main focus looks like avoiding relegation. This side has been poor and the added pressure of the FA Cup is something which I am not sure the Saints will be wanting. In addition to that, Watford are a pretty good side and it seems very unlikely that this will be an easy game for the home side.

Things were looking very good for Watford but now things seems to have fallen apart. The manager got fired for loyalty issues while the team is now losing games. This is not what the Hornets would have wanted at this stage of the season after such a great start. The FA Cup is a second chance for Watford since this is a tournament that they can still do very well in. Watford are in no relegation danger so I am assuming they will try hard in the FA Cup.

With all that in mind, I am going to predict that Watford will win this game. The Hornets will care much more about the FA Cup and as a result they should be good enough to get the job done. This should be an easy game for the Hornets since I don’t expect a strong side from Southampton since the Saints have a big game in the Premier League in a few days. We are getting a good price to bet on the outright result and as a result that is the best bet for this game.

Pick:
Watford

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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