Watford vs Southampton Live Friendly MATCH preview: Kick-off time, team news, TV channel, h2h

Watford vs Southampton Live Friendly MATCH preview: Kick-off time, team news, TV channel, h2h
The first Saturday of Premier League football for quite three months begins with Watford manager Nigel Pearson welcoming former club Leicester City to Vicarage Road during a 12.30pm kickoff.

The Hornets enter the match with only goal difference keeping them out of the relegation zone, 

whereas Leicester are flying high in third and appearance destined to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

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That 3-0 victory over previously unbeaten Liverpool was the newest during a string of positive home performances for the 

Hornets, who have only lost once in eight fixtures in their own back yard.

Having won each of their last three home fixtures against this opposition, 

they will back themselves to a minimum of avoid defeat this point out considering Brendan Rodgers’ men have only won once in five away matches – overcoming Brentford within the FA Cup.

Leicester remain eight points beyond fifth-placed Man United, though, and did return to winning ways a la mode 

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within the final Premier League game before play was suspended, thrashing Aston Villa 4-0.

Brendan Rodgers’s side could therefore record back-to-back league wins for the primary time this civil year should they beat Watford.

The Foxes are going to be deserved favourites to try to to just that considering they need scored more goals faraway from home alone

 than Watford have home and away this season, while also boasting one among the simplest defensive records within the division.

Watford vs Southampton Team News

Despite such an extended break, Watford still have variety of injury concerns for this match with Gerard Deulofeu, Daryl Janmaat and Isaac Success all sidelined.

Question marks hang over as many as five others players too, although the doubts surrounding Adam Masina, 

Will Hughes, Kiko Femenia, Craig Cathcart and Roberto Pereyra are much less serious and it’s possible that each one of them might be available to Pearson on Saturday.

Crucially, captain Troy Deeney is additionally likely to be in contention having initially refused to return to training thanks to fears over coronavirus.

Deeney has been involved in six goals from his last six Premier League home games – as many as he had in his previous 25 at Vicarage Road.

Leicester have their own talismanic striker to steer the road at the opposite end, with Jamie Vardy’s brace against Aston Villa 

before lockdown taking him to a league-high 19 for the season and 99 within the Premier League for his career.

One more goal for the 33-year-old would see him become just the 29th player to hitch the Premier League 100 club, 

and only the 16th to possess scored 100 goals for one club within the competition.

Leicester aren’t at full strength, though, with Ricardo Pereira still sidelined for the remainder of the campaign thanks to a knee injury and Daniel Amartey also sidelined.

Ayoze Perez are going to be assessed before the sport but should have shaken off a knock in time to feature, while on-loan defender Ryan Bennett is rated at 50-50.

Watford vs Southampton Line Up

Watford possible starting lineup:
Foster; Femenia, Kabasele, Cathcart, Masina; Hughes, Capoue; Sarr, Doucoure, Pereyra; Deeney

Leicester possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Perez, Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

Watford vs Southampton H2H

Watford have won three successive home league games against Leicester, all by a 2-1 scoreline.

All 10 of Watford’s Premier League points against the Foxes have come at Vicarage Road (W3, D1, L1).

Nine of the 11 Premier League encounters are won by the house side, including each of the past seven.

Leicester have scored altogether 19 top-flight meetings.

Date, time and venue

Watford vs Southampton is scheduled for an 12:30pm, Saturday 20th June 2020.

Vicarage Road Stadium will host the behind-closed-doors match, with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.

How to watch Watford vs Southampton

TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.

Match Details:
Watford vs Southampton
Friendly Match.
3:00pm, Saturday 23rd July 2022.
Watford Stadium
Live Score:

Source: premierleague.com

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