Watford vs Southampton is the only Premier League match on Sunday 28 June, and it’s Watford that will be desperate to claim the three points that will ease them slightly further away from the relegation zone.
By contrast, Southampton’s haul of 37 points may already be enough to keep them safe from the dreaded drop, as Bournemouth, West Ham, and Aston Villa would all need to win at least 10 points from their last seven games to overhaul them, which looks a tough ask. But Southampton won’t be taking it easy just yet, and that means both teams to score looks the best bet.
The first reason that both teams to score looks the value in this Sunday’s Watford vs Southampton match is both teams have scored in their last four head-to-heads. The last two games at Vicarage Road have ended 1-1 and 2-1, while the last two at St Mary’s have ended 1-1 and 2-1.
Watford have also proven hard to beat at home since the arrival of Nigel Pearson, and the Hornets have scored in six of their last eight home games. They may have scored only once in their first two games back, but they should find Southampton a more open team to play against than both Leicester and Burnley.
Southampton’s record of scoring away from home this season is more impressive, as the Saints have scored in 13 of their 15 games on their travels. That includes a 3-0 away win at Norwich in their opening game back after the break.
Those stats all suggest that 8/11 for both teams to score is a fair bet, especially as both teams still have some obvious motivation to play well.
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