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Southampton predicted XI: Watford (A)

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Southampton predicted XI: Watford (A)

Southampton will be looking for a reaction to their disappointing 2-0 defeat to Arsenal with an improved performance and result when they visit Watford on Sunday afternoon.

The Saints fancied their chances going into Thursday’s meeting with the Gunners at St Mary’s but were forced to leave empty handed after gifting the visitors both of their goals.

That result left Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side in 14th place in the Premier League, nine points and two places above this weekend’s opponents who are still firmly in relegation trouble.

Southampton will have to contend with a Watford side who have a lot more to play for in the remaining seven games of the season as Nigel Pearson’s side sit just one point above the bottom three.

Saints’ line up on Thursday was unchanged from their 3-0 triumph at Norwich last Friday but the manager will be forced to make alterations this time around.

Jack Stephens’ red card will see him join Moussa Djenepo on the suspension list while Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (who limped off on Thursday) and Sofiane Boufal are both doubts.

Here’s how we predict the side to line up:

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