Shot-shy Southampton unlikely to find it easy
Watford have made a positive start under new manager Marco Silva and can extend their unbeaten sequence to four at St Mary's.
Southampton also made a managerial change this summer, swapping Claude Puel for Mauricio Pellegrino, but there has been no obvious change to their struggles in front of goal.
Saints have failed to score in eight of their last ten matches and may struggle to break down a Hornets defence which is well protected by impressive holding midfielders Abdoulaye Doucoure and Nathaniel Chalobah.
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Virgil Van Dijk could make his first appearance of the season but faces competition from new signing and fellow centre-back Wesley Hoedt, who hopes to make his debut. No fresh injuries were sustained over the international break.
Younes Kaboul and Daryl Janmaat are expected to return from injury but Roberto Pereyra and Sebastian Prodl were being assessed at training yesterday. Miguel Britos is suspended and Craig Cathcart and Mauro Zarate (both knee) are out.
Southampton have failed to score in eight of their last ten matches.
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