[Image] – Predicted 4-2-2-2 Watford XI to face Southampton: Can the Hornets capitalize on the Saints’ poor form?

Javi Gracia

Predicted Watford line-up to face Southampton in the Premier League

Watford were beaten by Newcastle United last weekend. After making a superb start to their season, the Hornets seem to have lost their pace. Javi Gracia’s men have otherwise been in stellar form under his tenure.

They come up against Southampton in the league this weekend and will be aiming to pick up a win. The Saints have been in poor form and are on the back of a heavy beating from Manchester City last weekend.

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Troy Deeney, Daryl Janmaat and Sebastian Prodl are all still out injured. Javi Gracia still has plenty of options to pick from and should field a strong side capable of coming away with the win.

Watford predicted XI

Manager: Javi Gracia

Formation: 4-2-2-2

Ben Foster (GK)

Foster has been excellent in goal for the Hornets. He should keep his place.

Kiko Femenia (RB)

Femenia has done well after coming into the side for Daryl Janmaat. He should continue at right-back.

Adrien Mariappa (CB)

Mariappa must once again lead the Hornets from the back.

Craig Cathcart (CB)

Cathcart has been consistent this season. He has been a major influence in the defence.

Craig Cathcart

Jose Holebas (LB)

His attacking input has reduced in the last few weeks but the Greek international is still a good defender.

Abdoulaye Doucoure (RCM)

The midfielder has stepped up his performances under Gracia and should receive a start.

Etienne Capoue (LCM)

Capoue’s driving runs will always be a massive threat for the Saints.

Will Hughes (RAM)

Hughes has thrived in a regular role under Javi Gracia this season. He must retain his spot on the right side of the midfield.

Roberto Pereyra (LAM)

Pereyra has been in stunning form this season and has scored all sorts of goals. He should start this game.

Roberto Pereyra

Gerard Deulofeu (ST)

He has done well after coming into the side. The Spaniard has scored one goal as well.

Read more: Bye bye Gomes? 3 Quality replacements who Watford can target including Burnley star

Isaac Success (ST)

Very underrated for his performances. Success has looked dangerous going forward.

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