Southampton v Watford: match preview

Mark Hughes is under growing pressure at Southampton after one win and just seven goals in their first 11 league matches. The club’s owners took action this week, sacking vice-chairman Les Reed and technical director Martin Hunter. If Hughes is to avoid following them out of the door, a first home win since April is desperately needed. Watford could be obliging visitors despite their impressive start; Javi Gracia’s side were wasteful in defeat at Newcastle last weekend, and will be without the suspended Étienne Capoue. For the hosts, Wesley Hoedt is a doubt with a foot infection, while Mario Lemina should be fit despite a thigh problem. Niall McVeigh

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