please log in to view this image please log in to view this image Hello everyone and welcome back to another matchday thread from Saintsfcfan. I was going to do this tomorrow but it turns out I am rather busy, and with a boring international break currently on, who wants to wait until wednesday. This weekend we have the return of Premier League football as Saints take on Watford. Both sides have had solid starts to the campaign, amassing 5 points each, though Watford have managed to find the net 5 times to Saints 3. First 3 results: Southampton 0-0 Swansea --------------------------------- Watford 3-3 Liverpool Southampton 3-2 West Ham ------------------------------- Bournemouth 0-2 Watford Huddersfield 0-0 Southampton ----------------------------Watford 0-0 Brighton Watford can be considered as having a fine summer in terms of incomings, having bolstered their attack with the signings of Andre Gray and Richarlson raising a few eyebrows among their peers. They also managed to bring in Zeeglar from Sporting Lisbon on deadline day, a much needed left-back following the suspension of Britos after his horror tackle against Brighton in their previous game. Whether Zeeglar will be given his debut this weekend however, remains to seen. Southampton's window saw the signings of Wesley Hoedt, Mario Lemina and Jan Bednarek, adding solidarity to the defensive spine of the team, while the summer-long saga regarding wantaway Virgil Van Dijk ended with the dutch centre-back remaining at St Marys. There is bound to be much speculation surrounding whether he will play for Saints again, and it can be assumed, unless a small miracle happens, that Virgil will not be participating this weekend. Last season's matches: Pre-match quiz I don't want to steal @jonny shuttle 's fun fact section so I'll put in a little quiz section for you to ponder over. 1. Which of these Southampton players have NOT scored against Watford (in their time at the club). a. Jan-Paul Saejs b. Lee Holmes c. Billy Sharp d. Brett Ormerod 2. In the 2008/2009 season, Saints lost to Watford 3-0 at St Marys. In that game Southampton missed two penalties. Who took them? 3. In his time at Southampton, how many goals did Rickie Lambert score against Watford? *Apologies if this is a weak quiz, just thought I'd try out something new. Should I be doing the next matchday thread I will crank it up a notch* Team News Until the press conference later in the week we won't know too much regarding injuries. So far and, touch wood it stays the same, Saint's players representing their countries have come through them unscathed. Questions will surround the possible return of Virgil Van Dijk, but that remains unlikely for now. I think Saints fans will be expecting Wesley Hoedt to make his debut, though there will be some debate as to whether he will be replacing Maya or Jack. As far as i know for Watford, Britos will miss the game through suspension. My line-up Forster Cedric Yoshida Hoedt Bertrand Lemina Romeu Redmond Ward-Prowse Tadic Gabbiadini Prediction I think this will be quite a tough game. Watford have great fire-power in attack and i think our defence will be breached in this game. However, we are at home, we do look solid and are only missing that pass from the midfield to the attack. I would expect a draw at least, but I think Gabbi will fire us home to a 2-1 win. please log in to view this image please log in to view this image COYR!