Watford will hope to extend their unbeaten Premier League record to four games when they travel to St Mary’s to face Southampton today.

The saints are also yet to taste a loss in the league this term and the pair head into the match with five points each and separated by goal difference alone.

Both were held to respective 0-0 draws against Brighton and Huddersfield last time out, but Watford, who played with 10-men for over an hour, will have been the happier of the two sides in the wake of the results.

The Saints have won just once this season in the league and needed a last-gasp Charlie Austin penalty to beat West Ham United 3-2 last month, despite Slaven Bilic’s side having a man sent off.

That trio of goals are Southampton’s only strikes across the entire campaign and they have lacked the attacking incision they have been synonymous with in the past.

Regardless, they have a solidity which will make them a hard not to crack for Watford.

Suspension for Miguel Britos and injuries in defence, including a fresh hamstring complaint picked up by Sebastian Prodl on international duty leaves Marco Silva facing a selection headache.

A number of players could be in line for their debuts with Deadline day signing Molla Wague, Orestis Karnezis and Marvin Zeegelaar all available for selection.

Watford’s last trip to St Mary’s came on the opening day of last season when they were held to a draw by their hosts.

On that day Etienne Capoue opened the scoring in the ninth minute only for Nathan Redmond to score just before the hour mark to ensure the spoils were split.

The sides’ last meeting was an altogether more exciting affair as Southampton claimed a 4-3 win over the Hornets at Vicarage Road in March.

Victory tomorrow could see Watford climb as high as second in the table while a loss could result in them slipping into the bottom half of the table, dependant on results elsewhere.