Tottenham vs Watford
English League Cup
Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadium mk (Milton Keynes).
Tottenham will be looking for a revenge for the 2-1 loss they suffered at Vicarage Road in the fourth round of the new Premier League season. It was the Spurs’ maiden defeat of the campaign, the one that ended a three-win streak and actually started a dismal period for them.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men went on to lose to both Liverpool (1-2 at home) and Inter Milan (2-1 in the Champions League). They did return on the winning ways on Saturday afternoon beating Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 away at the AMEX. Can they make it back-to-back wins and raise the spirits ahead of the trip to Huddersfield at the weekend? They are set to take on Watford in the all-Premier League clash in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday evening.
The match won’t be played in London as the new stadium opening is delayed. The Spurs will thus travel to Milton Keynes to “host” the Hornets.
Tottenham vs Watford: Head-to-head
Tottenham were the dominant force in the history of head to head encounters with the Hornets.
The Spurs won 15, drew 4 and lost only 6 of 25 meetings with Watford.
Tottenham were on a sequence of eight wins and a draw before falling to Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road at the start of the month.
Tottenham vs Watford: Prediction
Watford are certainly one of the most pleasant surprises of the first part of the season in the Premier League. They won four from four at the very beginning of the campaign. The Hornets sit sky-high fourth in spite of the fact they took just one point from last two games against Manchester United and Fulham.
Nevertheless, this will be anything but an easy fixture for the Spurs who are priced at 1.45 to pick up the victory on the evening. There is just no value there whatsoever given Watford’s form at the start of the season.
Instead, we find the BTTS option as a much more suitable for this match. Tottenham conceded at least a goal in six of seven games across competitions and we just have to go for the 1.66 odds offered for goals at both ends at Stadium mk.
Tottenham vs Watford: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Watford +1.5 handicap @ 1.65 (13/20).