Watford vs Tottenham
England Premier League.
Date: Sunday, 1st January 2017.
Kick-off at 13:30 UK.
Venue: Vicarage Road, Watford.
Watford and Spurs will lock horns for the first English Premier league of year 2017; and week 19 game of the 2016/2017 season.
Watford came from behind to hold Crystal Palace to a 1-1 draw on match day 18. They were coming on the back of consecutive defeats without scoring. And the draw against Palace could add some confidence into the players. Moreover, they were beaten only once at home in the last 8 matches. The Hornets are currently 10th in the league with 22 points from their 18 games.
Tottenham enjoyed a joyous ride at Saint’s Mary stadium last Wednesday. The North London club extended their winning to 3 games by thrashing Southampton with a 4-1 score line. The result at Southampton was their first away win in 9 competitive away games. Tottenham sits 5th on the log with 36 points, 1 short of their city rivals Arsenal on 4th spot.
Watford: Team News
Miguel Britos is suspended for this clash after picking up his 5th yellow in the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace. While Daryl Janmaat and Valon Behrami are sidelined after picking up knocks in the first half of the Boxing Day fixture.
Watford: Predicted Starting Line-up (3-5-2)
Gomes – Kaboul, Prodl, Cathcart – Holebas, Doucoure, Capoue, Guedioura, Amrabat – Ighalo, Deeney.
Tottenham Hotspur: Team News
There is a mini crisis in defense as Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen serves a one-match after picking up their fifth yellow card of the season in the 4-1 win against Southampton. While Toby Alderweireld is almost certain to miss due to illness and Eric Lamela is injured.
Tottenham: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Lloris – Rose, Wimmer, Dier, Trippier – Dembele, Wanyama – Eriksen, Alli, Son – Kane.
Watford vs Tottenham: Head-to-Head Statistics
Spurs enjoyed a two legged win over Watford last season. The North London club got a late winner in their last league visit to Vicarage road, and enjoys 5 competitive games winning streak over the hornet.
Tottenham are unbeaten in the last 8 meetings against Watford in all competitions, with 6 wins and 2 draws
Watford vs Tottenham: Prediction
Watford is facing a well organised side in a time their league form is a little below average. However, the Hornets have a little inspiration to gather from their recent home record; having garnered 10 points from their last 5 home games.
On the other hand, Spurs are high on great form and good scoring performances. And their convincing away win at Southampton could gear them to a great show in Watford.
Therefore, this will result in a win for Tottenham, but we expect this to be by a very slim margin.
Watford vs Tottenham: Bet Tips
Spurs to win at 1.70 (7/10).