Watford vs. Tottenham / Premier League – Two teams from London meet in the 15th round of English Premier League after they were defeated last week. Watford managed to stay at the eight place in the table, while the Spurs are seventh now and have three points more than their next opponent. Everyone in Watford is worried because of fact that against Brighton their team has seven-game losing streak; last year they lost at home by 4-1, while away it was even worse 4-0. Begins: 02.12.2017 – 16:00 CET
That should be an additional motive for coach Silva players especially as the Spurs are currently in a shorter crisis, while on the other hand Watford plays recently very attractive and offensive football. True, that didn’t help much in previous round as they lost at this very stadium by Manchester United 4-2, but in previous two matches they won West Ham at home by 2-0 and Newcastle away by 3-0.
All that has pushed them back in the upper part of table, which allows them to be relaxed ahead of match with city rivals but they cannot count on midfielder Hughes who got injured during match with the United. Besides him, due to the same reason Silva cannot count on defenders Cathart, Britos and Kaboul, midfielder Chalobach and forward Success, while after expiration of suspension experienced forward Deeney is back in the team, who scored one goal against the United after coming off the bench.
Probable lineups Watford: Gomes – Mariappa, Kabasele, Prodl – Femenia, Cleverley, Doucoure, Zeegelaar – Pereyra, Richarlison – Gray
Regarding Tottenham, match with city rival Watford comes for them in not so good moment given they won just one point from three previous league matches, which is why it dropped below positions that lead to European competitions. Coach Pochettino players had lost two previous away matches to Arsenal and Leicester, while in between the two matches they drew at home with West Bromwich 1-1.
On the other hand, they made no mistake in the Champions League and after five rounds they have qualified for the round of 16 as the first-placed team in team in the group ahead of Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, which left a mark on their performances in the league. Now, Tottenham simply has no room for mistake and must play more aggressively in continuation of league. We need to add that still out of action are injured stopper Alderweireld and midfielder Wanyama.
Probable lineups Tottenham: Lloris – Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies – Dier, Winks – Lamela, Alli, Eriksen – Kane
Watford – Tottenham PICK
We have said that the Spurs have imperative to win this match with Watford after three-game winless streak of two defeats and one draw. Watford plays very attractive and offensive football recently, and here it is the most realistic to play on goals on both sides.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.74 at comeon (down to 1.67 can be played)