Tottenham vs Watford
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Kick-off time: 3pm, Saturday October 19
TV coverage (UK): N/A
Tottenham Hotspur will hope that the international break has provided an opportunity to move on from a dreadful run of form when they host Watford on Saturday afternoon.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost four of their last five games across all competitions but could barely have selected a better opponent to face when in need of a victory, with Watford still searching for their first win of the season.
Often players and managers cannot wait for the next game to come around in the wake of a defeat in order for them to put that loss behind them, but even Pochettino admitted that the international break may have come at a good time for his side.
Tottenham’s form heading into the break was nothing short of disastrous; a penalty-shootout defeat to League Two Colchester United appeared to be as bad as it could get for the Londoners, only for a complete capitulation against Bayern Munich and then another humbling at Brighton & Hove Albion to follow.
It is a damning sign that it is difficult to identify which has been the lowest point of that horrendous form – the EFL Cup upset, shipping seven at home to Bayern for the heaviest home defeat ever suffered by an English side in Europe or following that up by losing 3-0 to Brighton in a match where their misery was compounded by captain Hugo Lloris suffering a horrific arm injury.
The two-week break between games should give Spurs an opportunity to shake off some of the doom and gloom around the club, although the problems date further back than the last few weeks and seem to be much more deeply-rooted than just a string of chastening results.
Since the opening day of the season Spurs have only won twice across all competitions, losing to Newcastle United and throwing away two-goal leads against Arsenal and Olympiacos in that time, as well as the four defeats in their last five outings.
Tottenham vs Watford Head to head (h2h)
- Watford lost their previous tie by a 2-1 scorecard.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in their last three games in a running.
- Six of their past ten meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Only one of their last five clashes have ended as a tie.
- Watford have registered a win just once in their previous sixteen games.
Tottenham vs Watford lineup
Tottenham possible starting lineup:
Gazzaniga; Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Ndombele, Winks; Lucas, Alli, Son; Kane
Watford possible starting lineup:
Foster; Janmaat, Cathcart, Prodl, Kabasele, Holebas; Cleverley, Doucoure, Capoue; Deulofeu, Welbeck
Tottenham vs Watford Betting tips
- Full time result: Tottenham @ 1.40 (2/5)
- Over 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2)
- Correct Score: 3-0 in favor of Tottenham @ 11.00 (10/1).