Following a series of unimpressive matches leading before the international break, Tottenham will play host to Watford at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The match is slated for 19th October with kickoff at 15:00 GMT.
Coach Mauricio Pachettino has been under fire following the 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich. The case was made worse the following week after a lackluster performance saw the team fall to a 3-0 defeat by Brighton.
Before the rain started hitting Tottenham hard, they hard an impressive run in the Champion’s League reaching the finals. However, the start of the Premier League campaign has left many fans with their heads bowed down. This follows a home defeat to Newcastle and a draw at Arsenal and Manchester City.
The Hornets, on the other hand, have had the works start to their Premier League campaign. They currently reside at the bottom of the table with no registered win. Changes in the club saw the resignation of Coach Javi Gracia which paved way for new coach Quique Flores.
Tottenham vs. Watford Head to Head
Tottenham have played 13 games against each other to date. With Tottenham emerging as a bigger man in 10 games with the Hornets only emerging victorious in one match and two matches ending in a draw.
Here is a look at the last previous encounters results for both teams:
- Tottenham 2-1 Watford
- Watford 2-1 Tottenham
- Tottenham 2-0 Watford
- Watford 1-1 Tottenham
- Tottenham 4-0 Watford
- Watford 1-4 Tottenham
- Tottenham 1-0 Watford
- Watford 1-2 Tottenham
Tottenham Team News
Captain Harry Kane will be the man to watch after a rejuvenating 6-0 victory over Bulgaria in the weekend. It remains a doubt whether Pochetino will hand him a hybrid role as a No.9 or 10. Son will be available for selection after overcoming an injury woe in the Korean derby.
Hugo Lloris will be out due to an elbow injury picked against Brighton. New signings Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso will also miss the match due to a hamstring and hip injury respectively.
Watford Team News
The Hornets will heavily rely on center back Cathcart to be back in form for the match. He played a crucial role in sealing the victory against Spurs last season. He also came through at Wembley sealing the first goal before the ill-fated comeback.
Forward Troy Deeney and Isaac Success remain sidelined due to injuries. It remains a doubt whether Gerald Deulofeu will feature after being sidelined against Shefield.
Prediction and Odds
- Tottenham win
- Goals Over 2.5
- Correct Score: Tottenham 2-1 Watford