After escaping the dreaded relegation side, Watford will face an uphill task as they welcome misfiring Tottenham to the Vicarage Road. The match is scheduled for 18th January, with kickoff at 15:30 GMT.
Appointment of the Chosen One was deemed to be the light at the end of the tunnel following the shocking sacking of Coach Pochetino. However, it seems to seem to be amiss in the camp with a couple of unconvincing performances.
Tottenham is currently 8th on the table with 30 points. The side has injuries woes which are placing the title hopes in doubt. Mourinho has come out in the open to point out the injury woe in the side. With the transfer window still open, there have been several potential signings which are being lined up.
New coach Nigel Pearson is rejuvenating the side which started the season at the bottom of the table. With managerial changes in the club’s management, the side is regaining its winning form while registering four wins in their last five matches.
Will the injury woes on the camp cause another loss for Mourinho or will the winning streak under Coach Nigel Pearson come to an end?
Watford vs Tottenham Head to Head
Both sides have met on 14 occasions with Tottenham picking up the lion share of wins with ten wins while Watford contended with only a single win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Tottenham 1-1 Watford
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 Team News
Defender Christian Kasabele has evoked interest from a number of top clubs such as Manchester United and Arsenal. With the transfer window still open, the future of the Belgian at the Hornets remains in doubt.
The return of Troy Deeney has boosted the side’s chances of a return to the top tier English clubs after a poor start to the season. The future of Deolofeu remains unclear with interest from a number of clubs.
Tottenham Team News
Following the 1-0 defeat to title leaders, a positive from the match was young star Japhet Tanganga who reigned supreme. There is still a lot of controversy surrounding the future of Danish Christian Eriksen whose contract expires in the summer. The same goes for defender Vertongen. Injuries at the club include Harry Kane and Sissoko.
Prediction and Odds
Watford is on a great start to the New Year with a full squad depth that will pose a threat to the camp’s side.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 2.5