Watford vs Tottenham
England Premier League.
Date: Sunday, 1st January 2017.
Kick-off at 13:30 UK.

Watford vs Tottenham: Head-to-Head Statistics

Watford will see their Boxing Day clash at home against the out of form Crystal Palace as two points dropped, although had Troy Deeney not cancelled out Yohann Cabaye’s opener with 20 minutes to spare it could have been a lot worse.

This extends The Hornets own run of poor form, with them winning just one of their last six in the Premier League and losing a disappointing four times. This hasn’t even included many top sides either, with defeats coming against the likes of Stoke, West Brom, and Sunderland.

Fortunately for them their earlier season good form does mean they remain in a comfortable 10th position, but with just eight points between them and the drop zone that could all change quickly if they don’t start picking up points.

Tottenham won’t be too keen on dropping any points at Vicarage Road though. They are in excellent form at the moment and showed that on Wednesday with a second half demolition of Southampton. The hosting Saints had been reduced to ten men early in the second half, and despite Harry Kane missing a penalty the visitors went on to win the game 4-1.

This made it five wins from their last six games in all competitions, with them scoring an impressive 17 goals in this period and conceding just four. This leaves them 5th in the Premier League, a point adrift of North London rivals Arsenal and three points ahead of Manchester United below them.

Harry Kane is undoubtedly the main threat for Spurs, but he’s not the only one banging in the goals. Son Heung-Min bagged his 6th Premier League goal of the season on Wednesday, and with five of those coming in his six away appearances backing him to score anytime at 7/4 might not be a bad idea for our goalscorer predictions. Kane does come in at a well priced 1/1 as well though, so he’s also a good choice.

One thing we can be hopeful of is goals though. Seven of Watford’s ten home games in all competitions this season have seen at least three goals, and with Spurs seeing at least three scored in eight of their last nine in all competitions odds of 19/20 for Over 2.5 Goals look very promising. I’m backing that along with a 2-1 win for Spurs at 8/1 for my correct score predictions.

Tottenham have won five and drawn one of their last six meetings with Watford, with their last defeat coming all the way back in 1987.
70% of Watford’s home matches in all competitions have seen Over 2.5 Goals, as have 44% of Spurs away days. Spurs have seen at least three goals in 89% of their last nine in all competitions though.

Watford remain injury stricken, with Darryl Janmaat, Valon Behrami, Isaac Success, Roberto Pereyra, Stefano Okaka, Adrian Mariappa, and Brice Dja Djedje all out until at least the second half of January.

Toby Alderweireld is hoping to recover from illness in time to play, but Erik Lamela will have to wait another few days.

Watford vs Tottenham: Bet Tips

Over 2.5 Match Goals