Tottenham Hotspur v Watford Predictions and Betting Tips
April 06, 2017
Saturday 8 April – White Hart Lane – Premier League
Mauricio Pochettino’s title-chasing Tottenham welcome Watford to White Hart Lane in Saturday’s early kick off, as the hosts look to cut Chelsea’s lead at the top of the Premier League. All Spurs can do is keep winning as they try to keep the pressure on Antonio Conte’s league leaders.
The teams last met on New Year’s Day, when Tottenham ran out comfortable 4-1 winners at Vicarage Road. Spurs have won the last six meetings between the two sides, and are unbeaten in this fixture since May 1987.
Harry Kane and Dele Alli both scored doubles on New Year’s Day, and with the former’s continued absence it’s up to the latter to provide the spark for Spurs. Harry Winks is unlikely to play again this season after injuring his ankle against Burnley, although Victor Wanyama is fit again after a back complaint.
Watford will have talisman Troy Deeney leading their line after the skipper returned from a sickness bug against West Brom. Sebastian Prodl is likely to be out after pulling up on Tuesday, and it’s bad news for Younes Kabul too. The former Spurs defender injured his hamstring against Sunderland and could be out for the season.
Tottenham v Watford Preview and Predictions
After looking like it was all but finished, new life was breathed into the Premier League title race with Chelsea’s defeat at home against Palace last weekend. On Saturday Pochettino’s men have the chance to close the gap on the Stamford Bridge club further, even if it’s only for a few hours. Chelsea travel to Bournemouth in the evening kick off, a tricky fixture which could come with some added pressure.
Tottenham have been in great form of late, despite the injury to star striker Kane. Fellow Englishman Alli has stepped up with some fabulous performances, and Spurs will look to the talented midfielder once again. The hosts have impressed at White Hart Lane this season, and they’re 3/10 favourites to claim another three points.
Walter Mazzarri’s side have been fragile on the road in recent months, although they did shock Arsenal with a 2-1 victory at the Emirates at the end of January. It’s hard to see them repeating this against Spurs though, which means you can get a big 12/1 on a Watford win. After beating Sunderland and West Brom in their last two games, the Hornets should now be safe from the drop. Playing with little pressure could inspire them to an unlikely draw, which is priced at 5/1.
Tottenham to win to nil at evens
Going for the title and with the best defence in the Premier League, Tottenham winning without conceding a goal makes for a strong bet.
Dele Alli to score two or more goals at 7/1
With the form he’s in, this is a fair price for Alli to repeat his double in the corresponding fixture. It would be a great way to celebrate turning 21 just a few days later.