Tottenham heads home to take on Watford on October 19, 2019, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Tottenham looks like a team on the decline after their surprise 0-3 loss to Brighton in their last outing. The loss came right after the Hotspur lost 2-7 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and it put serious questions on the future of Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino. Pochettino could only watch his team collapse for the second straight match. Tottenham has now lost 18 matches in 40 played this year. Hotspur lost goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to a dislocated elbow early in the game. Lloris was unable to hold on to Pascal Gross’ cross in the third minute of the match and he ended up landing awkwardly on the goalmouth.
Tottenham has finished 4th in the Premier League in three consecutive seasons but this year, it seems that even Pochettino could not save them. After Lloris was injured against Brighton, the Hotspur looked lost. Brighton was already up 2-0 after 30 minutes and that wasn’t even the problem. They were outplayed at the AMEX and they have now won just once in their last six matches across all competition.
Tottenham is ranked 4th in the EPL in Goal Difference at +5. They have scored a total of 14 goals this season, which is ranked third in the league. Ten out of those 14 goals scored were assisted and on the other side of the field, the Hotspur are tied for 7th in the EPL with a total of nine goals conceded this season.
Harry Kane leads Tottenham with five goals scored this season. Erik Lamela and Tanguy Nbombele each have two goals and one assist. Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura have also found their goal scoring form early. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has conceded seven goals with 30 saves in six appearances this season.
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Watford fell to the bottom of the English Premier League table following a 0-2 loss to the Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux two Saturdays ago. Watford conceded a first-half goal to Matt Doherty and then fell victim to an own goal by Daryl Janmat to allow Wolverhampton to claim their first win of the EPL season. In round seven, Watford forced a 0-0 tie against Sheffield United at Vicarage road but remained dead last in the team standings.
Once again, Andre Gray provided Watford with energy and he had the best chance to score. Gray was set up nicely by Roberto Pereyra for a tap-in but the Englishman sped from inside the six-yard box and was called for an offside. That was their best moment of the match as the home team was forced to defend most of the match and Sheffield United controlled the possession time.
Midfielders Andre Gray, Roberto Pereyra, and Will Hughes have scored three of Watford’s four goals this season with Hughes also giving the team one of its two assists this term. Goalkeeper Ben Foster has conceded 20 goals with 19 saves in his first seven matches played this year.
Watford is currently ranked 20th in the EPL in Goal Difference with their -16 goals this season. The team has scored only four goals so far this term, tied for 19th overall and has already given up a total of 20 goals this season, ranked 19th overall. Watford also ranks 20h in the league with only two assists produced so far this season.
Tottenham is 3-2-3 SU on the season and they are 8th in the current EPL standings. The Hotspur opened the season with a win over Aston Villa, a draw against Manchester City and a loss to Newcastle. In their last two games, Tottenham has a win over Southampton and a surprise loss to Brighton, their first to the club since 1983.
Watford heads to this match as the soccer betting underdogs against Tottenham. Watford is at the bottom of the EPL standings with a winless 0-3-5 SU record. Watford lost back to back matches to Manchester City and Wolverhampton, falling by an aggregate score of 0-10. In their last outing, they salvaged a scoreless draw against Sheffield United.
Head to head, these two clubs have played against each other in a total of 16 matches. Tottenham has won 11 times while Watford only has one win against the Hotspur. These teams played to a draw in four other matches played. In their most recent match Tottenham won 2-1 last January 30, 2019.
For sure, Tottenham is in disarray right now. But this is the perfect game for them to bounce back and assert their might. No question, the Hotspur have the much better squad. All they need to do is find the winning form again. Watford has struggled to score this season while goals aren’t Tottenham’s problems. I think the Hotspur get re-energized at home and pick up an all-important win. Prediction: Tottenham