Match Threads Watford vs Spurs - Match Thread

Match Prediction

  • Spurs to win - Clean Sheet

    Votes: 10 7.5%
  • Spurs to win - No Clean Sheet

    Votes: 45 33.6%
  • Watford to Win

    Votes: 42 31.3%
  • Score Draw

    Votes: 36 26.9%
  • Goal-less Draw

    Votes: 1 0.7%

  • Total voters
    134
  • Poll closed .

Bulletspur

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WATFORD 0-0 SPURS

Spurs: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen (C), Tanganga, Winks, Lo Celso (Gedson), Dele (Eriksen), Lamela, Son, Lucas
Subs: Vorm, Sanchez, Dier, Skipp, Sessegnon

Watford: Foster, Masina, Cathcart, Dawson, Mariappa, Deulofeu, Capoue, Dacoure, Chalobah, Sarr, Deeney.
Subs: Gomes, Gray, Quina, Holebas, Kabasele, Pussetto, Pereyra.


Official Site Match Centre
Four changes to the team that started against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup on Tuesday night. Toby Alderweireld, Serge Aurier, Dele and Heung-Min Son come back in for Davinson Sanchez, Ryan Sessegnon, Eric Dier and Christian Eriksen.

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Referee: _ _ Michael Oliver

TEAM FORM: __ Watford DWWDW _____ Spurs DLDLW ___
(All Competitions)

Watford have won just one of their 13 Premier League (PL) matches against usd (D4 L8), 2-1 win at Virage road last season. They are looking to win 4 consecutive home top flight games within the same season for the first time since December 1986. Watford have won 13 points under Nigel Pearson (W4 D1 L1) - Only runaway leaders Liverpool (15) and Man City (15) have won more points since his first game in charge. The Hornets have won as many points in their last 5 PL games as they had in their previous 23 in all competitions (13).

Before Nigel Pearson's first game in charge, Watford had a shot conversion rate of just 4.8%, the lowest in the PL this season. Under Pearson, they have a conversion rate of 15.5%, the second highest in that time after Manchester City (18.4%). Troy Deaney has scored 4 goals in his last 5 PL games - as many as he had netted in his 20 previous appearances in the competition.

Mourinho was the last Manager to win away at home against Watford's Nigel Pearson i the PL, doing so in April 2015 with Chelsea at Leicester. Since then, Pearson has won six consecutive home top flight games and could become the first English Manager to win seven in a row at home since Harry Redknapp in 2009 with us.

We have won 2 of our last nine away league visits to Watford (D4 L3), picking up just a single point from our last two games at Vicarage Road (D1 L1). We are one of just two sides yet to keep an away clean sheet in the PL this season, along with Aston Villa. We have conceded in each of our last 18 away PL games, our longest such run in the top flight since April 1977 ( a run of 20). We have lost our last 2 PL games. We haven't lost 3 consecutive league games since November 2012.

Dele Alli has scored 5 PL goals against Watford in 8 appearances for us - against no saide has he scored more in the competition (also 5 against Chelsea and Southampton).




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Watford are playing with everything that we aren't right now. I think this is going to be an awful game.

Troy Deeney is nailed on to score a late winner against us, and wind up our lot with his celebrations.
 

Mr Pink

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If we arn't up for the physical contest they'll walk all over us.

A game we could really used Sissoko for.
 

mpickard2087

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Well on the plus side, at least we can get the defeat out of the way early and get on with our weekends, yeah?
 

swarvsta

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Lots of Tangana hype - but doubt he will start in this one - what do we think?
 

spursfan77

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I think we will lose. First Southampton find form before we play them and now these fuckers!

“Since Pearson took over, only Manchester City and Liverpool have picked up more points than Watford. Only City have scored more goals, and only Liverpool have conceded fewer. Watford have as many points since December 8 as Tottenham and Arsenal combined. It's quite the turn up for a team that took just nine points from their opening 16 games under Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores and looked without a hope when their second Spanish manager of the season departed.“
 

SugarRay

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I think we will lose. First Southampton find form before we play them and now these fuckers!

“Since Pearson took over, only Manchester City and Liverpool have picked up more points than Watford. Only City have scored more goals, and only Liverpool have conceded fewer. Watford have as many points since December 8 as Tottenham and Arsenal combined. It's quite the turn up for a team that took just nine points from their opening 16 games under Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores and looked without a hope when their second Spanish manager of the season departed.“
So what I’m reading is...

Pearson not Jose. That was the choice we should have made!
 

John48

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They're a big pacey side, with no little skill & because our smaller skilful players aren't doing it at the moment we're going to have match them up as best we can.
 

cider spurs

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Christian...I'm of the thinking you're gonna have to have an extra shredded wheat for brekki. 💪
 

Fredo

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Love how honest the first 40 of us believe that we won't get a clean sheet
 

ajspurs

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Tough game, one that i can definitely see us losing but also one that will be a massive boost if we win. Weird saying that considering where Watford were a few years back!

Until we get a decent central midfield back unfortunately we're the ones with the potential to be bullied in such matches, unlike where Dembele was there.
 
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