Watford v Tottenham Hotspur – Vicarage Road Premier League – Saturday 12:30pm
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur – Preview:
Unpredictable Spurs head to Vicarage Road for a Saturday lunchtime Premier League showdown against a Watford side unbeaten in five and progressing nicely under the guidance of Nigel Pearson and Craig Shakespeare.
The Hornets moved out of the dropzone with a comfortable 3-0 victory at AFC Bournemouth last time out. Meanwhile, despite making FA Cup progress at the expense of Middlesbrough during the week, Spurs have won once in five league matches, a sequence of results which has made a top-four finish look increasingly unlikely for Jose Mourinho’s men.
Mourinho could include Portuguese midfielder, Gedson Fernandes, who joined the Lilywhites on an 18-month loan from Benfica. The 21-year-old – who also caught the eye of West Ham United – insisted he is delighted to have arrived in N17, telling www.tottenhamhotspur.com: “I’m very happy to be here today – I make my dream a reality.
“For me, it’s one big dream to come to this big Club. I will try to give my best for the Club every day, in every training session and in every game and I will try to help the team wherever I can, working hard every day for this shirt.”
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur – Head to head:
Watford won: 8
Tottenham Hotspur won: 31
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur – Last five meetings (all competitions):
April 30, 2018 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Watford
September 2, 2018 – Premier League
Watford 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
September 26, 2018 – Carabao Cup
Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Watford
(Tottenham Hotspur won 4-2 on penalties)
January 30, 2019 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Watford
October 19, 2019 – Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Watford
Jeevesie’s prediction: Watford 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur