The match is over.
The heavy weight of pressure will be evident in both dugouts in North London as two capital rivals collide in a battle that could have heavy consequences for the defeated outfit.
Unfortunately, there is nothing to suggest this will be a high scoring affair. Both sides have been having a miserable time of it of late and rock bottom Watford have only managed one goal in their last four games in all competitions. To make matters worse, the Hornets have only scored four Premier League goals all season. Tottenham themselves are in something of a drought and have not scored more than two goals in any of their last six games. Two off form teams make going under 2.75 goals the sensible way to go with online betting sites for some strong value.
UNDER 2.75 GOALS
Click the link below and you will see the value that is in this bet with popular sportsbooks. It is also the likeliest outcome due to Watford’s inability to find the back of the net in the Premier League this season. Since Quique Sánchez Flores replaced Javi Gracia, results have not improved and if anything, the Hornets look even worse at the back having shipped eight against Manchester City. Tottenham’s defence may raise its own questions but the Lilywhites have managed to keep a clean sheet at home this season and are without doubt the stronger of the two sides.
TOTTENHAM TO WIN TO NIL
As we are backing the Hornets to fail to find the back of the net, this bet is all about when Tottenham will score, and the smart money is on the first half. Incredibly, you have to go all the way back to the 17th August when Spurs last scored a Premier League second half goal. That means six league games have passed since the lilywhites gave their fans something to cheer in the second 45 minutes.
HIGHEST SCORING HALF – FIRST HALF
Head to Head
At a time when three points is a must for the Hornets, a game against Tottenham will not have been high on their wish list if history has anything to do with things. Watford have won only once against the Lilywhites in the league since the Premier League began.
However, that victory did occur last season in a Hornets 2-1 home win. Spurs did win their home leg 2-1 back in January and hold a distinct overall advantage in the head to heads as overall Tottenham have won 31 times against the Hornets whilst Watford have claimed just eight wins with a total of nine draws across all competitions.
Tottenham to win by a single goal
It is not a good time to be a fan of either of these sides but at least Tottenham are not currently propping up the Premier League table. Spurs may be in dire straits, but they have shown enough this season to prove they are capable of getting out of it whilst Watford are in very real danger of finally dropping back to the Championship. This game will be gritty and tight but Spurs will prevail by the narrowest of margins.
Darren Williamson is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.
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