Watford – Tottenham : Preview & Prediction
Watford and Tottenham play at Vicarage Road Stadium in a 15th round Barclays Premier League duel. The last direct clash between the two teams, on 08-04-2017, ended with Tottenham’s (4-0) win. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 8º and 5º of the overall classification, in fact this is a confrontation between the 17th placed in home games and the 4th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 8th place with 21 points, after 6 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, he won away to Newcastle by (0-3). In the last match, lost at home to Manchester United by (2-4). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 13 away, scoring 15 goals and suffering 10 and 8 points in their stadium with 9 goals scored and 15 goals conceded. For the championship, Watford won 8 points in 21 chances, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 7 games he played in his stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 14 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 periods in the last 10 home games in all competitions: he scored 5 of his 11 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Watford were able to start the English Championship positively, remaining undefeated until the fourth round, but has since been performing somewhat irregularly, and in the last six rounds suffered four defeats. The last of them came at home against Manchester United in a rather busy game, where they left in defensive terms, allowing four goals from the opponent, and then defeated. The poor performance of the defense in this confrontation confirms what the team has been presenting since the beginning of the competition, so much so that today is one of the five most leaked. As principal, the club owns the fifth worst campaign, and in this condition has the worst defense, with an average of 2.14 goals conceded per game. A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Zeegelaar.
After 7 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses, the visiting team is in 5th place, having won 24 points. In the last match, they lost with Leicester City away by (2-1), after their previous match drew at home in a game against West Bromwich by (1-1). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. In the league, Tottenham won 12 points in 21 chances, after 4 wins and 3 losses in their last 7 away games. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 14 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never managed to turn the score.
Tottenham have made a good start to the English Premier League and have won four straight victories but have seen their performance fall and are now three rounds without a win, having suffered two defeats in that period. The last of them occurred outside of Leicester City, in a game where he had more possession and created a good volume of opportunities, but did not show efficiency and was overcome by the opponent. This was only the fourth game in which the team conceded two goals, evidencing so that it has been doing a good job in the defensive system, being among the five less leaked of the competition. On the other hand, Tottenham is the second club that finishes most, and also stands out for the quality in the exchange of passes. It is likely that the coach will organize the team in the 4-2-3-1, highlighting Kane in the attack.
Watford – Tottenham : Betting Tips
Watford – 1x Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70