Watford vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview

September 1, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Sunday’s Premier League action from Vicarage Road sees Watford take on Tottenham Hotspur, with both sides boasting a one hundred percent start to the season.

The Hornets are enjoying their best start to a top-flight campaign while if they win here it will equal their return from their opening four fixtures in the 1988/89 campaign, though that was in the second tier.

Manager Javi Gracia is set to restore his first choice eleven after changing his entire team for Wednesday evening’s EFL Cup tie at Reading, which they won by two goals to nil.

Gerard Deulofeu may be named among the substitutes after recovering from injury though Tom Cleverley is still sidelined.

Troy Deeney is widely available at 10.0 (9/1) to open the scoring with Roberto Pereyra, who has three in three so far this term a 13.0 (12/1) chance with several firms.

The home win is priced at 5.5 (9/2) with the visitors favourites at 1.67 (4/6) with Betfred. The draw can be backed at 4.25 (13/4).

Mauricio Pochettino’s side swept Manchester United aside at Old Trafford last time out, with their fine second half performance securing a 3-0 victory.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will miss the game with a thigh problem while Moussa Sissoko is still out with a hamstring problem, Erik Lamela faces a late fitness test and Son Heung-min is away on international duty.

Harry Kane is favourite to get the first goal of the game at 3.6 (13/5) with Unibet while Lucas Moura is a 9.0 (8/1) chance with Betfred.

These two sides have met each other ten times twelve times since the formation of the Premier League, with Tottenham winning nine times and the other three games ending in draws.

The North London side won 2-0 when in the meeting at Wembley back in April while last season’s corresponding fixture ended in a 1-1 draw.

You can bet on there being fewer than three goals this time around at 2.12 (19/17) with Unibet while some bookmakers are offering a price of 1.8 (4/5) for both teams to score.

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