Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford Preview

September 26, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Having met in the Premier League earlier this month, Tottenham Hotspur face Watford at Stadium MK in the third round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday evening.

The match is taking place at the home of MK Dons as Wembley is unavailable and the North London sides’ new ground is far from completion.

Spurs have won this competition on four occasions with their last triumph coming in 2008 while they have finished as runners-up twice since then.

Goalkeeping duo Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm are both unavailable, so Paulo Gazzaniga is set to continue in goal after making just his second appearance for the club in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion – a result which ended a run of three straight defeats.

Harry Kane is favourite to open the scoring at 3.5 (5/2) with Bet Victor with Son Heung-Min a 5.6 (23/5) chance with Unibet.

The home win inside ninety minutes can be backed at 1.52 (8/15) with Bet Victor with the visitors as highly priced as the 7.0 (6/1) on offer from Unibet. The draw can be backed at 4.6 (18/5) with Betfair.

Watford’s best showing in this competition was reaching the semi-finals both in 1979 and 2005 while they haven’t made the fourth round for ten years.

Captain Troy Deeney will sit out of this game after admitting he was played in his sides’ 1-1 draw at Fulham on Saturday with broken bones in his feet, while Gerard Deulofeu, Sebastian Prodl, Stefano Okaka and Miguel Britos are also sidelined.

Andre Gray is 11.5 (21/2) to get the first goal of the game with Unibet with Isaac Success a 14.0 (13/1) chance with the same firm.

The Hornets came from behind to beat Spurs at Vicarage Road three-and-a-half weeks ago – their first win over the North London outfit in over thirty years.

You can back both teams to score this time around at 1.62 (8/13) with a variety of bookmakers while there is a price of 1.53 (8/15) on offer for there to be three of more goals in the game.

We Highly Recommend These Places
Share your Opinion!