By Anis Bazza
29th August 2018
Sunday 2nd September
Stadium: Vicarage Road, Watford
Live on Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD
Watford vs Tottenham odds
Something must give as two perfect Premier League starters collide. Spurs are strong 8/13 favourites to make it four wins from four. The Hornets are 4/1, with the draw betting at 16/5.
There were over 2.5 goals in five of the six top-flight fixtures the pair were involved in during August and the Watford vs Tottenham odds price a repeat at 7/10. Both teams to score has come through in four of the duo’s six encounters, and is also a 7/10 pick.
As for outright markets, it’s uncertain whether the Golden Boys can convert their August excellence into a push for European qualification. Their Premier League odds for a top-six finish are tipping at 16/1. Everton, Leicester and Wolves remain shorter.
Watford vs Spurs team news
The Hornets’ tremendous start came despite having the Premier League’s longest injury list. Miguel Britos, Nathaniel Chalobah, Gerard Deulofeu and Stefano Okaka are closest to a comeback, with the former standing the best chance.
Juan Foyth, Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen have been sidelined for Spurs. The resurgence of Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld and Lucas Moura, who featured less prominently last season, has prevented those absences from being felt so far though.
Key players to watch
Moura enjoyed his best performance for Spurs yet on Monday, scoring twice as they stunned Man United 3-0, and the Watford vs Tottenham odds price him at 16/1 to grab another brace.
Harry Kane fired past Fulham and the Red Devils to end his August goal hex. He’s never had trouble in September, netting the final goal in his first appearance in 2016 and 2017, and is 12/5 to be the last scorer.
Jose Holebas flukily converted the ultimately decisive strike for Watford against Crystal Palace, but the most reliable goal-getter for boss Javi Gracia has been Roberto Pereyra.
The Argentine has notched six times in his last six home games so is the pro-Hornets tip of the day at 15/4 to score at any time.
Head-to-head / Last result
Both sides netted in all three of these clubs’ Vicarage Road clashes since the hosts returned to the Premier League in 2015, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men prevailing in two of those.
Therefore, the pick of the football betting tips in the Watford vs Tottenham odds has to be Spurs to win and both teams to score at 21/10. This was a winning bet in four of their last seven away Premier League matches.
Three of Watford’s last five home outings and two of the Lilywhites’ last five on the road wound up 2-1, and the Premier League betting odds on a 2-1 victory for the visitors are 7/1.
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about many different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Sport Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.