A low-on-confidence Tottenham take on bottom-of-the-table Watford in a crunch match for both sides.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men appeared to be pleading for a break after their 3-0 defeat to Brighton last time out, already their third Premier League defeat of the season.
That loss on the south coast came after European humiliation when they were thrashed 7-2 by Bayern Munich, and the loss of Hugo Lloris since to injury has made a bad situation even worse.We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view.
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However, despite all their problems Spurs will be confident of facing a side who have yet to record a victory in the league this season.
Quique Sanchez Flores’ men have conceded 10 goals in their last three games and have not been able to find the net themselves in the same period, which has brought about grave concern at Vicarage Road.leftCreated with Sketch. rightCreated with Sketch.
Tottenham: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Dele, Lucas, Kane.
Watford: Foster, Kabasele, Dawson, Cathcart, Jamaat, Holebas, Chalobah, Cleverley, Doucoure, Pereyra, Welbeck.When is it?
Kick-off is at 3:00PM BST on Saturday 19th OctoberHow can I watch it?
The match will not be shown live on TV or online in the UK.
Independent Sport will keep you up-to-date with all the goals as they fly in via our live blog.
Highlights will be shown at 10:30PM on BBC One.Davinson Sanchez could be drafted in at centre-back (PA)Odds
Tottenham are the favourites in this meeting despite their terrible recent form, with Paddy Power backing them 2/5.
Watford can however be backed to secure a shock away victory for odds of 13/2.
For a draw you can get odds of 7/2.Prediction – Tottenham 2-0 Watford
Tottenham’s wretched run of form has been well-documented, but following a much-needed international break and attempts to restore unity in the squad, this will be a fixture which Pochettino will believe will help his side recover their confidence.
Harry Kane looked sharp for England and Lucas and Alli should be raring to go after a period of rest, and although it is their defence that has been the concern they face a Watford side who have managed just four Premier League goals this season.
The Hornets have shipped 10 goals without reply in their last three league games, and therefore taking anything away from Spurs appears to be a tall order, no matter the problems around Pochettino’s men this summer.