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Watford vs. Spurs, EPL Round 21, 1 January 2022 17:00


The Hornets put in a memorable performance against Man United in the middle of November which gave the Londoners hopes of a respectable season where they would finish far away from the relegation zone. However, the month of December has been a dreadful one for Watford and after losing 4-1 to West Ham on Tuesday night they have now lost five consecutive games and are just two points clear of the relegation zone in 17th place. Their last five matches has seen them concede 15 goals and they now have the third worst defense in the league with 35 goals conceded the entire season. Their attack has been able to find the net in each of their last six clashes which is a big positive for Claudio Ranieri, but unfortunately scoring one or two goals and then conceding double that is not how you win games in the league.


The schedule hasn’t been kind to Watford and they have had to face the likes of Leicester, Chelsea, Manchester City and West Ham all in the space of one month. But after pulling off a 4-1 win against the Red Devils it has been disappointing that the Londoners couldn’t pick up a point in any of those clashes, especially the three that took place at Vicarage Road. On Saturday they will look to put their losing streak behind them and start off the new year with a positive result against Spurs. Perhaps more focus should be placed on defense by the Hornets so that they could at least try to walk away from the clash with a point against a Spurs team that is building up a head of steam.


Spurs were last in action on Tuesday night at St. Mary’s where they played to a 1-1 draw against the Saints. After conceding early on in the match Harry Kane was able to equalize before half time but unfortunately not enough opportunities were taken in the second half and they failed to walk away with three points. It was indeed a disappointing result for Conte and a single point on Tuesday has kept them in seventh place on the table with 30 points. They find themselves just one point behind West Ham and Man United with as many as three games in hand and a place in the Top 5 in the near future is looking very likely. With just 22 goals the entire season Spurs are still one of the lower scoring teams in the league.


With convincing wins against Brentford, Norwich, Crystal Palace along with a 2-2 draw against Liverpool Conte gave the impression that he had sorted out his side’s attack. However, after just netting a single goal against Southampton question marks have returned. They now have the perfect opportunity to show that their low-scoring affair against the Saints was just an off day when they take on one of the worst defenses in the league. If they can put in another convincing performance that features two to three goals it will go a long way in building up their momentum ahead of their clashes with Arsenal and Chelsea later in January.


Tottenham hold a slight lead in the head-to-head for the last five EPL matches between the teams. Spurs have won two, Watford have won one and there has been two draws. The last time they met was at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in August this year where Spurs narrowly won 1-0. The last time the teams met at Vicarage Road was back in January last year where they played to a goalless draw, while the same venue was the site of the Hornets’ only ever EPL win against Spurs in September 2018. Three out of the last five matches have seen fewer than 2.5 goals, while both teams have scored in three out of the last five matches as well.




Although Spurs had an off day against the Saints on Tuesday I don’t expect the same to happen here against Watford. The Saints have held many teams to a draw at St. Mary’s and Spurs just joined a long lists of sides that this has happened to. Watford’s defense is a completely different story and I expect them to leak a number of goals here just like they did in their last match against the Hammers. History might suggest that clashes between Spurs and Watford are usually a tight affair, but I don’t think it’s going to be the case this time around. I expect Spurs’ attack to go right back to where they were before their Saints clash and I reckon they will be able to find the net at least twice in this game.


Despite being on a five game losing streak Watford have managed to score in each of those games and very often they are the team to score first in the match. They should be given some credit for this and for that reason I am going to back Spurs to win and both teams to score in the match which is available at a very good price of 3.15. It’s probably a bit of a risky bet, but I also like Spurs to win by a margin of 2-3 goals which is available at nearly the same price. If their attack lives up to my expectations I reckon this will be the most likely margin of victory. For Goalscorers the best value for me would be Heung-Min Son to score in the match since he has now scored in three of his last four matches for Spurs.


BetOlimp Best Bets


Victory and Both to Score: yes and Tottenham – 3.15
Winning Margin: Tottenham by 2-3 goals: yes – 3.10
Anytime Goalscorer: Heung-Min Son – 2.10


Note, odds are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change


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