Preview: Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford: Team News, Manager Comments and Prediction.
(Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Three wins in Tottenham Hotspur's first four matches of the season should be good enough for Nuno Espírito Santo's boys to carry their momentum into their upcoming Premier League fixture. 

Spurs will visit Watford at North London for the first time since October 2019, in what is expected to be everything but an easy fixture for the 'Lilywhites'.

Tottenham Hotspur have defeated Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers in back-to-back weeks to start off the 2021 / 22 Premier League campaign on a high note.

Spurs have also scored a total of two goals and kept two clean sheets. 

On the other hand, Watford started the season strong with a 3-2 win over Aston Villa at Vicarage Road, but then fell to 0-2 to Brighton on match week #2. 

Team news

Spurs

According to Espírito Santo in the pre-game press conference, Joe Rodon and Cameron Carter-Vickers are the only Tottenham players who will not be available for the game against Watford. 

“We are preparing for the match against Watford,” he said. "But Joe [Rodon] is not with us in the group, he still has problems, and Cameron [Carter-Vickers] is the same. 

“The rest are available.”

Watford

Goalkeeper Ben Foster will miss the game with a small hamstring problem while midfielder Dan Gosling remains unavailable due to illness.

Striker João Pedro is now running outside and making good progress from the knee injury he sustained in July.

Midfielder Juraj Kucka remains a doubt with a thigh injury. Nathaniel Chalobah could also be a possibility for Xisco's side. 

Predicted line-ups

Spurs

Lloris, Sánchez, Dier, Reguilón, Tanganga, Hojberg, Skipp, Dele, Son, Bergwjin & Kane 

Watford

Bachmann, Cathcart, Ekong, Kabasele, Rose, Otebo, Sarr, Cleverley, Kucka, Sema & Dennis

Espírito Santo's reaction

Nuno had nothing but praise for the fellow London club.

“Good team. It’s a good team, very intense and competitive. Good players. We expect a tough match on Sunday.”

In terms of outgoings, the latest rumour is that Moussa Sissoko is moving to Watford.

Nuno refused to comment on the deal.

“Until the moment, Moussa is a Spurs player. Nothing is done. So, I don’t have much to add on that.”

Prediction

Tottenham will keep their momentum going at home and most-likely defeat a solid Watford team by 2-0.

Harry Kane will record his first goal of the Premier League campaign while Steven Bergwjin will also be a goalscorer. 

VAVEL Logo