Watford vs Tottenham
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road (Watford).
Tottenham Hotspur will take on Watford on Saturday afternoon at Vicarage Road in the 2019-2020 English Premier League
Tottenham are looking to win the match and make up for their loss in the last round against the leader “Liverpool”, with a clean goal.
On the other hand, Watford hope to continue their uprising, achieving a positive result that improves their position and keeps them out of the relegation zone.
Tottenham are eighth in the Premier League table with 30 points, while Watford are 17th with 22 points, after 22 rounds.
Watford Team News, Updates and Facts
Watford Team News
Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley are out until the start of next month at least, but Daryl Janmaat and Will Hughes are closer to recovery. Christian Kabasele is suspended and Kiko Femenia has a hamstring strain, but Watford could be unchanged from the win at Bournemouth last weekend.
Watford Key Players
Troy Deeney – Three goals in the last three league games and four since his comeback form injury in total have been central to Watford’s resurgent form.
Abdoulaye Doucoure – Scored when these teams last met and has added two more in the last two league games too.
Gerard Deulofeu – Scored against Sheffield United and Wolves to play his own part in the Hornets’ resurgence after a quiet start to the campaign.
Watford Team Form
A 2-0 win at home to Manchester United just before Christmas has started a Watford revival and the Hornets have not lost since, drawing with Sheffield United and beating Aston Villa, Wolves and Bournemouth in their last three league games. They drew 3-3 with Tranmere in the FA Cup in between – surrendering a 3-0 lead against the League One team – but they bounced back in the league as Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra all scored in a 3-0 win at Bournemouth.
Watford Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-2-3-1
Watford likely XI
- Goalkeeper:Ben Foster
- Defenders:Adrian Mariappa, Craig Dawson, Craig Cathcart, Adam Masina
- Defensive Midfielders:Nathaniel Chalobah, Etienne Capoue
- Attacking Midfielders:Ismaila Sarr, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Gerard Deulofeu
- Forwards:Troy Deeney
Tottenham Hotspur Team News, Updates and Facts
Tottenham Team News
Lucas Moura led the line against Middlesbrough in mid-week, having partnered Dele Alli up there against Liverpool in the previous game. With Harry Kane still sidelined, along with Moussa Sissoko, Ben Davies and Hugo Lloris, it could be Moura up front again, though Son Heung-Min and Alli are pushing for recalls to the starting line-up too.
Tottenham Key Players
Lucas Moura – No Harry Kane means higher expectation on Lucas Moura, and the Brazilian forward needs to rediscover the form he showed with his Champions League heroics last season.
Son Heung-Min – Another who needs to step up in Kane’s absence, Son has been a shadow of his previous self in the current campaign.
Giovani Lo Celso – Showed the role he can play by netting against Middlesbrough in mid-week and the summer signing needs to start consistently showing his best form.
Tottenham Team Form
Tottenham ended a four-game winless streak by beating Middlesbrough last time out – Giovanni Lo Celso and Erik Lamela scoring early goals in their FA Cup third-round reply before Boro’s late reply made for a nervy ending. The 2-1 win followed their second consecutive 1-0 league defeat – this time at home to Liverpool, having also lost away to Southampton.
Tottenham Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-2-3-1
Tottenham Hotspur likely XI
- Goalkeeper:Paulo Gazzaniga
- Defenders:Serge Aurier, Tony Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Ryan Sessegnon
- Defensive Midfielders:Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Winks
- Attacking Midfielders:Son Heung-Min, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela
- Forwards:Lucas Moura