After booking their spot in the fourth round of this year’s FA Cup in midweek, Tottenham are desperately looking to kick-start their Premier League campaign when they make the trip to a high-flying Watford on Saturday lunchtime.
While their 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough may have ended their four-match winless run, Spurs have continued on what has been a lacklustre campaign and still remain some way off mounting any kind of top-four charge.
On the flip side, although their FA Cup trip to Tranmere may have been postponed at the last minute, Watford have continued on what is being billed as a stellar revival.
Picking up a 3-0 win away at fellow scrappers Bournemouth last weekend, the Hornets have won each of their last three Premier League matches on the bounce and have forced a way out of the drop zone for the first time this season.
With Tottenham needing to snatch the most dramatic of late equalizers when the two sides faced off in North London earlier in the campaign, you might be interested to know that another stalemate at Vicarage Road can be found at 13/5 with Ladbrokes.
The free-scoring Hornets
Putting in what was another rampant display on the South Coast last weekend and putting three past Bournemouth, Watford suddenly find the mood in their camp at the highest it has been in recent memory.
Finding a way out of the bottom-three for the first time this season, the Hornets have clearly made a string of improvements since brining in one-time Leicester boss Nigel Pearson.
In the midst of a three-match Premier League winning run and unbeaten in each of their last six appearances across all competitions, a huge part of their recent revival has come thanks to some scintillating form in the final third.
Bagging 11 strikes in just their last four outings, one man to keep an eye out for on Saturday lunchtime will be attacking talisman, Troy Deeney.
Once again finding the net at the Vitality last weekend, the Watford skipper has scored four goals in his last five top-flight appearances and you might be interested to know that the 31-year-old is priced at 13/8 with Bet365 to extend that tally at Vicarage Road.
Tottenham’s away day issues
Although Tottenham may have managed to come past Championship outfit Middlesbrough in midweek, it does not cover what is quickly becoming a growing headache for new boss Jose Mourinho.
With their own attacking talisman in Harry Kane ruled out until April with a hamstring injury, Spurs open the weekend fixtures down in eighth and sat nine points adrift of the top-four.
Hit with back-to-back Premier League defeats, including a 1-0 loss away at Southampton on New Year’s Day, the Lilywhites have recorded just one top-flight win over the past five weeks.
A huge part of Tottenham’s continued issues of late have come down to some glaring struggles away from North London.
Remarkably, Mourinho’s men have won just a pair of their last 17 Premier League matches on the road, a run that stems all the way back to the 23rd of February.
Also hit with a 2-1 defeat the last time they made the trip to Vicarage Road, you might be interested to know that Saturday’s guests can be found priced at 21/10 with Paddy Power to come up empty-handed on the road this weekend.