Kick-off: 1400, 29/08/2021
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham received a huge boost this week when Harry Kane revealed he will be staying put and they can celebrate by seeing off Watford.
Nuno Espirito Santo has started out with a couple of hard-fought 1-0 Premier League wins but may see this as a chance to open up more.
We like 11/10 for a home victory and over 2.5 goals in the game for our first Tottenham vs Watford prediction.
A Look At Tottenham Hotspur’s Betting Odds
Spurs built on a superb success versus Manchester City at this venue by edging out Wolves on the road, thanks to Dele Alli’s 10th-minute penalty.
Early optimism over climbing back up the Premier League table following a disappointing seventh-placed finish last term was tempered by speculation about Kane’s future.
However, the England captain has insisted he is “100 per cent focused” on the club after a move to the champions failed to materialise.
Kane backed that up by bagging a brace in Thursday’s 3-0 Europa Conference League triumph over Pacos Ferreira.
“I see Harry every day since he joined us – he doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone,” Nuno said. “He’s committed. You can see.
“All the situations that have happened are part of the past, let’s look and move forward.
“He played good, he scored, he had good movements. He helped the team in possession, out of possession kept his shape, helped recover the ball.”
Kane is a worthy favourite in the goalscorer markets for this match but it is worth noting that the rejuvenated Alli has a terrific record against Watford.
He has netted six times in his last eight appearances versus the Hornets, so 2/1 for him to strike at any time here stands out from the Tottenham vs Watford odds.
Last Spurs EPL line-up: Lloris, Reguilon, Sanchez, Tanganga, Hojbjerg, Dier, Alli, Skipp, Son, Bergwijn, Moura.
A Look At Watford’s Betting Odds
Watford returned to the top flight with a handy 3-2 triumph over Aston Villa but had their bubble burst by a 2-0 defeat at Brighton.
Ismaila Sarr and Emmanuel Dennis had caught the eye versus Villa but never managed to get going at Amex Stadium.
Captain Tom Cleverley managed the solitary shot on target, but that tame effort summed up a tepid performance.
The Hornets did bounce back with a 1-0 EFL Cup win over Crystal Palace on Tuesday, which featured a debut for former Spurs full-back Danny Rose.
Manager Xisco Munoz commented: “It is important we have 22 to 23 players ready to play and trying to give their best in all the situations. This is very good for me and also very good for the team.”
Watford may have to wait for a kinder run of fixtures after the international break to add to their points tally, though.
Let’s add 11/1 for a 3-1 home win to our Tottenham vs Watford betting tips.
Last Watford EPL line-up: Bachmann, Troost-Ekong, Masina, Cathcart, Kabasele, Etebo, Louza, Cleverley, Sema, Sarr, Dennis.
TOTTENHAM 3-0 Pacos Ferreira – Harry Kane (2), Vitorino Antunes (og)
WATFORD 1-0 Crystal Palace – Ashley Fletcher
Head-to-head: Watford 0-0 Tottenham, Tottenham 1-1 Watford, Tottenham 2-1 Watford, Tottenham 2-2 Watford, Watford 2-1 Tottenham
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