5:00 AM (AEST) Tuesday, May 1 at White Hart Lane, London
Round 36 of the English Premier League ends on Tuesday with Tottenham playing hosts to the mid table Watford in what could be a good game.
Tottenham: Lloris; Dier, Vertonghenm, Alderweireld; Wanyama, Dembele, Walker-Peters, Davies; Eriksen, Alli, Kane.
Watford: Gomes; Holebas, Kabasele, Britos, Femenia; Capoue, Doucoure; Richarlison, Cleverley, Carrillo; Gray.
There have been 21 League games between these two teams, with Spurs dominating, picking up 12 wins to the Wasps 5, while 4 games have been drawn. Their clash earlier this season, produced a 1 all draw.
Tottenham started their season with a 2-0 win over newly promoted Newcastle. They then lost 2-1 to Chelsea before scoring a 1 all draw with Burnley. In Round 4 they hammered Everton 3-0 before being held to a scoreless draw by Swansea. They’ve been consistently strong since, beating West Ham 3-2, Huddersfield 4-0, Bournemouth 1-0 and then Liverpool 4-1. They then suffered a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United, before struggling to a 1-0 win over the last placed Crystal Palace. Their form then dropped as they lost 2-0 to Arsenal and 2-1 to Leicester while scoring 1 all draws with West Brom and Watford. They have since bounced back with impressive victories against Stoke 5-1, Brighton 2-0 and Burnley 3-0 while suffering a heavy 4-1 loss to undefeated League Leaders Man City. Spurs hammered Southampton 5-2 and Swansea 2-0 in their next two games before being held to a 1 all draw with West Ham. After they belted Everton 4-0, the Spurs were held to a 1 all draw with Southampton. Spurs bounced back with a brilliant 2-0 shut-out of Manchester United before scoring a 2 all draw with Liverpool. Spurs then beat Arsenal 1-0, Palace 1-0 and Huddersfield 2-0, before their 4-1 hiding of Bournemouth. They followed that up with an impressive 3-1 win over the defending champions Chelsea before beating Stoke 2-1. They then lost 3-1 to League leaders Man City and last week they had 1 all draw with Brighton.
The Wasps have made a consistent and solid start to the year. They opened with a 3 all draw against Liverpool before beating Bournemouth 2-0. After a scoreless draw with Brighton, they beat Southampton 2-0 in Round 4. They then had a bad day at the office when Man City hammered them 6-0. Watford bounced back impressively though, beating Swansea 2-1, holding West Brom to a 2 all draw and then bagging an impressive 2-1 win over Arsenal. The Wasps then lost three straight to Chelsea, Stoke and Everton before beating West Ham 2-0 and Newcastle 3-0. They’ve been in poor form since, losing to Manchester United 4-2, Burnley 1-0, Crystal Palace 2-1, Huddersfield 4-1, Brighton 1-0 and Swansea 2-1, while picking up a solitary draw with Spurs and a sole win against Leicester 2-1. They lost back to back games against Swansea 2-1 and Man City 3-1 before scoring a draw with Southampton 2 all. They then lost to Leicester 2-0 and had a scoreless draw with Stoke. The Wasps then had a magnificent win over demending champions Chelsea 4-1, but followed up with a 2-0 loss to Hammers. They then beat Everton and West Brom by 1-0 in successive games before receiving a pair of heavy losses to Arsenal 3-0 and Liverpool 5-0 before scoring a 2 all draw with Bournemouth. They then had a 2-1 loss to Burnley and a 1-0 loss to Huddersfield. Last week they were kept to a scoreless draw with Crystal Palace.
Watford defence – They’ve struggled for consistency at the back and will need to be at their best if they are keep Spurs scoreless.
Spurs should stroll home with the win here.