Spurs were made to sweat at the Liberty Stadium, but three goals after the 88th minute allowed them to claim a sixth straight win across all competitions. The absence of Harry Kane may have contributed to their lack of chances throughout the game, but they will host Watford this Saturday safe in the knowledge that they are more than capable of winning in his absence. The Hornets are without a clean sheet in their last nine on the road, so they’ll find it hard to shut out a Spurs side that’s been rampant at home.
It’s hard to overstate Spurs’s recent dominance at White Hart Lane. They’ve won 10 straight there as part of an unbeaten home run this campaign, and during those 10 most recent matches they’ve scored 29 goals (including seven in the three so far without Harry Kane). They’ve also won each of their last seven against middle-third teams as part of a run of 12 undefeated against such opposition, and they’ve scored 23 goals in those seven most recent wins, so they’ll be brimming with confidence for this one. Watford have gone W1-D1-L7 in their nine most recent road games, failing to score in five of their last seven. Having lost all of their games against the top six so far this season, it’s hard to see how Watford can come away with anything from this fixture.
Spurs’s prolific recent efforts at home and Watford’s scoring struggles on their travels suggest a big home win could be on the cards here. We’ll back the hosts on the -2 handicap.
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