Tottenham Hotspur hosts Watford at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a game from the third round of the Premier League. Stay with us and our online soccer predictions that win for this game. Here we go!
Tottenham started the new era with the manager Nuno Espirito Santo in the best way possible by winning their first two games in the league. Spurs won against the champion Manchester City in the first round while in the second one they did the same against Wolverhampton Wanderers away from home. This is giving some hope to the fans after the difficult campaign they had to witness during the previous season.
Nuno Santo’s return to the Molineux to face his former club Wolverhampton Wanderers ended with success. Tottenham made a solid defensive performance against Wolves while Dele Alli’s goal from a penalty kick was enough to claim the three points. Dele was suffering during the time of the previous manager Jose Mourinho, but now he could once again turn into one of Spurs’ most important players. Surely he has the qualities to do so.
The big news in Tottenham Hotspur’s camp is the return of Harry Kane. The striker played some part in the win against Wolves, but the news arrived few days later. The English international announced that he’s going to stay in Tottenham and continue playing for the club. It’s not a secret that Kane hoped to move to Manchester City this summer, but the club refused to let him go. Now the situation is different and Harry Kane will continue to wear Tottenham’s shirt. He should be starting again in the next game. It’d be a great moment for the fans when Kane scores his first goal for the season.
This version of Tottenham Hotspur looks clinical so far – two games in the Premier League and two wins with the same result – 1-0. In both matches Spurs kept clean sheets which is great news. Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier did great job in the two matches they have played in the heart of the defense. Meanwhile Nuno Santo obviously prefers to use Sergio Reguilon and Japhet Tanganga as full-backs. In the summer Spurs bought the Argentine centre-back and Copa America winner Cristian Romero, but right now it seems he’s not entirely ready to be a starter in the Premier League. We expect to see some solid performances by Romero in future, though.
The Spanish winger Bryan Gil is another player who still awaits his chance to shine. Gil is regarded as one of the best talents of Spanish football at the moment, but he didn’t play in Tottenham’s both games in the Premier League so far. Gil is clearly a prospect for the future, so it’d be exciting to see what kind of work Nuno Santo will be able to do with him. Soon or later he has to record his first minutes in the Premier League. This could happen against Watford just after few days.
The French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele remains in Spurs’ injury list. The 24-years old is still waiting to make his debut for the 2021/22 season. Ndombele played 33 Premier League matches last season and he could be an important figure under the guidance of the new manager. Nuno Santo could use his impressive physics for winning the midfield area.
Watford are approaching the third round of the Premier League from 11th place in the standings. The Hornets kicked off their campaign with a win against Aston Villa in the first round, but in the second one they lost for a first time this season against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Watford didn’t have a proper game against Brighton & Hove at the American Express last week. The manager Xisco admitted that he expected more from his players, especially after winning in the first round. It remains to be seen if away form is going to be a problem for this team during the season. It’s going to be important for their eventual survival.
Xisco’s 4-5-1 formation didn’t work against the Seagulls. The new signing Emmanuel Dennis felt isolated in attack while Ken Sema and Ismaila Sarr didn’t do much on the wings. Watford felt some problems in defense, too – the back four felt shaky and not so much solid against the opposition.
During the week Watford changed the fans’ mood for the better after securing a place in the next round of the Carabao Cup. The Hornets faced Premier League rivals Crystal Palace at home and progressed after a 1-0 win. The hero of the game was the debuting striker Ashley Fletcher who scored the winning goal for the hosts. The 25-years old found the net just four minutes before the final whistle. Fletcher got the ball from Juan Hernandez and put it behind the back of the goalkeeper Jack Butland. It brought him some special praise from the manager Xisco after the game.
The young Brazilian striker Joao Pedro remains sidelined with an injury for Watford. The 19-years old scored 9 goals in the Championship last season, but right now the manager can’t use his capabilities. He’s going to be an addition option for Xisco when he’s ready to return on the pitch. Joao Pedro is quick and technical forward who could be useful for the Hornets.
Xisco will hope that Watford’s defense will do a better job against Tottenham compared to the game against Brighton. Spurs have some dangerous players in attack, so Christian Kabasele and William Troost-Ekong must be at their highest levels during this trip to London.
That’s the online soccer predictions that win for the Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford. Spurs are perfect so far in the league – two wins from two matches played. Things are working well for the club’s new manager Nuno Santo. Meanwhile Watford are going to be in a good mood after the win against Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup. They are the obvious underdog here, though – this is Tottenham’s game to lose.