Tottenham and Watford will both be chasing a much-needed win when they meet in the Premier League on Saturday. Tottenham endured a week to forget before the international break after they followed up a 7-2 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League with a 3-0 top-flight loss at Brighton.
The defeat to the Seagulls leaves Mauricio Pochettino’s side ninth in the Premier League standings, already 13 points behind leaders Liverpool, while they have only won one of their last six games in all competitions.
However, Spurs have only lost one of their last 16 meetings with Watford, winning 12 of those clashes, while they have also won their last two league matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, overcoming both Crystal Palace and Southampton.
Summer signings Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon could come into contention following injury lay-offs, with the latter yet to make his debut after joining from Fulham during the summer.
Paulo Gazzaniga is expected to start in goal following the elbow injury suffered by Hugo Lloris against Brighton, while Christian Eriksen is a doubt after suffering a dead leg during the international break with Denmark.
Watford are still awaiting their first league win of the season and head into Saturday’s match rooted to the bottom of the table and four points adrift of safety.
The Hornets have picked up just one point on the road to date and were recently thrashed 8-0 at Manchester City.
Boss Quique Sanchez Flores is hoping to have captain Troy Deeney back by the end of the month following knee surgery, so Saturday’s game is likely to come too soon for the forward.
Etienne Capoue, Sebastian Prodl and Isaac Success will also miss the trip to north London, with Watford having not won at Spurs in any competition since they claimed a 3-2 success in the League Cup over 25 years ago.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.