Wins have been hard to come by recently for Leicester in the Premier League but if they continue to play the way they did last weekend in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea, those wins will come. The Foxes get a shot at home on the weekend against a Watford side who are still struggling to pull things together defensively. Leicester are 5/6 at Paddy Power for all three points with the draw at 13/5 and Watford at 7/2* (Betting Odds taken on January 15th, 2018 at 9:16 p.m.)
The Foxes have won only one of their last six league games but they played so well at Chelsea last weekend that they will have plenty of backers here. Plus they did win their last league outing at the King Power, beating Huddersfield 3-0. Leicester haven’t done badly at home recently with a W3 D1 L1 record on home soil in their last five league games there and they have scored pretty well at home. They average almost 1.5 goals per home game and they have scored at least two goals in their last two home games. This does have the look of being a high scoring game and over 2.5 goals at Paddy Power looks a decent proposition. In the correct score market a Leicester 3-1 victory may well have some good appeal out a price of 14/1* (Betting Odds taken on January 16th, 2018 at 1:14 a.m.). The Foxes have Riyad Mahrez playing really well at the moment and with Jamie Vardy fit again, they will pose a threat here. They created so many chances against Chelsea in their 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge last weekend it was ridiculous how they didn’t actually manage to score. Overall Leicester are W5 D2 L4 at home this season in the top flight and can make a good run at three points here. They have scored at least two goals in six of their eleven home games this term.
The Hornets continue to be at sixes and sevens. They had to fight back from a 2-0 deficit at half time at home against the low-scoring Southampton last weekend, and they just about pulled it back to a draw in the last minute of the game. But again their defence was exposed and that is a really poor W1 D1 L6 record they have produced now this season in their last eight games played. It’s not been good enough and their away form is of concern because they are on a four-match losing streak away from Vicarage Road and they are W1 L6 in their last seven on the road. It is their defence which is badly letting them down as they have now extended their run without a clean sheet to ten league games. Both teams to score at Paddy Power at least is going to be a pretty solid option for the game. 64% of Watford’s away games this season have gone over 2.5 goals so this should be a pretty lively game and they have conceded at least two goals in each of their last three games. Watford have scored in 82% of their road games this season. This could be a rollercoaster of a match. Abdoulaye Doucoure got his seventh goal of the season last weekend.
The Hornets took a 2-1 home win over Leicester back on Boxing Day, however, Leicester have won their two previous Premier League home games against Watford. The Foxes are unbeaten in their last ten home games against the Hornets in all competitions. Seven of the last eight contests between the two sides have gone above the 2.5 goal line, so this could be another entertaining clash between them.
Leicester can get themselves a good three home points in this one. They played really well last weekend and just couldn’t get the ball in the back of the net. They should be up for this one and get plenty of chances against a Watford back line that can’t defend.
17th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Watford are starting to slip back towards the extremely tight bottom half of the Premier league table with six losses in their last seven league games. They are still scoring but they can’t keep the ball out of their own net. Southampton though starts the weekend just above the drop zone after a long winless streak and a lack of serious attacking threat. Watford are 7/5 for the win at William Hill with Southampton at 19/10 and the draw at 9/4 * (Betting Odds were taken January 9th, 2018 at 10.16pm)
The season really has taken a poor turn for Watford who have gone W1 D1 L7 in their last nine league outings. It has been disappointment after disappointment for them after such a bright start to the season. They haven’t kept a clean sheet since a 3-0 win at Newcastle back on November 25th. At home, the Hornets are W3 D3 L5 for the season and they are W2 D2 L2 in their last six at Vicarage Road. They have conceded eleven goals in their last four home games which suggest vulnerabilities and both teams to score at William Hill returns a price of 7/10* (Betting Odds were taken January 10th, 2018 at 8.39pm). Watford have averaged just around 1.3 goals per home game this season which isn’t great, especially when you have conceded at a rate of 2.09 per home game. 64% of their home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals though and this one is 19/20 to do so at William Hill* (Betting Odds were taken January 10th, 2018 at 8.47pm), even though it is Southampton making the visit and they are not a prolific side. The top scorer for Watford at Vicarage Road is Abdoulaye Doucoure with three goals.
The Saints are now perilously close to the Premier League drop zone after a run of nine games without a win in the top flight. They are just not packing anywhere near enough of a punch at the moment and away from home, they have won just the once this season so it would be hard to back them. They are just W1 D4 L5 on their travels this term and have lost two of their last three. The Saints have failed to score in two of their last three away games as well and there could be a bit of appeal on Watford to win to nil at William Hill for the fixture. The Saints have only managed the seven away goals this season and they have failed to score in four of their ten road trips this term. They haven’t been watertight either because they have conceded at an average of 1.5 goals per game away from St Marys. Of the goals that they have managed on the road this season 71% of them have appeared in the second half of matches which may throw some weight at a half-time draw. Southampton have scored first in just two of their road games this season and they could find themselves in the drop zone this weekend.
Last season Southampton won this corresponding fixture 4-3 but they lost 2-0 at home against the Hornets earlier this season. The Saints are slightly ahead with a W2 D2 L1 record in the five previous Premier League clashes with Watford. Both teams have scored in just two of the last seven meetings and Watford are actually winless in their last four on home soil against the Saints.
Not the easiest game to call because Watford just haven’t been at the races and convincing enough. But then again the Saints have looked pretty well below par this season and are having even bigger struggles. Home advantage may swing it, so roll with the Hornets.
11th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Citizens are not too surprisingly heavy odds-on favourites to collect another three points at the Etihad. They have just been phenomenal with their output this season and will want to finish with a flourish before turning their attention to the FA Cup. Watford have struggled badly on the road after a good start to the season on their travels. Their defensive misfires will put them at risk and City are 1/10 to take the home win, leaving the draw at 8/1 and Watford as massive 22/1 underdogs.
It only just half way through the season and already we have run out of things to say about the Citizens. It has just been a total procession for them all the way and they go into this game on a nine match winning streak at the Etihad this season. They have scored at least two goals in each of those nine games as well in that sequence and they have fired off exactly four goals in each of their last two home victories, which were against Spurs and Bournemouth. In the William Hill correct score market a Manchester City 4-0 option is a ridiculously short price of 17/2. Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero have both scored three goals in each in City’s last two home games they are 7/2 and 9/4 respectively in the first goalscorer market for the game. City have averaged 3.6 goals per game at home this season and they have been leading at half time in seven of their ten home fixtures. A Man City/Man City half time/full time bet then is worth considering because of that. The Citizens haven’t been just all about attacking might, they have also only conceded seven goals with four clean sheets in ten at home. It is a good chance for them to respond to their 0-0 draw at Palace on the weekend.
How to Watford stand up to all this? They were great in the early part of the season away from home, however, they go to the Etihad on the back of a three match losing streak away from Vicarage Road in the top flight. The Hornets scored exactly two goals in each of their opening seven away games this season but have subsequently netted just one in their last three in total. Watford are W4 D1 L5 on their travels this season in the top flight and they have averaged 1.6 goals per game and it may be worth looking at both teams to score for a price of 21/10, even though City will once again be heavily backed to win this to nil. With just the one clean sheet in their last eight road games, they are going to be at risk in this one, and nervy too after getting stuffed by City 6-0 at Vicarage Road in September. 71% of the goals that Watford have conceded in away games this season have been in the second half of matches. Richarlison is their top scorer away from home with four goals and he is a 3/1 anytime goalscorer option. The Hornets were rocked as Swansea fought back from a goal down to beat them on the weekend at Vicarage Road.
Manchester City pounded Watford 6-0 earlier in the season at Vicarage Road and that is five straight Premier League wins they have recorded over Watford, four of those being to nil as well. City have scored eleven goals in their last two games against the Hornets now in the top flight and have netted at least two goals in each of their last seven against them in all competitions.
Manchester City are likely going to collect yet another win in this one and that is because the defence of Watford just isn’t reliable enough to go and compete at the Etihad for 90 minutes and expect to do enough to get something out of the game. Home win and to nil.
31st December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It is not unreasonable to suggest that Swans are pretty doomed this season. After a heavy loss at Anfield on Boxing Day they are now five points from safety and in big trouble and the goals and the wins just aren’t coming for them. Watford gave themselves a boost by snapping their four match losing streak as they took a home win over Leicester on Tuesday and they are 8/11 favourites to win this too, with the draw at 11/4 and Swansea at 7/2.
The Hornets fought back from a goal down to take a 2-1 home win over Leicester on Boxing Day so will they be able to get some momentum going again? That victory snapped a four match losing streak and a six match winless streak of form that they were on. The Hornet’s are W3 D3 L4 at home for the season in the top flight and that win over the Foxes snapped a three match winless streak of home form that they were on. Their defence does need tightening up though as they are without a clean sheet in seven games home and away now, but will they be tested too much by Swansea? Probably not and Watford to win to nil with Ladbrokes could be a good option to roll with for the game. Watford have returned 13 goals in their ten home games but they have conceded at over two goals per game at Vicarage Road. Surprisingly they have only opened the scoring in three of their ten home games. They do have some quality going forward though with Abdoulaye Doucoure a decent 7/2 anytime goalscorer option.
Swansea’s slumped to a huge 5-0 loss at Liverpool on the weekend, which was always going to be a bit of a thankless task for them. Their away form is pretty shocking now with a seven match losing streak going. They have scored only the five away goals in the top flight this season and under 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes is a solid 7/10 option. Defensively they have gotten a little bit worse recently with twelve goals conceded in their last four league games and with them having scored only eleven league goals all season themselves, it’s hard to see them surviving. The Swans have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per away games this season and they have failed to score in 60% of their road fixtures. They have taken three clean sheets away from the Liberty to be fair to them, but they don’t have the goals. Their eight match winless streak on the road has every chance of being extended in this one. They have a really tough January fixture list coming up as well and at Ladbrokes, Swansea are 1/5 odds on favourites to suffer relegation this term to the Championship.
Watford took a 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium earlier in the season and that is back to back league wins that they have collected against Swansea and they are unbeaten in three against the Welsh club now. From the five previous Premier League meetings, Watford are W3 D1 L1 against Swansea.
Watford have a great chance to follow up on that win over Leicester on Boxing Day by collecting three points in this one. Swansea are just at sea at the moment and with a renewed bit of confidence and self belief, the Hornets can take down the visitors.
28th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hornets have been struggling to get some winning momentum behind them on home soil all season long. So they could use a bit of a boost at Vicarage Road in this Boxing Day affair. Leicester though have upped their away form and have gone unbeaten in their last seven on the road and will likely last down a challenge. Watford are 13/10 to collect the win at Paddy Power, with Leicester at 2/1 and the draw at 12/5.
The Hornets have lost their way on home soil a bit as they have collected just get one point from their last three home games, which was in a draw against ten-man Spurs. Watford are just W2 D3 L4 at Vicarage Road this season and they have scored eleven goals in their nine home fixtures. Defensively they have averaged over 2 goals per game against. Over 2.5 goals has to be worth a look in this one. 56% of Watford’s home games have gone over the goal line. Watford have shipped at least one goal in 78% of their home matches. Surprisingly they have only opened the scoring in three of their nine home games and 60% of the goals they have shipped at home have been in the first half of matches.
The Foxes have a bit of away form under their belt. They have won their last two on the road, victories at Newcastle and Southampton, and they have managed to stay unbeaten in their last seven road games now so they have to be value to get something out of this. Both teams to score is going to be good value here as Leicester do have only the one away clean sheet this season and both teams have scored in 78% of their away games. Shinji Okazaki is their top scorer away from home this season while Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez are the only other two to have managed more than one away goal for them this season. Overall this season the Foxes have produced a W3 D4 L2 record on their travels in the top flight.
These two traded home wins last season in the top flight but in the four previous Premier League meetings, Leicester are up 3-1. Three of those four game have gone over 2.5 goals as well and in the last six league matches, Leicester are W4 D1 L1 so are well up in the head to head.
The Hornet’s really need to churn out a bit of cheer at Vicarage Road but Leicester offer a bit of value in this one because they have been going very well on the road and can hold their own. Back the Foxes to sneak away with a win.
25th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Seagulls may sense the chance of grabbing some vital survival points in this one as they welcome the out-of-form Watford the Amex on the weekend. Brighton though doesn’t have any kind of winning from behind them either and they are going to have to start digging really deep to get things going. Watford carries a three match losing streak into this one and the pressure is building for them. Brighton are 6/4 to take the win with Watford at 19/10 and the draw at 2/1.
Brighton badly needs a win as they have failed to take one in their last seven league games played. They just need a little bit of a boost to keep them around the mid table mark. They have slipped to just one point in their last four games now and they have failed to hit the back of the net in their last three games played. In total, they have just the one goal in their last six league outings. At home, though they have been pretty stubborn with a W2 D5 L2 record and Liverpool and Man City are the only two visitors to have won there in the league this season. Brighton have drawn five of their last six at home (L1) so that suggests they could at least stick in there and avoid defeat. With Watford out of form, a Brighton draw no bet at William Hill is an 8/11 price just in case they can’t find that winner. There is every chance that this will go under 2.5 goals though which is at 13/20. Just 33% of Brighton’s home games this season have gone over the goal line. Part of that is because the Seagulls have only averaged a goal per game at home. 78% of the goals that the Seagulls have managed at home have come in the second half of matches so a half time draw is worth a poke.
Watford have lost their positive momentum and have now only managed one point in their last five games played. They have been really leaky at the back as well with twelve goals conceded in those five games. They badly need themselves a win as well but they have lost their last two games out on the road and overall are just W1 L4 in their last five road fixtures. They have scored in all but one of their away games this season and therefore both teams to score at William Hill isn’t going to be a bad option really. The Hornets have averaged 1.8 goals per game on the board, and they have taken three clean sheets on their travels and each of those coincided with an away win. Overall the Hornets are W4 D1 L4 out on the road in the top flight this season. The Hornets do carry a good attacking threat and Richarlison is at 9/4 while Andre Gray is at 2/1 and he gets a chance Troy Deeney suspended for four games. In the correct score market, the 1-1 draw is the shortest price but the defeat have really been stacking up for them lately and three of their four away defeats so far have been by just the one goal margin. The Hornets have scored in 89% of their away games this season.
There was a 0-0 draw between these two earlier in the season and that just extended Watford’s unbeaten run of matches against Brighton to six games (W3 D3). Watford are actually unbeaten in their last five trips down south to face Brighton (W3 D2) so they have that going for them. Most of the recent meetings have been a low scoring affair, with each of the last five going under 2.5 goals.
Brighton have to be worth a flutter in this one. They badly need a win because the three points would give them a good injection of self belief. Watford just can’t seem to hold down a solid ninety minutes at the moment and the home side may be value to nick this.
20th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Watford fans will be really frustrated watching their side lately as the Hornets have slipped to just one point in their last four games. They threw away three points at Crystal Palace in midweek and really need to start finding some winning consistency from somewhere. Huddersfield were blown away by Chelsea in midweek to suffer their fifth defeat in their last six games and with the Terriers struggling for goals, this could be Watford’s time to sting them. Watford are 7/10 to take the victory, with the draw at 11/4 and Huddersfield at 15/4.
The Hornets suffered a loss against Crystal Palace in midweek to make it just the one point from them in their last four outings. Looking back a little further the Hornets have lost six of their last nine (W2 D1) so their strong start has really passed them by. They have only picked up the two wins this season on home soil in the top flight where they have a W3 D3 L3 record and have won just one of their last four there, a 2-0 victory over West Ham. The Hornets, in general, have been scoring pretty well this season and there is 6/1 odds on a Watford 1-0 correct score at Paddy Power turning up. They are 15/2 to win 2-0. They do badly need to get some kind of consistency going and this should be a good chance for them to that. They have collected a clean sheet in 25% of their home games and it’s worth considering them to win to nil in the fixture. The Hornets have conceded at an average of two goals per game at Vicarage Road but shouldn’t be troubled too much by Huddersfield limited attack. This has to be a good chance for them to get a win on the board and they have scored in each of their last three on home soil. Troy Deeney, Andre Gray and Richarlison are the joint 6/4 anytime goalscorer favourites.
The Terriers suffered a heavy home defeat against Chelsea in midweek and again looked pretty toothless in front of goal. They have posted a W1 L5 record since their last six games and they have scored just the four goals in that sequence as well. They are still stuck on just the one away win all season and that happened in their first road game of the term when they visited Crystal Palace. They have lost their last five away from the John Smith’s Stadium and they have failed to score in any of their last seven out on the road as well. They have the third worst away record in the top flight going this season. Huddersfield have shipped eighteen away goals at an average of 2.25 per game on their travels, but they could be value to hang around for a half time draw with Paddy Power as 78% of their away goal shave been conceded in the second half of matches. The Terriers have also conceded at least two goals in each of their last five away games as well and will be vulnerable in this one. Both teams not to score has to be a decent banker for the weekend at a price of 4/5. They badly need improvement up top from somewhere.
Back in the 2014/15 Championship season was when these two last met each other. They traded home wins that season and the season before, they traded away wins. From the last six meetings, Watford are W4 L2 against the Terriers and all six of those fixtures, all in the Championship went over 2.5 goals, five of them going over three.
The lack of form from the Terriers can hand the unpredictable Watford a win in this one. The Hornets look as if they really need a good result to get themselves going again. They can claim a win to nil in this one.
15th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Palace gathered up yet another point on the weekend as they were held to a 2-2 home draw with Bournemouth. That stretches the Eagles out to five games unbeaten now but just one of those games have ended in a victory for them. But at least they are fighting along and with Watford being a bit hit and miss out on the road, the Eagles may sense a chance for at least another point in this one. Crystal Palace are 6/5 at Ladbrokes to win this with Watford at 23/10 and the draw at 9/4.
The Eagles drew for the third time in a row as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park against Bournemouth on the weekend. They are unbeaten in five league games now and have lost just one of their last seven now which was against Spurs, so they are holding their ground much more consistently. But can they find those precious wins to get themselves out of the drop zone? The Eagles are unbeaten in five home games now (W2 D3) and the three draws in that sequence were all 2-2 affairs and both wins were 2-1 victories. In the Ladbrokes correct score market, there is a quote of 17/2 on a Palace 2-1 win and 14/1 odds on a 2-2 draw. A victory would send them out of the drop zone even if it’s temporary, but that is something that would surely fill them with confidence. Palace are still without a clean sheet at home this term so both teams to score should be an option at Ladbrokes. All of their league goals this season have come at home of course and Wilfried Zaha is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option for them, while Christian Benteke who missed from the penalty spot on the weekend is the 15/8 favourite. Palace have only been leading once at half time at home this season.
The Hornets have been a bit patchy with a W2 D1 L5 record in their last eight played. So they are struggling to land any kind of consistency at the moment and they suffered a 1-0 loss out at Burnley on the weekend. Their away form has started to go downhill a bit as they have lost three of their last four away from Vicarage Road (W1). Their loss at Burnley was the first time this season that they failed to score on their travels. They had scored at least two goals in each of their other away games this season. Two of their three way defeats now have been by a one goal margin only and that is because, by and large, they do carry an attacking threat. Troy Deeney and Andre Gray are up there around the 2/1 mark in the anytime goalscorer market and both teams to score at Ladbrokes is worth a serious look in this one. The Hornets have scored first in five of their eight away games this season in the top flight and 60% of their 15 away goals have come in the second half of matches, which may make the half time draw at Ladbrokes a decent option to consider.
Crystal Palace won this corresponding fixture 1-0 last season and that was after a draw at Vicarage Road. Things are pretty even between these from recent meetings. Of the four Premier League games contested, Palace are W2 D1 L1 but they are W2 L2 in their last four on home soil in all competitions against the Hornets.
The draw in the match outright has to have appeal again just because Palace can’t seem to get over the finish line to put wins on the board. Watford will likely get more chances against Palace than they did against Burnley on the weekend and the Hornets can go there and collect a point.
11th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Burnley v Watford Premier League Preview, 9th December 3.00pm
This should be a pretty good game from Turf Moor. The Clarets suffered a loss at Leicester last weekend so need to show some character to bounce back from that. They have been strong at home all season though and will give the Hornets a run for their money. Watford collected a good point against Spurs last weekend but failed, in the end, to really take advantage of the Lilywhites having gone down to ten men. Burnley are 11/8 to pick up the home win, with Watford at 2/1 and the draw at 11/5.
The Clarets are still sitting in the top seven in the league heading into the weekend, but with two defeats in their last three games played (against Leicester and Arsenal), they just need to steady the ship a bit. Defensively they still look pretty rock solid though as both of those defeats were only by a 1-0 scoreline. They went down 1-0 against Arsenal in their last home game, denied a point by a penalty conceded in stoppage time. That takes them to a W3 D2 L2 record in their seven home fixtures this season and they will see this as a good chance to snap back to winning form perhaps. Still, you wouldn’t expect them to come out and light up the scoreboard so under 2.5 goals with William Hill has to be a realistic prospect at 8/13. With the Clarets having taken a clean sheet in four of their seven home games this season, you can back them to blank the Hornets in this one for odds of 13/8. Chris Wood is the 7/4 market leader in the anytime goalscorer market and up in the correct score market a Burnley 1-0 is a 6/1 poke with only the 1-1 shorter at 11/2.
The Hornets have been enjoying a good season and are just a place beneath the clarets heading into the weekend. They collected a good point against Spurs at home last weekend, but having played most of the second half with a man advantage, they did disappoint in not taking the game by the scruff of the neck. Watford are W2 D1 L1 then in their last four league games and they have scored in each of their last five league outings. So they will carry a threat and Troy Deeney and Andre Gray are 2/1 William Hill anytime goalscorer options for them. The away form of Watford this season reads W4 D1 L2 and they only snapped a two match losing streak on their travels with a victory at Newcastle last time out on the road. Defensively they have had their struggles at time with only the two clean sheets in their last nine league games played. 71% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals this season and 60% of their away goals have cropped up in the second half of matches and 70% of the goals they have conceded on the road have all been in the second half of games. To their credit, though they have scored the first goal in five of their seven away games this season and they scored two goals exactly in both of their defeats away from home (v Chelsea and Everton). The Hornets have scored at least two goals in each of their away games this term.
Last season there were home wins traded by the pair and both scored exactly two goals to get their win. Things are really tight between them from the most recent history as they have both won one and drawn four of the last six clashes. Five of the last eight games between Burnley and Watford in the league have ended in a draw.
Burnley have done well enough on home soil to sneak a win in this one. Watford surprisingly didn’t push on aggressively against ten-man Spurs last weekend and they may have troubles in breaking down the tough Burnley defence. Look for a home win.
7th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hornet’s very nearly mounted a stunning late comeback at home against Manchester United in midweek, but their hopes were ruined as Jesse Lingard dealt them a killer blow. The Hornets played well in the match but gave up goals that will have frustrated the boss. Tottenham are next to hit Vicarage Road and after a midweek loss out at Leicester where their profligacy in front of goal was comical at times, the Lilywhites are looking in desperate need of a win and a bit of confidence again. Tottenham are 8/11 to collect all three points in this one, with the draw at 11/4 and Watford at 7/2.
Despite putting on a pretty good performance at Vicarage Road and bossing most of the action, Watford found themselves 3-0 down against Manchester United in midweek. They pulled a couple back to set up an exciting finish but that was ruined as United broke for a killer fourth goal in the game. That defeat snapped a two match winning streak that they were on in the League, having beaten West Ham and Newcastle. But the Hornets were competitive again, showing good touches, but they have conceded at least three goals in half of their last six matches. So there’s a bit of work to do at the back. Both teams to score at bet365 should be considered for this at 7/10 because the Hornets have been producing well in front of goal themselves. They have scored at least two goals eight of their last nine league games. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 is a price of 710. The home form of the Hornets reads W2 D2 L3 so far this season and they have alternated between a loss and a win in each of their last four there. Richarlison is a 9/4 anytime goalscorer option, with Abdoulaye Doucoure, who got a great poacher’s goal against United at 5/1.
The Lilywhites have slipped to a W1 D1 L3 record in their last five league games and each of the three defeats in that sequence have happened out on the road. So they have to be at a little bit of a risk in this one. Spurs have not scored more than one goal in a game in any of their last five outings they missed a hatful of chances, including a couple of open goals in a defeat at Leicester in midweek. Harry Kane was on the scoresheet in that loss and he is a 5/2 First Goalscorer favourite for this fixture. Seven of his goals this season in the league have been away from home. Their consolation goal in their 2-1 loss at Leicester in midweek is their only goal in their last three road games in the top flight. They have also only kept the one clean sheet in their last six played so pieces are missing for them. In the bet365 correct score market, the 1-1 draw is the shortest priced option but there does look as if there could be plenty of goals in this and a 2-2 draw is a decent 14/1 poke because the Hornets are far from watertight. Tottenham badly needs a response in this one but they will be severely tested.
Watford are without a win in any of their four previous home games against Spurs in the Premier League (D2 L2). They suffered a 4-1 battering at Vicarage Road at the hands of Spurs last season and then lost 4-0 at White Hart Lane. Overall home and away against Spurs in all competitions, Watford are on a seven match losing streak, failing to score in three of those fixtures
With Tottenham out of sorts a little bit the draw may offer some appeal to punters in this one. Watford were expected to have challenged harder against Manchester United in midweek, but they played well in the game and can take advantage of Tottenham’s slump in form by collecting a point for themselves.
29th November 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting