Last time out Watford secured a controversial victory over Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road. Thanks to a delicate finish from Roberto Pereyra and an over hit cross from Jose Holebas. This continued Watford’s fine start to the new campaign, and showed many more signs of encouragement for the Hornets and their supporters.
Although not at their best by a long way, they were able to grind out a result and at times stay resilient to remain on level terms. This time out will be very different as we are facing our hardest challenge yet at home to Spurs.
Last time out Spurs secured a historic 3-0 victory at Old Trafford, thanks to a header from Harry Kane, and a brace from Lucas Moura. Mauricio Pochettino’s team, showed that they do have a more than capable squad to challenge Manchester City to the Premier League title this season. They are another team this season with a 100% record in the Premier League, which Watford will be hoping to stop.
Although Watford will most certainly be going into this game as the underdogs, they also have won all of their opening four games at the start of this season. So Javi Gracia will know that his side has every chance to get something from this game.
Watford will have to work to keep key players from getting too involved in the game. The likes of Kane, Erikson, Lucas Moura and Kieran Trippier who always seems to turn up with a good performance against Watford. And with the added threat of Kane and Moura, the Watford defence should be expecting to have their hands full throughout the 90 minutes.
Last time out at Vicarage Road, things finished 1-1, although Watford will feel unlucky not to have won a penalty in the dying seconds of that game. Javi Gracia and the Watford fans will be hoping for more of the same this time out as they look to keep their unbeaten run to the start of the season going.
By Rufus Brooks.