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Watford vs Tottenham Hotspur: Two teams desperate to get their season on track

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Allysa Laco new author
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15th October, 2019

The Watford Hornets and Tottenham Hotspur are set to meet in their ninth match of the Premier League 2019 season.

Tottenham are sitting comfortably in the top nine on the table.

Watford has not won in their last five games. The Hornets are having recent struggles as they have ended matches either in a draw or a loss. The ability to close out matches while holding on to leads has been their problem.

Tottenham has been quiet but has been able to keep themselves alive in the standings as they sit at ninth. They’ve won only two of their last five, two of those were losses and the other one is a draw.

Their recent loss against Brighton was a surprise. Tottenham was purely consistent in that match, having attempted only eight shots, passing with an accuracy of 82 per cent. They presented a strong front before goalkeeper Hugo Lloris went down with a freak injury.

Still, Tottenham can prove to be a tough match-up for Watford. The last time Watford faced Tottenham, they merely had the chance to score the ball.

Tottenham grounded them for a 2-1 victory back then. Watford struggled mightily on defending Tottenham’s drives, allowing them to take 17 shots. They only had nine and couldn’t even squeeze through the defence.

Watford could have their heads down if they are to face Tottenham at full-strength. But the team has been trying to figure out a solution on their problems.

Watford’s problems have put them rock bottom at the current standings. They are yet to win a single match. Those three draws and five losses have cost them.


There are rising doubts if they can claw their way out of that hole.

Watford’s worst recent loss was an 8-0 rout by Manchester City. The Hornets weren’t able to score a single goal during that match. They only had five attempts for the whole match and had 31 per cent possession of the ball.

They were left searching for answers after that game. During that match, they were anything but a good team.

Watford will have a chance to grab a win and push their season along, although Tottenham will be looking to do the same.