Watford vs Tottenham Prediction: Premier League Match on 01.01.2022
Antonio Conte’s revitalized Tottenham travel to Vicarage Road to face Claudio Ranieri’s Watford on new years’ at 16:00 GMT as the Lilywhites seek to put behind their controversial draw at Southampton last Tuesday.
Can the Tottenham Sustain their Renaissance under Conte to Compete for a Champions League Place?
Antonio Conte has overseen a 7-match unbeaten run, which has seen them move to within 5points of 4th-placed Arsenal.
This run of form needs to be maintained for Spurs to compete for a Champions League place come the end of the season.
The visit to Watford will be important for Spurs as it presents a chance to get back to winning ways after the controversial and frustrating stalemate at St. Mary’s.
Can Watford get their First Win in Five?
After a bright start of life under Claudio Ranieri, Watford have stuttered badly in recent matches.
They are on a damaging five-match losing streak, and they have won only once in the last 8 outings, which includes 7 defeats.
Ranieri will need to conjure up a spectacular turn of form for Watford to take something in the match against the in-form Tottenham side.
The Vicarage Road side have lost 5 out of the last 5 rounds of fixtures in the league. Ranieri’s men have collected 3 points from the last 6 outings. This record is only better than Norwich City’s 1 point from the available 18.
Tottenham have plundered 4 victories and 2 draws in a run of 6 rounds of fixtures that have seen them amass 14 points from a possible 18. Spurs take this unbeaten run to Watford in search of 3 points to continue their upsurge in form.
Ranieri will be sweating on the availability of central midfielder Peter Etebo; the 26-year-old is nursing a knee injury. Watford will also be without Kwado Baah with the left winger suffering an ankle fracture on November 5th.
Antonio Conte will not be able to call upon center-back Cristian Romero because of a hamstring problem. Left-midfielder Ryan Sessegnon is missing with a muscle problem. Giovani Lo Celso is also a doubt for the Watford clash; the Argentine central midfielder is nursing a shinbone injury since December 25th.
Possible Starting Lineups
- Bachmann; K. Femenia, F. Sierralta, C. Cathcart, A. Masina; M. Sissoko; J. Hernandez, J. kucka, O. Tufan, J. King; E. Bonaventure
- Lloris; B. Davies, E. Dier, D. Snahcez; Reguilon, P. Hojbjerg, H. Winks, Emerson; H. Son, H. Kane, L. Moura
Players to Watch
With 8 goals and 5 assists in 18 appearances for Watford this season, Dennis has been an influential player for Ranieri’s side. The Nigerian’s goals and assists will be central to Watford’s chances of taking something from the match against Spurs.
The Brazilian has been given a new lease of life under Antonio Conte, and his influence has grown from strength to strength in recent matches. He will be influential for Tottenham’s clash with Watford, especially after he was left out of the starting lineup at St. Mary’s.
Spurs are in their groove under Antonio Conte. They have tightened their defense and the attacking trident of Kane, Moura, and Son areas dangerous as ever. Coupled with Watford’s horrible form and low confidence, Spurs will be the favorites to win the match.
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