Looking relentlessly consistent at White Hart Lane, Al Hain-Cole expects Mauricio Pochettino’s men to brush aside Mazzarri’s travel sick outfit
Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to maintain the pressure on leaders Chelsea when they welcome Watford to White Hart Lane for Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Having come from behind to beat Swansea City 3-1 courtesy of three late goals on Wednesday, Mauricio Pochettino’s men are heavy 2/7 (1.29) favourites with Betfair Sportsbook to move to within five points of first place by coming out on top for the sixth consecutive league game.
Meanwhile, the Hornets moved into the top half of the table with a second win in three days at home to West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, and are available at 11/1 (12.00) to secure their first victory on this ground since 1985.
None of the last six meetings between these sides have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 9/2 (5.50) on them cancelling each other out in this one.
Although the joy was somewhat diminished by Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City soon afterwards, Spurs’ dramatic late victory at the Liberty Stadium was just the latest chapter in a remarkable season.
While Antonio Conte’s men continue to hold everyone else at arm’s length, their North London counterparts are the only team that come anything close to matching that relentless consistency – particularly at home.
Unbeaten in 15 league matches in front of their own fans and having won each of the last 10 in a row, the hosts should have little trouble in seeing off a visiting outfit that has lost seven and earned just a single victory in their last 10 on the road.
Having failed to score in five of their last seven league away games, Walter Mazzarri’s team should pose little threat at a ground where they have struck just three times in their last six visits.
All things considered, odds of 19/20 (1.95) are not to be missed on a consistent Tottenham side winning to nil for the seventh time in 10 league games.