What a way to start our Saturday, Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side travel to Vicarage Road to take on an in-form Watford side, a sentence that I didn’t think I would be writing this season. Watford, to all our surprise, began to turn their season around from being as short as 1/4 to be relegated in December to now sitting at a much healthier 3/1 to avoid the drop.
In their last five league matches they have won four and drawn one game scoring 11 goals against the likes of Wolves, Sheffield United and Man United. Their home form, in particular, has been strong with three of the wins coming in the fortress that is Vicarage Road.
Spurs, on the other hand, are having a much different run of form with just one win added to three loses and a draw in their last five games. This game is massive for Jose and looks a must-win fixture if Spurs hope to have any chance of obtaining that lucrative top-four spot.
A common theme of Jose’s tenure so far as manager has been the number of goals they have been conceding. Jose just can’t seem to plug the Spurs defence, which is something he has been known for in previous roles – since he took charge Spurs have just kept one clean sheet in 10 league games. Looking at Watford’s form and Spurs’ defensive record I feel you must assume there is going to be goals in this early kick-off. Over 3.5 goals is tempting at 2/1.
For Spurs to get back to winning ways I feel it’s vital that Son Heung-Min starts scoring and fills the massive void of the injured Harry Kane.
Son is such a vital player and when he is on his game he really is unplayable.
I feel he has been very unlucky not to be on the score sheet in recent weeks and this should be the perfect opportunity for him to kick on this season and get his first goal since Spurs 5-0 thrashing of Burney at the start of December.
Even with Watford’s good stint of form, with the talent in the Spurs side and the fact they can’t afford to drop points here I believe Son is going to get back to scoring ways and attempt to carry Spurs to a result on Saturday. He’s worth looking at for the first goal at 9/2 as Spurs’ main attacking threat.
*All odds correct at time of publication