Tottenham Hotspur will be bustling with positivity as they head over to the Vicarage Road to face a Watford side who will be fairly pleased with the way things have gone this season.
Spurs headed over to St. Mary’s to face Southampton in what was the final game of Matchday 18. And the way the Saints have been playing this season, even a narrow win would have sufficed for Pochettino. Saints took the lead in the second minute when defender Virgil van Dijk demonstrated his aerial threat by nodding in James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick.
The visitors were level just before midway in the half when Alli out-jumped Van Dijk to direct Moussa Sissoko’s deflected cross past keeper Fraser Forster. Shortly after the break, Harry Kane ended his run of three league games without a goal when he headed in from Christian Eriksen’s corner in the 52nd minute.
But shortly afterwards, Kane hit a penalty into the stands much to the delight of the home crowd, which was, unfortunately, short-lived as the Lilywhites added gloss to the scoreline by scoring 2 more.
Although Spurs were dominating, Redmond’s red card killed off any challenge the Saints might have come up with.
Watford, away, won’t be easy and with their defence depleted, the Hornets might fancy their chances this time around.
Predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Watford
Hugo Lloris will be in goal and the player who has been so integral to their defensive record over the seasons will have a bigger part to play in the potential absence of Alderweireld and Vertonghen. With Walker suspended, Trippier is likely to get a rare start at right-back.
There are question marks over Alderweireld as well and with Vertonghen suspended, we might see Dier and Wimmer line-up at centre-back. Danny Rose will be at left-back and he will look to continue his impressive form this season.