The Spurs vs Watford game will be taking place in the brand new, state of the art Spurs New Stadium. The venue is the ideal location to host an unforgettable match day experience with fantastic Tottenham Hotspur Hospitality.
Both Spurs and Watford have an extensive history of games that date back to early 1900. The Spurs side have won at total of 29 games between the two, whereas the Watford side have won just 8. Watford saw their first league win against Spurs this year since 1987, so there’s no doubt both teams will be putting their best players forward ahead of the match in 2019.
Ahead of the Spurs vs Watford game we explore the history of the two teams and some exciting matches between the pair.
Spurs 1 – 1 Watford, December 2017
This 2017 Premier League match saw Spurs and Watford leave Vicarage Road with a 1-1 draw. This match further contributed to Watford’s unsuccessful run where they had conceded 16 goals in their previous home games for that season. It was Spurs first game without a win in four Premier League games in what was a tense game. 13 minutes into the game the Watford side took the lead with a header from Christian Kabasele. Debate surrounded whether following this the Watford side should have been given a free kick following a foul which could have further enhanced their chances. The Spurs side soon came in to level things out with a goal from Son Heung-Min. Spurs were prone to conceding goals early in their previous premier league games of that season and this match was no different. Missed opportunities from both sides stopped the teams from scoring more. Man of the match was awarded to Watford player: Abdoulaye Doucoure, who put up a solid performance in the midfield. Following the match, Watford manager Marco Silva commented that “it was a tough day for both teams, we started well this season but we need to keep improving”. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino had a similar reaction stating “the performance was very good considering the circumstances”. Overall, both teams faced a difficult and intense game which is clear from the result.
Spurs 2 -1 Watford, December 2015
Spurs left Vicarage Road with a 2-1 defeat over Watford meaning they were now unbeaten in eight away Premier League games since 1995. The victory enabled Spurs to move up to 3rd place in the Premier League tables, whereas Watford finished 8th. Erik Lamela put the Spurs side ahead with his early on strike, followed by an Odion Ighalo equaliser, but the victory was sealed with Son Heung-Min’s dramatic final goal. Watford did have more opportunities however in the second half, after being awarded a succession of corners. The fiercest competition was between Ighalo and Kane, with the Watford player Ighalo showing strength and drive helping him to score a goal, the Spurs player Kane was more present defensively. Watford Boss Quique Sanchez Flores did feel pride for his team and their efforts and said it was “painful how they lost” further emphasising the “line between winning and losing is small”. Mauricio Pochettino claimed that his Spurs team is successful due to their “belief”. Statistically, the Spurs side certainly deserved the win, with greater ball possession and impressive defence. However, the Watford side perhaps had greater opportunities and could have got more from the game.
Spurs 1 -0 Watford, February 2016
The White Hart Premier League match saw Spurs beat Watford with a 1-0 win thanks to Kieran Trippier’s first club goal. The win soared the Spurs team into 2nd position of the Premier League table, whereas Watford fell to 10th after recovering only two points and failing to score in their previous five games. Trippier’s goal was assisted with a low cross from Dele Alli. However the team had other opportunities to score with a multitude of on shot targets, however Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was not easing up on his former team. Spurs appeared to have greater control throughout the match, whereas the Watford team were more lacklustre. With not one on target shot for the Watford side the Spurs win was no surprise. Watford manager split up the iconic duo of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo who had a 20 goal run due to Teeney feeling weak from lack of sleep. This decision backfired though as Ighalo was isolated in the first half and his form was not as impressive without his team mate. The Spurs manager had a positive reaction to the match stating he feels “very proud” however did feel that his team could have taken better advantage of the opportunities presented to them. Watford manager Flores “expected a tough match” stating that the “Spurs side play both quick and intelligent balls” which in turn made it hard for Watford to compete. The Spurs side undoubtedly had the better game statistically, with ball possession at 66% and a massive 25 shot attempts they certainly did put up a strong effort.