Watford’s perfect start to be tested by Spurs


Watford and Tottenham Hotspur will put their perfect starts to the 2018/19 Premier League on the line when they meet at Vicarage Road on Sunday, September 2, kick-off at 17h00 CAT.

Watford are one of four teams who have a 100 percent record in the English top flight after three rounds of matches and their presence in fourth place makes them the early surprise package of the campaign.

The Hornets opened with a 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, then followed it up with a 3-1 triumph at Burnley and 2-1 home victory over Crystal Palace last weekend. The star for Javi Gracia’s team has been Roberto Pereyra, with three goals in as many games.

Watford’s hat-trick of wins has certainly been impressive, but in September they will face a much sterner test of their credentials with this clash against Spurs, as well as games against Manchester United, Fulham and Arsenal.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are on cloud nine after claiming an emphatic 3-0 win over Man United at Old Trafford on Monday night, where Harry Kane’s opener and Lucas Moura’s brace handed the London side all three points – and possibly pushed Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho closer to the exit door.

Mauricio Pochettino was criticised for not adding any signings at the start of the season, but Spurs’ consistency and togetherness has made them one of the league’s top-performing teams. If they can rack up a fourth straight win by beating Watford, then they may even be talked of as potential title contenders.

Watford v Tottenham Hotspur – Head-to-Head, Premier League

In head-to-head terms, Watford and Tottenham have met in just 10 Premier League matches and the London side boasts an unbeaten record, with seven wins and three draws. Spurs took four points off the Hornets last season, drawing 1-1 at Vicarage Road in December 2017, before a 2-0 home win at Wembley in April this year thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane.

Matches played 10

Watford wins 0

Spurs wins 7

Draws 3

Watford v Tottenham Hotspur – Last five Premier League meetings

30 April 2018 – Spurs 2-0 Watford

2 December 2017 – Watford 1-1 Spurs

8 April 2017 – Spurs 4-0 Watford

1 January 2017 – Watford 1-4 Spurs

6 February 2016 – Spurs 1-0 Watford