Tottenham Hotspur vs WatfordEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:00 Jan 30, 2019, Wembley
TOTTENHAM'S season is in danger of unravelling, with their long search for silverware set to go on after two painful cup exits inside a few days.
Lady luck didn't smile on Spurs in the League Cup, crashing out on penalties to Chelsea, and their failure to find the target from 12 yards haunted them once more in the FA Cup.
At 2-0 down to Crystal Palace, Kieran Trippier had the chance to mount a Tottenham fightback from the spot, only to fluff his lines.
I fancied Palace to beat Spurs at the weekend and tipped three out of three for a full house. With Mauricio Pochettino's men out on their feet after that draining clash with Chelsea, I could see them struggling.
Tottenham's mounting injury list is also having a big impact, with star men Harry Kane and Dele Alli out until March and Ben Davies and Moussa Sissoko doubts for the Watford clash.
The only positive for boss Pochettino is Korean star Son Heung-Min is set to return after coming back from international duty at the Asian Cup.
His absence has been keenly felt in the last few games and Son should energise Spurs on his return, although he may still be a little fatigued himself. If you fancy Son for a goal, he's 4/1 for first scorer (Boylesports) and 7/5 to net at any time (Sportingbet). Ben Davies is not fit yet but Moussa Sissoko will be back.
Pochettino played down the cup defeats by insisting winning knockout competitions only satisfied the ego of bosses.
But his own ego will suffer a hit if Tottenham slip to a third successive defeat, damaging his main goal of Champions League qualification.
With Watford in excellent form, unbeaten in six games, this is another dangerous fixture for Spurs. Vicarage Road boss Javi Gracia made 11 changes for the weekend Cup tie with Newcastle and still managed to steer his side to an impressive 2-0 win.
That means his main men will be fresh for this one while Spurs will still be weary after their punishing run of games. The Hornets look overpriced at 5/1 with Unibet and plenty of punters might fancy a nibble. It might be safer to try Watford in the draw no bet market at 7/2 with Paddy Power while the stalemate itself is also a good option at 31/10 with Betfair.
Both teams to score should also come up and it's 3/4 with a few firms. If you double it with a draw then the odds increase to a generous 17/4 with BetVictor. There could be a few goals so try over 2.5 strikes at 3/4 with 188Bet.
Watford like to spread the goals around so there could be some value in the scorer markets. Winger Roberto Pereyra is due a goal and is 9/2 for anytime scorer while Greek full-back Jose Holebas is a threat from long range and looks overpriced at 14/1 with most firms in the same market.
This English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford will be played on Jan 30, 2019 and kick off at 20:00