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Preview Pack - Watford v Spurs - 28.10.06

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The following is a tabulation of all our League results against Watford.

Previous Results
       Div Home Away
1982-83 1  0-1  1-0
1983-84 1  2-3  3-2
1984-85 1  1-5  2-1
1985-86 1  4-0  0-1
1986-87 1  2-1  0-1
1987-88 1  2-1  1-1
1999-00 P  4-0  1-1

Prem         Pl W  D  L  F-A  Pts
Home         1  1  0  0  4-0   3
Away         1  0  1  0  1-1   1
Total(Prem)  2  1  1  0  5-1   4
Lge Div 1 
Home         6  3  0  3 11-11  9
Away         6  3  1  2  7-6  10
Total(Div 1)12  6  1  5 18-17 19
Total(Prem)  2  1  1  0  5-1   4
Total(Div 1)12  6  1  5 17-10 19
Grand Total 14  7  2  5 22-11 23
Last Six Premiership results:-


Bolton    1-0   Watford
Watford   0-0   A. Villa
Wigan     1-1   Watford
Watford   3-3   Fulham
Arsenal   3-0   Watford
Charlton  0-0   Watford
Great new Spurs Head to Head Records in this new publication! (Spurs Odyssey is grateful to Bredon Books Publishing for their permission to quote certain statistics from their book in the compilation of this preview)

Man Utd    1-0   Spurs
Spurs      0-0   Fulham
Liverpool  3-0   Spurs
Spurs      2-1   P'tsmouth
A. Villa   1-1   Spurs
Spurs      1-0   West Ham

Pos         P  W  D  L  F-A  GD  Pts
13 Spurs    9  3  2  4  6-10 -4  11
18 Watford  9  0  5  4  7-13 -6   5

Spurs and their fans will make the short trip to Vicarage Road tomorrow in a confident frame of mind. The team is unbeaten now in 5 games, with clean sheets in the last three of those against Besiktas, West Ham and Milton Keynes. Even the strikers have found their scoring boots at last, with all four lead strikers in the goals in those last three games. Martin Jol has a pleasant selection problem up front, although surely Dimitar Berbatov will start, having sat on the bench for 90 minutes on Wednesday.

It will be all change at the back for Spurs after Wednesday, with Paul Stalteri officially described as doubtful, but unlikely to head Chimbonda in the selection stakes for the right back berth. Young-Pyo Lee has an ankle injury, and Tainio and Malbranque continue their recoveries. Didier Zokora is still ill, so Tom Huddlestone has a great chance of carrying on in the middle with Jermaine Jenas likely to return after a rest for the Carling Cup game.

Watford must not be under-rated though, despite their failure to win so far in the Premiership. This will be their fourth consecutive London Derby, and they will be in a good frame of mind after a good performance at The Valley last week, and a midweek League cup win against Hull. Ashley Young got one of The Hornets' two goals, and may be their biggest scoring threat, with Marlon King still out with a knee problem. Watford's other scorer on Tuesday was 20 year old Hungarian Tamas Priskin, who impressed against Spurs Reserves recently, but who has only been on the bench for Premiership games.

Watford defender Jay Demerit may wish he had kept his mouth shut regarding Jermain Defoe by the end of the afternoon, and Spurs fan Chris Powell may be a part of the Watford defence, which also includes Danny Shittu.

Watford had a one year stay in the Premiership in the 1999-2000 season. Their home game against Spurs was played in March 2000, when Smart equalised Chris Armstrong's 51st minute goal, scored when Alec Chamberlain failed to pick up. Chamberlain is still a registered player at Watford, but you can expect Man Utd loan keeper Ben Foster to play tomorrow.

When we last played Watford on 25th March 2003, the referee was none other than Uriah Rennie, who by coincidence is the official for this game. The report for that game may be read here

I'll predict another win for Spurs, who as a result should creep into the top half of the table for the first time this season.

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