A tough loss to Liverpool and a convincing enough win over Middlesbrough have Tottenham Hotspur trending in the right direction. The congested holiday schedule did Spurs no favors, with poor results and injuries piling up over the past month. As a result, the team sits nine points back of fourth place with a tough hill to climb.
While the on-pitch performances are still being sorted out, so too are the transfers. Christian Eriksen’s days seem almost over, but he could feature on Saturday with the papers not yet signed. On the other side, young Gedson Fernandes is set to travel with the club and could perhaps make his Tottenham debut.
Watford are in the midst of a relegation battle, but last time these two sides met, the Hornets were almost able to take all three points. Instead, Spurs were fortunate to come away with a draw in a typical poor performance against a lower side. Since then, Watford have improved, meaning the visitors could be in trouble yet again.
It has been said for months now, but every match is becoming more and more important. Top four seems unlikely at this point, but it is definitely possible if Tottenham can wake up from this year-long funk in the Premier League and start stringing together some positive results. Last weekend showed some signs of life; whether or not it carries over to this match will be a big indicator of what is to come.
How to Watch
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 7:30 a.m. ET, 12:30 p.m. BT
Location: Vicarage Road, Watford, England
TV: NBCSN (USA), BT Sport 1 (UK)
Streaming: NBC Sports Live (USA), BT Sport Live (UK), fubo.tv (free trial)
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