Paul Merson predicts Tottenham v Watford clash
By Dominic Toner
Paul Merson has predicted that Tottenham will record a comfortable victory over Watford on Saturday.
Spurs host their London rivals in the Premier League and will be looking to continue their pursuit of the title.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea and will be looking to put pressure on them, with the Blues not playing until Saturday evening.
The north London club managed a dramatic 3-1 victory over Swansea in their last game as they netted three late goals to secure maximum points.
They have won their last six matches across all competitions and have found top form without the injured Harry Kane.
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Meanwhile, Watford have won their last two consecutive games and are up to 10th-placed in the league table.
Merson expects Spurs to stretch their winning run and has tipped a 3-0 scoreline in their favour against Watford.
“Tottenham had a great result at Swansea after being 1-0 down so late on,” Merson told Sky Sports. “They can close the gap on Chelsea in the next couple of weeks and can put the pressure on again with a win on Saturday afternoon.
“Watford got a great win in midweek over West Brom, but this should be comfortable for Tottenham.”
Spurs will be confident going into their game at White Hart Lane against Watford after winning the reverse fixture in style.
They managed to secure a 4-1 victory at Vicarage Road thanks to braces from attackers Alli and Kane.
In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has responded to a new dig from Antonio Conte.