Paul Merson predicts Tottenham v Watford, highlights key player
By Dominic Toner
Paul Merson has tipped Tottenham to overcome Watford in their Premier League meeting at Vicarage Road.
Spurs travel to Watford on Sunday for the league clash and will be full of confidence after the victory against Southampton on Wednesday night.
The north London club recorded an impressive 4-1 away victory against the Saints, with Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and a Dele Alli brace securing the three points.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have now won three consecutive league games, while their upcoming opponents Watford are without a win in their last three.
Sky Sports pundit Merson expects Spurs to win Sunday’s game at Watford and has praised the form of midfielder Alli recently.
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“For Tottenham, going 1-0 down at St Mary’s and then to play the way they did – chipping away – they looked brilliant,” Merson wrote on Sky Sports website. “Dele Alli looks back to where he was last year.
“With Alli, he’s one of those players who Spurs needed to get back to where he was last season, when he won all of those accolades, and he has in the last two games – there’s no doubt about that.”
Merson has predicted a 3-0 scoreline against Watford and backed the team to be clinical in front of goal.
Alli is regarded as one of the best upcoming players in the top flight and won the PFA Young Player of the Year last season as Spurs finished third in the league.
The 20-year-old is beginning to recapture his best form this season and has made 23 appearances across all competitions, scoring seven goals and supplying four assists.
He has scored three league goals in his last two games and will be hopeful of continuing that record against Watford.
The attacking midfielder is considered a main hope for England’s national team going forward and manager Gareth Southgate will be pleased with Alli’s recent form.
In other Tottenham news, Rafael van der Vaart has posted a Twitter challenge to the club’s midfielders.