Stat Attack: Tottenham vs Watford

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Tottenham have won each of their last nine top-flight home games against Watford, including all six in the Premier League. Their record of six wins from six home games is their best such 100% home winning record in the Premier League.

Watford have won just one of their 12 Premier League meetings with Spurs (D3 L8), with that win coming at Vicarage Road in September 2018.

Since beating Arsenal 2-1 in January 2017, Watford have lost 16 consecutive Premier League away games against ‘big six’ opponents, scoring just nine goals and conceding 53 in return.

Tottenham have lost more games in all competitions in 2019 than any other Premier League side (17). The last calendar year in which they lost more games was 2008 (19).

Spurs have won six of their nine Premier League home games since moving into the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (W6 D1 L2), including winning three of their four such games this term.

Watford are winless after eight Premier League games this season (D3 L5) – only in 2006-07 (10), 1990-91 (9) and 1984-85 (9) have they had a longer winless start in any of their previous league campaigns.

Tottenham have lost five of their last 33 Premier League meetings with sides starting the day bottom of the table (W23 D5 L5) – all five of those defeats have been against teams beginning with ‘W’ (West Ham, Wigan and West Brom x3).

Watford have scored just four Premier League goals this season, but based on Opta’s expected goals (xG), the quality of chances they’ve had means they should have scored 11 – giving them the biggest negative difference between goals and xG in the division (7).

Against no side has Tottenham’s Son Heung-min scored more Premier League goals than he has against Watford (5, level with Bournemouth and Crystal Palace). The South Korean is also Tottenham’s highest goalscorer in all competitions at their new stadium (5).

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