Stat Attack: Watford vs Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Watford have won just one of their 13 Premier League matches against Tottenham (D4 L8), a 2-1 win at Vicarage Road last season. A Spurs win is 2.32.

Spurs have won two of their last nine away league visits to Watford (D4 L3), picking up just a single point from their last two games at Vicarage Road (D1 L1).

Watford are looking to win four consecutive home top-flight games within the same season for the first time since December 1986.

Watford have won 13 points under manager Nigel Pearson (W4 D1 L1) – only runaway leaders Liverpool (15) and Manchester City (15) have won more points since his first game in charge. Indeed, the Hornets have won as many points in their last five Premier League games as they had in their previous 23 in the competition (13).

Tottenham are one of just two sides yet to keep an away clean sheet in the Premier League this season, along with Aston Villa. Spurs have conceded in each of their last 18 away league games, their longest such run in the top-flight since April 1977 (a run of 20).

Tottenham have lost their last two Premier League games – they haven’t lost three consecutive league games since November 2012.

Before Nigel Pearson’s first game in charge, Watford had a shot conversion rate of just 4.8%, the lowest in the Premier League this season. Under Pearson, the Hornets have a conversion rate of 15.5%, the second highest in that time after Manchester City (18.4%).

Tottenham boss José Mourinho was the last manager to win away from home against Watford’s Nigel Pearson in the Premier League, doing so in April 2015 with Chelsea at Leicester.

Dele Alli has scored five Premier League goals against Watford in eight appearances for Spurs – against no side has he scored more in the competition (also five vs Chelsea and Southampton).

Watford’s Troy Deeney has scored four goals in his last five Premier League games – as many as he’d netted in his previous 20 appearances in the competition.

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