Watford vs Tottenham Prediction, 1/1/2022 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Watford vs Tottenham
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: Vicarage Road in Hertfordshire, England
TV: USA Network
Odds/Point Spread: Watford (+333) Tottenham (-125)
Joshua King and Watford (4-1-11, 17th in the EPL) host Tottenham (9-2-5, 5th in the EPL) at Vicarage Road on Saturday. The starting goalkeepers are Daniel Bachmann for Watford and Hugo Lloris for Tottenham. The moneyline on this game has Watford priced at +333 and the Spurs are priced at -125. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Watford played Brentford in their last match and ended up losing by a score of 2-1. Watford tried 11 dribbles in this outing and were successful in 7 of those attempts for a rate of 63.6%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 73.6% received passes percentage by completing 184 of the 250 pass targets in their last outing.
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Concerning shot accuracy, Watford ended this match at a 33.3% rate by landing 2 shots on target of 6 total shots. Watford is averaging 1.31 g/90 (21 total goals) and have accounted for 16 assists in all games this season.
Joshua King is a player who can be a difference maker for Watford. He has accounted for 25 assists while earning 15 yellow card cautions in his career. King has had a starting assignment in 208 matches during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.28 goals per 90. The forward representing Norway has earned 59 goals in 18,796 mins.
Another player who could decide the outcome is Emmanuel Dennis, the forward representing Nigeria. Dennis has been on the field for 7,724 minutes during 92 starting assignments and has been given a total of 26 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 12 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 32 goals. He currently averages 0.37 goals per 90 minutes for his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Watford is Daniel Bachmann. Bachmann has seen the pitch for 7,110 minutes and has earned 132 saves during his pro soccer career. His GA/90 is 0.8 (60 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of 70.2. The goalkeeper hailing from Austria has had 188 shots sent his way in 79 starting assignments. Bachmann (39-12-28 record during his career) has 30 clean sheets, which has earned him a 38.0% clean sheet percentage.
The last time they took the field, Tottenham took home the win by a final score of 3-0 against Crystal Palace. Tottenham had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 4 of the 8 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this outing by connecting on 571 of the 629 pass attempts earning a percentage of 90.8%. Tottenham converted 6 shots attempted out of 17 shots attempted which had them at a 35.3% rate in their last game. With 19 goals and 14 assists in all their games, Tottenham is averaging 1.19 goals and 0.87 assists per 90 minutes.
Son Heung-min should provide a spark for Tottenham. He is currently averaging 0.45 goals per 90 minutes and has had a starting assignment in 273 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from Korea has been on the pitch for 23,760 minutes and has earned 119 goals. He has accumulated 14 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 49 times. You should also keep an eye on Harry Kane, the forward hailing from England. He has totaled 183 goals thus far in his career while assisting on a goal 34 different times. Kane has been given a total of 33 yellow card warnings in 24,568 professional minutes (275 career starts). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.67.
Hugo Lloris is expected to look after the net for Tottenham. Lloris has racked up 187 shutouts and defended 2,016 shots attempted against him in 47,545 minutes in his career. He sports a save % of 73.5 and his shutout rate is 35.2%. He has surrendered 1.05 goals per 90 minutes while he holds a record of 271-133-125. So far in his career, Lloris has allowed 554 goals and has 1,483 stops in 532 starts.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Watford (+333)
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