Spurs will look to head into the first international break of the season on the back of three straight Premier League wins as they host newly-promoted opposition today.
It has been an impressive start to life in north London for Nuno Espirito Santo despite the distracting Harry Kane transfer saga, with victories over Manchester City and former club Wolves as well as progress in the Europa Conference League.
Tottenham have of course been hugely boosted this week by the news that Harry Kane will be staying at the club after seemingly admitting defeat in his attempts to engineer a British record move to Manchester City.
Watford bounced back to the Premier League at the first time of asking last term and began 2021/22 with a hugely impressive win over big-spending Aston Villa at Vicarage Road before going down 2-0 at Brighton last time out and defeating Crystal Palace to reach the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Xisco’s team are likely to have their work cut out this afternoon as they seek a first away win at Tottenham for 36 years.
Tottenham vs Watford prediction
Spurs gave more of their first-team regulars a run out in Europe and showed far more cohesion because of it. The return of Kane is a huge boost, of course, and the hosts should have enough to beat the Hornets.
A third win on the bounce, heading into the international window, would be a dream start for Nuno Espirito Santo.
Watford team news
Midfielder Juraj Kucka is a doubt for Watford after missing last week’s loss at Brighton with a thigh injury.
Goalkeeper Ben Foster will miss out in north London with a hamstring injury sustained in midweek.
Joao Pedro (knee), Nathaniel Chalobah, Dan Gosling (both illness) and Ozan Tufan are still missing.
Tottenham team news
Tottenham striker Harry Kane will make his first Premier League start of the season today.
Kane returned to the side in Europe in midweek following his announcement that he is staying at the club this summer.
Joe Rodon (quad) misses out and Tanguy Ndombele is still not being considered by boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
How to watch Tottenham vs Watford
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Tottenham vs Watford is scheduled for a 2pm BST kick-off today – Sunday, August 29, 2021.
The match will be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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We have Wolves vs Manchester United coming up later on from Molineux, but first it’s to north London where Tottenham will look to make it three wins out of three to begin the 2021/22 season as they play host to newly-promoted Watford, with Harry Kane set to make his first top-flight start of the campaign after confirming that he will be staying at the club.
Stay tuned for match build-up, latest team news and live updates, with Jack Rosser in attendance at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.