Watford vs Tottenham predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today

Antonio Conte celebrates beating West Ham

Tottenham will look to right the wrongs of their draw to Southampton when they take on Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.

Spurs went 1-0 down after 25 minutes but equalised through a Harry Kane penalty after Mohammed Salisu was red carded. A winner couldn’t be found in the second half and manager Antonio Conte said it was a “missed opportunity”.

“It was an opportunity but we missed it,” Conte said. “When you have that situation you have to try to exploit it to get three points. We knew very well.

“The situation at one point of the game was positive for us but I think the second half we felt the fatigue and our mind wasn’t clear to make the best decisions.”

But what time is kick off and who will line up for the teams? Here’s all you need to know.

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When is it?

The match will kick off at 3pm on Saturday, 1 January at Vicarage Road.

How can I watch?

The fixture is unavailable for fans to watch in the UK as it comes under Saturday’s 3pm blackout. However, highlights of the match will be broadcast on Match of the Day on Saturday from 10.45pm.

Team news

Tom Cleverley can return for Watford’s Premier League clash with Tottenham on New Year’s Day. The midfielder is back in training after hamstring trouble. The Hornets will be without Kiko Femenia, who has picked up his own hamstring problem, while Danny Rose has a knee injury.

Tottenham are likely to be without Steven Bergwijn, Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon. Bergwijn (calf) picked up an injury against Crystal Palace on Boxing Day while Lo Celso suffered a similar problem in training. Sessegnon has a hamstring injury, though it is not as bad as the one that has kept Cristian Romero out since November.

Watford provisional squad: Bachmann, Sierralta, Cathcart, Masina, Sissoko, Hernandez, Kucka, Cleverley, Tufan, King, Dennis, Louza, Pedro, Sema, Gosling, Fletcher, Angelini, Morris, Conteh.

Tottenham provisional squad: Lloris, Gollini, Emerson, Sanchez, Tanganga, Doherty, Davies, Dier, Rodon, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Winks, Skipp, Alli, Moura, Gil, Kane, Son, Scarlett.

Predicted line-ups

Watford: Bachmann; Masina, Sierralta, Cathcart, Louza; Kucka, Cleverley, Sissoko; Dennis, King, Hernandez.

Tottenham: Lloris; Reguilon, Dier, Davies, Sanchez, Royal; Alli, Winks, Ndombele; Kane, Son.

Odds

Watford – 4/1

Draw – 16/5

Tottenham – 4/7

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Prediction

Claudio Ranieri has made some improvements at Watford but they are yet to keep a clean sheet this league season. With the growing confidence among the Tottenham players they should get the win though it won’t be a walk over. Watford 0-1 Tottenham.

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