High flying Tottenham Hotspur host Watford at White Hart Lane on Saturday, 6 February in the English Premier League. A win for Tottenham will put them three points clear of fourth placed Arsenal as the race for the top four places heats up.
Where to watch
Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. Watch the highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.30pm GMT.
It is not often that Tottenham Hotspur go into the month of February in third place, but that's just what has happened. The north London outfit are outplaying opponents with such verve that they stand an outside chance of winning the Premier League for the first time since the 1960s. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has finally got his team to play according to his philosophy and it has paid dividends.
Harry Kane as usual will be key; the striker has scored 15 goals in the league alone, putting him joint second in the top goal scorers list. The difference this season has been that they are not dependent only on Kane with Lamela, Erickson, Dembele and Alli stepping up to provide the forward thrust. Defensively, Toby Alderweireld has been a rock while Hugo Lloris is perhaps unlucky not to be counted as one of the best goal-keepers in the world.
Watford too have confounded their critics, currently sitting in 9th place with 33 points in what has been a very successful season so far. Odion Ighalo has been the star for the Hornets, scoring 14 goals so far while Ben Watson, Valon Behrami and former Spur Etienne Capoue have formed the spine in midfield. Former Atletico Madrid manager Quique Sanchez Flores, a controversial choice when appointed, has achieved cult status among the Watford faithful and would be hoping to upset Spurs at home.
Tottenham Hotspur to win
Betting Odds (oddschecker)
- Tottenham Hotspur to win: 8/15
- Draw: 7/2
- Watford to win: 7
Possible XI: Hugo Lloris (c), Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Son Heung-min, Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane
Possible XI: Hurelho Gomes, Craig Cathcart, Sebastian Prodl, Nathan Ake, Allan Nyom, Etienne Capoue, Ben Watson, Valon Behrami, Joes Manuel Jurado, Troy Deeney (c), Odion Ighalo