Naturally it is the question of the coaches Ranieri and Conte, who both have success in several countries, including Premier League titles with Leicester and Chelsea.
Today there are no champions on the pitch, but since the arrival of Conte Tottenham have improved strongly, and should had also won the match I recommended last round, but the lady luck was against us.
Today it is not only the class that is different, but the form! Watford have lost last 5 games and conceded 15 goals in those, Tottenham are 4-3-0 under Conte, the last draw at Southampton in a game where the xG suggests a 0-3 as a more fair result!
Watford miss nearly 10 players due various reasons, Sarr who has scored 5 goals so far as the biggest absentee. Tottenham only have a few, none of them a key player.
There are two things here in favour of Watford. The home advantage and the fact they are better rested because of their matches have been postpound, but as they lost 1-4 to West Ham at home earlier this week, and very deservedly so, I see very little changes for them to change course here.
There is a huge covid outbrake in Spain and La Liga and I will watch the situation carefully as there may arise huge gems. In Spain the match will be played if there are at least 5 first team players available!