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Watford vs Tottenham Prediction & Soccer Odds for 8/29/21
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Watford vs Tottenham Prediction & Soccer Odds for 8/29/21

by Jack CohenAugust 29, 2021
  • Take the moneyline draw despite Tottenham as the clear favorite
  • Goal total will be high with Tottenham’s attack at full force. Over 3.5 goals
  • Heung-min Son to have 2+ shots on target

Tottenham will host Watford on Sunday, August 29 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Tottenham have started the season off on the right foot under their new manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, and will be most likely welcoming Harry Kane back into the starting lineup after he confirmed his stay at Tottenham through the summer.

Watford remains one of the weaker sides in the English Premier League entering this season as one of three promoted sides after a quick rebound from a drop to the Championship after a five-season stay in the first division. So far, they have had two results that set them right in the middle of the table.

This will be their first matchup against a top four contending team, so it’s quite the opportunity for their fans to get a sense of what the ceiling of this season’s squad might be.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Asian Handicap: Tottenham -1 (-140) Watford +1 (+110)
  • MoneyLine: Tottenham Win (-239) Draw (+325) Watford Win (+700)
  • Total: Over 2.5 goals (-120) Under 2.5 goals (-109)

All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet.

Watford vs Tottenham Prediction: MoneyLine

Tottenham is definitely the stronger side this game and the odds demonstrate that. They are the significant overdog at -239, which always make for scary bets when it comes to soccer when draws are always on the table to ruin an overdog bet. Tottenham will most likely win this game. They are the better squad playing with great energy and a style fit for themselves, but there are some ways this game might tilt into Watford’s favor.

Tottenham have settled into a counter-attacking style. Their attack is pacey and skilled. Their outside backs in Reguilon and Tanganga are proving to be incredibly strong and transition the ball very effectively. Against Manchester City or Wolverhampton, who attack with numbers and play Tottenham like just any other team, counter-attacking works. Against Watford, a team who knows they are outskilled and will settle down with ten men behind the ball, Tottenham will have their first test. Will they be able to penetrate a team that will play a defensively minded game?

  • Free Prediction: Draw at +325

Prop Predictions

I don’t even need to double check the statistics to see if Son gets 2 or more shots on goal in a game. I only trust that Son is one of the most effective wingers in the EPL and creates chances on his own. If Son gets the ball in the attacking third in a 1v1 or 1v2 situation, odds are a shot on goal comes out of that. It’s a prop bet, but it strikes me as a fairly safe prop bet.

Son isn’t afraid to shoot from distance and these are going to be exactly the shots Tottenham will need to open up a parked Watford side.

  • Free Predictions: Heung-min Son to have 2+ shots on target at +110

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About The Author
Jack Cohen
Jack Cohen is an avid sports watcher and writer. After a collegiate career playing Soccer, he remains closely intertwined with the sport, following all major domestic leagues and international competitions. He is a New York sports fan through and through, sporting the uncommon combo of NYCFC, Nets, Jets, and the Yankees. He is forever grateful to the Jets for teaching him how to have unconditional optimism in the face of consistent disappointment.