Watford v Tottenham Hotspur – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – FA Cup – 27 January 2012
English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur travels to face English Championship side Watford in the English FA Cup 4th round. The match will take place at Vicerage Road Stadium in Watford, England on Friday, January 27, 2012. Kickoff is scheduled for 14:45 EST (USA Eastern), 19:45 GMT (UK time), and 20:45 CET (Central Europe).
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur TV Listings
The match will be televised on Fox Soccer Plus (USA), Rogers Sportsnet World (Canada), ESPN (UK), C+ (Spain), Sky Sport (Italy), Viasat (Norway), Digi Sport (Romania), SportKlub (Croatia/Poland/Serbia/Slovenia), Sport TV4 (Portugal), Sport 1 (Israel/Russia/Germany), and Al Jazeera Sport (Middle East).
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur Preview
Tottenham assistant manager Kevin Bond
“I was talking to him (Harry Redknapp) yesterday, he was keen to know our thoughts on Watford and how we are looking.
“We made preparations to come to the game and he was genuinely looking forward to it.”
“He has been no different to how he has always been,” he said.
“He appears, when I speak to him – and I would know – to be every bit as focused as he has been.
“We haven’t felt we had to have a conversation with the players.
“Everyone is aware of the ongoing situation and everybody gets on with it.
“Harry wasn’t here for a few days a few weeks back and really we are just carrying on without him.
“To a large degree the training is exactly the same, it’s just that Harry is not there overseeing it all.
“The players all understand that, we all understand that and get on with it in the same way as if he was here.”
“Champions League is our number one goal, but the FA Cup is hugely important to us.
“As a youngster when you played, you didn’t dream about finishing in the top four so you could play in the Champions League, you all dreamed about playing at Wembley and lifting the cup.
“The players crave a cup final. They crave playing in the big games, the one-off games.”
Watford manager Sean Dyche
“The top clubs look for the absolute top level of player, they put massive resources into that, the infrastructure, the support systems – and that’s where the gap has got bigger from having a run with Chesterfield and playing Middlesbrough, to what it is now with Watford. We consider ourselves a reasonably sized club, a Championship club looking to develop, looking to build, but that financial gap has got so much bigger and harder to close.”
“We’ve had a couple of awkward results in the league, after a very good run – in the grand scheme of our season it’s not something we’re overly concerned about, though we have to correct it.
“In that respect, playing Tottenham is an opportunity. It’s awkward planning to play a team which can change in so many ways, they could play so many different formations with the players they have. That’s why we have to concentrate on what we do, and look for players to play slightly above themselves – though to be honest you’re looking for that every week.”
“Tottenham get it right quite often at the moment, but we’re looking for them to not get it quite right on the night, and for us to play super well, and maybe have a bit of the rub of the green. Who knows? It’s the FA Cup, and that’s where dreams are made.”
Team FA Cup Stats
|Goals||Craig Forsyth 2||Jermain Defoe 1|
|Assists||Jermain Defoe 1|
|Yellows||Michael Dawson 1|
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
Tottenham Hotspur wins 2-0
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur Betting Odds
Watford win – 6/1
Draw – 10/3
Tottenham win – 11/4