Date: 28th December 2015 at 8:36am
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In-form Watford face Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road with the visitors currently sitting in the top-four and just six points behind leaders Leicester.

The Hornets, who are seventh and just three points behind their opponents, extended their unbeaten streak to five games on Boxing Day, recording a credible 2-2 draw at Chelsea.

Quique Sanchez Flores’ side had won their previous four before visiting Stamford Bridge, including a 3-0 triumph at home to Liverpool in their last home outing.

Only Manchester United, Arsenal and Crystal Palace have left Watford with all three points this season, and in Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney they have a strike partnership which has notched 19 Premier League goals in 18 matches.

Spurs have recovered from a surprise 2-1 defeat against Newcastle United to win their last two matches; 2-0 at Southampton and a 3-0 thrashing of Norwich City on Boxing Day.

Mauricio Pochettino’s outfit are two points clear of fifth-placed Crystal Palace and know they have a fantastic chance to qualify for next season’s Champions League or even mount a title challenge.

The North London side, who are unbeaten in their last seven versus Watford, have also suffered just one defeat away from home this season – against Manchester United on the opening day.

Team News:

Nathan Ake returns for the hosts after he was ineligible to face parent club Chelsea last time out.

Spurs’ Mousa Dembele (ankle) faces a late fitness test, while Ryan Mason could return after injury.

However, forward Clinton N’Jie and midfielder Alex Pritchard are still unavailable.

League Position: Watford – 7th (29 pts); Tottenham – 4th (32 pts)
Last Meeting: Watford 0-1 Tottenham – January 27, 2012 (FA Cup)
Key Players: Watford – Odion Ighalo; Tottenham – Harry Kane
League Form: Watford – LWWWWD; Tottenham – WDDLWW
Shoot Says: Watford 1-2 Tottenham

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