Watford vs Spurs preview and team news

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Tottenham Hotspur travel to Vicarage Road on Friday night to face Watford in the FA Cup Fourth Round.

Harry Redknapp’s men will be looking to rebound quickly after their controversial loss to Manchester City last Sunday, while Watford are 18th in the Championship and six points above the relegation zone.

Watford beat Bradford 4-2 in round three, with goals from Troy Deeney, Marvin Sordell and a brace from Craig Forsyth. The Hornets have lost their two league matches since that victory, however.

Tottenham beat Cheltenham 3-0 in the last round after goals from Jermaine Defore, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Giovani dos Santos.

Both teams preparation have been interrupted this week. Watford’s Adrian Mariappa has been subject of transfer speculation, while Harry Redknapp’s trial at the Southwark Crown Court started this week. Mariappa should start for the Hornets, however, and Redknapp should return to the dugout tonight.

Spurs have numerous injury worries, but Watford’s squad are nearly at full strength.

Tottenham have doubts over Gareth Bale (thigh), Younes Kaboul (groin), Ledley King (knee) and Scott Parker(hamstring). Sandro (calf), William Gallas (calf) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) are out.

Tottenham are clear favourites to reach round five and are 1.56 on Betfair, while Watford are at 7.


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