Paul Merson states his prediction for Tottenham v Watford

Paul Merson looks ahead to Tottenham's home clash with Watford at White Hart Lane on Sunday

Paul Merson is tipping Tottenham to secure a comfortable 3-1 win over Watford in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

The Lilywhites head into the game in fine form and on the back of their impressive 3-0 win at Norwich City in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

That result allowed Spurs to leapfrog their local rivals Arsenal up into third place in the Premier League table heading into the final 14 games of the season.

Watford, meanwhile, warmed up for Sunday’s clash with a battling goalless draw against Chelsea at Vicarage Road on Wednesday.

The north London side are being touted as potential contenders for the title this season, and former Arsenal man Merson is expecting a straightforward win at White Hart Lane.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: “Spurs are absolutely flying. I cannot see anything other than a Tottenham win.

“Watford had a tough game against Chelsea and they got a good result with their 0-0 draw. I just feel they’ve hit a patch of not scoring frequently.

“Perhaps people are starting to wise up to Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo, some have started playing three at the back against them.

“Watford’s front two are always a threat but, as I’ve said, Spurs are flying and they’ll win here.”

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Tottenham, who finished fifth last season, face a daunting trip to Manchester City in their next Premier League game on Sunday 14 February.

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