Paul Merson makes a confident prediction for Tottenham v Watford

Paul Merson says he feels Tottenham will beat Watford comfortably.

Former Premier League midfielder Paul Merson has told SkySports he is confident Tottenham Hotspur will ease to victory over Watford this coming weekend.

The two teams face off at 3pm on Saturday, and Merson says he feels Mauricio Pochettino will not have too many difficulties claiming all three points.

Spurs are up to third in the Premier League, above rivals Arsenal on goal difference, who face a trip to Bournemouth.

Merson predicted a 3-1 win for Spurs, suggesting Quique Flores' Watford have been found out in recent weeks.

He 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."

When the two teams met at Vicarage Road in December it was far from easy for Spurs, but they did manage to come away with all three points.

It took a late winner from Heung-Min Son after a Kieran Trippier cross, and Watford will be keen to exact some sort of revenge, by at least holding Spurs to a draw as they did with Chelsea in midweek.

While they remain in the FA Cup at the fifth round stage, Watford have won only one of their last seven Premier League games, and are currently placed ninth in the table.

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