Watford vs Leicester City Prediction (English Premier League) – March 14, 2020, 20:30 (GMT +8)
Watford desperately wants a win in their attempt to stay out of relegation in the Premier League. The Hornets aim to nail the needed points against Leicester City who they meet Saturday at Vicarage Road. Read on for Watford vs Leicester City Prediction and betting tips.
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After their famous 3-0 win over leaders Liverpool at home, Watford were beaten 1-0 at Crystal Palace, their third defeat in their last five league games. The Hornets also lost 3-2 to visiting Everton and 3-0 at Manchester United, whilst they had a lone draw 1-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion.
Nigel Pearson’s squad are at 17th spot with 27 points after 29 matches and are just ahead of 18th placers AFC Bournemouth on goal difference. Watford are also two points ahead of 19th placers Aston Villa and six points ahead of bottom-team Norwich City.
Leicester broke a four-match winless spell after shredding West Ham United to pieces 4-0 at home in their latest league match. The Foxes lost both via 1-0 scorelines to visiting Manchester City and at Norwich City respectively before downing Villa.
The other two fixtures in their last five league draws were 2-2 draw against visiting Chelsea and 0-0 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
After 29 matches, Brendan Rodgers’s side remains third in the table with 53 points.
Watford nipped Leicester City 2-1 in their last Premier League meeting held at Vicarage Road. Striker Andre Gray converted a goal in added time to lift the Hornets to victory after Jamie Vardy had leveled the Foxes in the 75th minute.
In their most-recent league matchup, Leicester won 2-0 at the King Power Stadium with Vardy and playmaker James Maddison scoring a goal each for the hosts.
Striker Jamie Vardy, who scored a brace against West Ham, will be at the forefront of Leicester’s attack as usual. Vardy has already scored 19 goals in the tournament to lead the table.
|1.11||Avg Goals Scored Per Match||1.95|
|1.47||Avg Goals Conceded Per Match||0.91|
After a fantastic win at Anfield, Watford failed to capitalize on this big upset and lost away to Crystal Palace in their last game. At the moment, they are tie on points with Bournemouth but just ahead of the relegation spot thanks to goal difference. It was the win against Liverpool that marked their first in the last 8 games. Leicester are happily sitting at 3rd and are within striking range of 2nd place Manchester City. After 5 winless games last month, they won back-to-back games against Birmingham in the FA Cup (which saw them through to the next round) and destroyed Aston Villa with a 4-0 victory at home.
I know Watford have what it takes to beat the visitors here as their performance against Liverpool last month was nothing short of amazing, and the loss to Palace away was just unlucky. However, we can’t deny the Foxes’ form in their last 2 games. They simply look like a different team now and seemed to have regained back their old selves. It will be a tough matchup between the two sides, but I expect Leicester to come away with a win here and cover the slim handicap.
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