Leicester City vs Watford Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Leicester City vs Watford Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Leicester City host Watford at the King Power Stadium on 20/01/18 as both teams attempt to establish a return to form in the Premier League. Leicester beat Fleetwood 2-0 in the FA Cup last time out, with Watford drawing 2-2 against Southampton last weekend. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Neither side are enjoying a particularly fruitful spell in the Premier League at present, but with home form on their side, I’m expecting Leicester to pick up the three points on offer.

Leicester win - 5/6
Jamie Vardy to score anytime - 10/11

Leicester City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Leicester City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Watford

Watford saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Watford saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Leicester City

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Leicester City Form Guide

Leicester City Team Logo

Leicester City

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
L H

18-03-2018

FA Cup

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

31-03-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

07-04-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

19-04-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

05-05-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 5 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Notts County Team Logo Notts County

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

Watford Form Guide

Watford Team Logo

Watford

Won

2

Draw

3

Lost

5
L A

17-03-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

31-03-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

07-04-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

14-04-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

21-04-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

30-04-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

05-05-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Cologne Team Logo FC Cologne

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Fortuna Duesseldorf Team Logo Fortuna Duesseldorf

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

Leicester City Preview

Following an extremely underwhelming start to life at the King Power Stadium, Kelechi Iheanacho will hope Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Fleetwood Town can act as a springboard to kickstart his Leicester City career. The Nigerian enjoyed his best night as a Foxes player to date, opening the scoring two minutes before half-time to end his three-month wait for a goal. His second of the night will go down in pub quiz folklore, after being the first player to score in English football via the aid of VAR. Despite taking an impressive four points from their previous two games in the Premier League against Huddersfield and Chelsea, Leicester have won just one of their last six league games, thus missing out on the chance to surpass out-of-form Burnley and into 7th place in the table. In truth, the Foxes were unlucky not to win at Stamford Bridge last week, having dominated the contest and enjoyed the better of the play. That performance will certainly have provided a confidence boost to the Leicester squad, who proved that they still are able to perform up against the Premier League’s elite teams. Now three points behind Burnley who play Manchester United this weekend, Leicester will have their eyes on finishing the day in 7th in the table.

Leicester City Team News

Ben Chilwell misses out through suspension, while Danny Simpson and Wes Morgan are both absent with hamstring problems.

Watford Preview

To say Watford were lucky to take a point from their meeting with Southampton last time out would be a huge understatement, after they came from two down to draw 2-2 at Vicarage Road. Marco Silva’s men endured a turbulent first half, going in behind at half-time after James Ward-Prowse netted a brace for the visitors. Andre Gray brought Watford back into contention with a header in the 58th minute, but it was Abdoulaye Doucoure who provided the game’s greatest talking point, after he palmed home Watford’s equaliser in the 90th minute, leaving the referee to perceive it as a legitimate header. Given the Hornets have only won just one of their last ten games in the Premier League, they will take whatever luck may come their way in whatever fashion. Away from home, Watford have struggled greatly in recent weeks, losing four in a row on their travels in the Premier League, most recently against Manchester City in a 3-1 loss. Watford are bottom of the form table over the previous ten Premier League games, taking just five points from a possible 30 - only Southampton can match that total.

Watford Team News

Younes Kaboul (foot), Nathaniel Chalobah (knee) and Tom Cleverley (hamstring) are set to miss out. Miguel Britos (leg) and Kiko (hamstring) are unlikely to be available.

Leicester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Watford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leicester City vs Watford Sidelined Players

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