Watford vs Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Watford vs Leicester City Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Watford welcome Leicester at the Vicarage Road Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League. Watford suffered an unexpected 1-0 defeat on the road at the newcomers Brighton at the weekend, in a game in which they had just one shot on target. Meanwhile, Leicester managed a creditable 2-2 home draw against Manchester United thanks to goals from Jamie vardy and Harry Maguire. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview. Feel free to visit our Bet of the day page to check our best daily tips.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Leicester looked solid in their recent 2-2 home draw against Manchester United, while Watford have struggled of late and most of their key players are still on the sidelines with injuries. Leicester’s recent away form has been impressive and we fancy them to collect at least one point from this trip.

Leicester Draw No Bet at odds 1/1 with William Hill

Both teams to score - Yes at odds 13/20 with William Hill

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

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

AVG Goals

0.6

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Watford Form Guide

Watford Team Logo

Watford

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
W H

03-03-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-03-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

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)

Leicester City Form Guide

Leicester City Team Logo

Leicester City

Won

3

Draw

1

Lost

6
W A

10-03-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

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)

Watford Preview

Watford have only won twice in their last eleven games in the Premier League and head into this tie on the back of a six-game winless streak. They are currently on a four-game losing run, including a 1-0 defeat on the road at the newly-promoted Brighton at the weekend. Despite their recent poor form, Watford still sit 10th in the league table tied on 22 points with Huddersfield. Keeping the ball out of their own net has been Watford’s main problem throughout this Premier League campaign, as they hold the second worst defensive record in the division with 34 goals conceded in 19 rounds. At home, Watford have also been in poor shape this season, having won just twice in their last ten games across all competitions. The good news is that Watford managed to win on three occasions in their last five home meetings with Leicester across all competitions. Abdoulaye Doucoure is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with six goals under his belt, while Richarlison has helped the team with five goals and four assists.

Watford Team News

Isaac Success, Kiko, Miguel Britos, Will Hughes and Tommy Hoban are all doubts, while Craig Cathcart, Nathaniel Chalobah and Younes Kaboul are all missing through injury. In addition, Troy Deeney is out through suspension.

Leicester City Preview

Leicester were on an impressive four-game winning streak in the Premier League between the end of November to the middle of December, but their recent form hasn’t been that god. They have lost 0-3 at home at the hands of Crystal Palace a fortnight ago and then they were eliminated from the Carabao Cup by Manchester City. However, the Foxes managed a creditable a 2-2 home draw against Manchester United in the Premier League at the weekend, with Harry Maguire scoring the equalizer in the 94th minute. Leicester can count on their away form though, as they are undefeated in seven league trips, scoring at least once in six of these. Furthermore, Leicester looked incredibly solid in front of goal in their most recent two league away games in the Premier League, scoring seven goals in the process. In addition, Leicester have won two of their last three visits to Watford, keeping a clean sheet in each of these. Jamie Vardy is Leicester’s top scorer once again with eight goals under his belt after 19 league appearances.

Leicester City Team News

Danny Simpson is a doubt, while Daniel Amartey is missing through suspension. The good news is that Matthew James and Robert Huth are both back in training.

Watford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.6

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

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 vs Leicester City Sidelined Players

Watford
31 Tommy Hoban Injured
15 Craig Cathcart Injured
14 Nathaniel Chalobah Injured
4 Younes Kaboul Injured
21 Kiko Injured
9 Troy Deeney Suspended
Leicester City
6 Robert Huth Injured
2 Danny Simpson Injured
18 Daniel Amartey Suspended

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Heurelho Gomes 191 91
27 CD Christian Kabasele 188 84
22 RB Marvin Zeegelaar 186 84
2 LB Daryl Janmaat 185 80
13 CD Molla Wague 188 77
16 CM Abdoulaye Doucoure 184 75
8 CM Tom Cleverley 175 67
23 CM Ben Watson 178 68
28 LF Andre Carrillo 181 69
11 CF Richarlison 180 72
37 RF Roberto Pereyra 182 77
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kasper Schmeichel 189 84
16 LB Aleksandar Dragovic 184 76
5 CD Wes Morgan 185 93
15 CD Harry Maguire 188 79
3 RB Ben Chilwell 178 76
11 CM Marc Albrighton 175 67
26 CM Riyad Mahrez 179 61
10 CDM Andy King 183 74
25 CDM Onyinye Ndidi 186 78
20 CM Shinji Okazaki 174 76
9 CF Jamie Vardy 178 76